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 Wednesday, December 2, 2015 06:54:56 AM UTC.

December 2: Day of the Week

December 2, 2015 is the 336th day of the year 2015 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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 2 Historical Event(s)

  • 1942
    Manhattan Project: A team led by Enrico Fermi initiates the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction.
  • 1947
    Jerusalem Riots of 1947: Riots break out in Jerusalem in response to the approval of the 1947 UN Partition Plan.
  • 1980
    Four U.S. nuns and churchwomen, Ita Ford, Maura Clarke, Jean Donovan, and Dorothy Kazel, are murdered by a death squad in El Salvador.
  • 1982
    At the University of Utah, Barney Clark becomes the first person to receive a permanent artificial heart.
  • 1988
    Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.

Who were born on December 2?

  • 1886
    Harry Burleigh, American composer (d. 1949)
  • 1934
    Sissela Bok, Swedish philosopher and ethicist
  • 1944
    Botho Strauß, German author
  • 1968
    Rena Sofer, American actress
  • 1971
    Wilson Jermaine Heredia, American actor

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