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 Saturday, October 22, 2016 01:42:26 AM UTC.

October 22: Day of the Week

October 22, 2016 is the 296th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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

October 2016

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

October 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1790
    Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 1975
    The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.
  • 1976
    Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

Who were born on October 22?

  • 1701
    Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1756)
  • 1894
    Mei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • 1943
    Robert Long, Dutch singer, songwriter and television presenter.(d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford
  • 1969
    Spike Jonze, American director and film producer

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