# What Day of the Week

What day of the week is this date?

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, August 21, 2017 05:37:32 PM UTC.

## August 21: Day of the Week

August 21, 2017 is the 233rd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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

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

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### Zodiac & Birthstone

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

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### August 21 Historical Event(s)

• 1680
Pueblo Indians capture Santa Fe from Spanish during the Pueblo Revolt.
• 1770
James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
• 1944
World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise, France.
• 1979
Soviet dancer Alexander Godunov defects to the United States.
• 2007
Hurricane Dean makes its first landfall in Costa Maya, Mexico with winds at 165 mph. Dean is the first storm since Hurricane Andrew to make landfall as a Category 5.

### Who were born on August 21?

• 1754
William Murdoch, Scottish inventor (d. 1839)
• 1930
Frank Perry, American film director (d. 1995)
• 1954
Archie Griffin, former American football player and only two-time Heisman Trophy winner.
• 1982
Jason Eaton, New Zealand All Black rugby player
• 1989
Judd Trump, English snooker player

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