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 Monday, September 26, 2016 12:13:43 AM UTC.

September 26: Day of the Week

September 26, 2016 is the 270th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 96 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.

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

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My Birthday Ninja Are you not curious to find out some fun facts about your birthday? Find out what happened on my birthday and what was the number one song on your day of birth. Know the meaning of your birth and which celebrity shares your special day! (Sponsored link)

Zodiac & Birthstone

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

September 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1580
    Sir Francis Drake finishes his circumnavigation of the Earth.
  • 1789
    Thomas Jefferson is appointed the first United States Secretary of State, John Jay is appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood is appointed the first United States Postmaster General, and Edmund Randolph is appointed the first United States Attorney General.
  • 1918
    World War I: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the bloodiest single battle in American history, begins.
  • 1944
    World War II: On the central front of the Gothic Line Brazilian troops control the Serchio valley region after ten days of fighting.
  • 1971
    The Freetown Christiania was founded.

Who were born on September 26?

  • 1406
    Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (d. 1430)
  • 1895
    Jürgen Stroop, German Nazi SS officer (d. 1952)
  • 1958
    Robert Kagan, American historian
  • 1986
    Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress
  • 1988
    Marina Kuroki, Japanese actress

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