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, April 26, 2017 03:48:50 PM UTC.

April 26: Day of the Week

April 26, 2017 is the 116th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 249 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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

April 2017
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
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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

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 26 Historical Event(s)

  • 1865
    Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
  • 1925
    Paul von Hindenburg defeats Wilhelm Marx in the second round of the German presidential election to become the first directly elected head of state of the Weimar Republic.
  • 1926
    Spanish tonadilla singer Raquel Meller appears on the cover of Time magazine.
  • 1944
    Georgios Papandreou becomes head of the Greek government-in-exile based in Egypt.
  • 1982
    57 people are killed by former police officer Woo Bum-kon in a shooting spree in Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.

Who were born on April 26?

  • 1804
    Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)
  • 1933
    Arno Allan Penzias, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944
    Amien Rais, Indonesian politician
  • 1956
    Koo Stark, American actress
  • 1978
    Tyler Labine, Canadian actor

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