What day of the week is this date?

Salisbury Church

You’re probably looking for a day of the week calculator. Chances are you have a date in mind and you want to find out what day of the week it was. You’re in luck! This nifty little website will help you solve your problem. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to find an old calendar just to find out what day of the week a particular day is.

It’s also possible that you might be asking the question: “What day of the week was I born?” Whatever your reason is, you’ll get the days of the week you are looking for.

As an added bonus, this website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events and birthday of popular individuals. This is useful if you’re creating a scrapbook and you want to know some important events that took place about a particular day.

This website is using the Gregorian calendar system as the basis for computing the day of the week. Dates before 1752 in some European countries were recorded as a Julian calendar date such as the one engraved in the above picture of a church tower in Salisbury, a city in England. (Photo credit: Alan Clarke) Just for fun. Try entering the date you see in the above picture and verify the day of the week.

Here are some interesting facts about the Julian and Gregorian calendars. When the Calendar Act was implemented in Britain, on September 2, 1752 the Britons slept using the old Julian calendar and woke up the following morning using the Gregorian calendar but it suddenly became September 14, 1752. They skipped 11 days overnight. Some neighboring countries made the switch to Gregorian calendar a few centuries earlier while others a few centuries later. For example, the Russians only adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918. The Greeks did not switch to it until 1923 and they have to skip 13 days instead of just 11 days.

Now, let us begin with today’s date. You may also enter a specific day using the form on the top bar. The year is optional and this website will use the current year if it is not given. All date and time computations are based on the server’s current date and time which is Thursday, July 27, 2017 04:36:56 PM UTC.

July 27: Day of the Week

July 27, 2017 is the 208th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 157 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

July 2017
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9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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July 27 Historical Event(s)

  • 1663
    The English Parliament passes the second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American colonies have to be sent in English ships from English ports.
  • 1789
    The first U.S. federal government agency, the Department of Foreign Affairs, is established (it will be later renamed Department of State).
  • 1921
    Researchers at the University of Toronto led by biochemist Frederick Banting prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.
  • 1942
    World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.
  • 1955
    The Allied occupation of Austria stemming from World War II, ends.

Who were born on July 27?

  • 1896
    Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)
  • 1927
    Sat Mahajan, Indian politician
  • 1944
    Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
  • 1952
    Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
  • 1980
    Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler

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