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 Tuesday, December 1, 2015 02:04:39 AM UTC.

December 1: Day of the Week

December 1, 2015 is the 335th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.

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

December 2015

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

December 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1948
    Taman Shud Case: The body of an unidentified man is found in Adelaide, Australia; involving an undetectable poison and a secret code in a very rare book, the case remains unsolved and is “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries”.
  • 1960
    Paul McCartney and Pete Best are arrested then deported from Hamburg, Germany, after accusations of attempted arson.
  • 1963
    Nagaland becomes the 16th state of India.
  • 1966
    The first Gävle goat, an annual Swedish Yule Goat tradition, is first erected in Gävle.
  • 2009
    The Treaty of Lisbon, which amends the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community, which together comprise the constitutional basis of European Union, comes into effect.

Who were born on December 1?

  • 1844
    Alexandra of Denmark, Danish Queen Consort of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (d. 1925)
  • 1922
    Vsevolod Bobrov, Soviet ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1951
    Obba Babatundé, American actor
  • 1951
    Treat Williams, American actor
  • 1985
    Janelle Monáe, American musician

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