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, April 29, 2017 09:21:16 PM UTC.

April 29: Day of the Week

April 29, 2017 is the 119th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

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

April 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

April 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1903
    A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
  • 1916
    Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 1946
    Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.

Who were born on April 29?

  • 1924
    Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballet dancer and actress
  • 1925
    John Compton, Saint Lucian Prime Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • 1964
    Mohammad Qatanani, Muslim Imam
  • 1980
    Magdalena Tul, Polish pop singer

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