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, June 1, 2016 07:26:47 AM UTC.

June 1: Day of the Week

June 1, 2016 is the 153rd day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 213 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 June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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

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

June 1 Historical Event(s)

  • 1495
    Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
  • 1779
    Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
  • 1979
    The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
  • 2001
    Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother, King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya.
  • 2009
    Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew are killed.

Who were born on June 1?

  • 1921
    Nelson Riddle, American bandleader and arranger (d. 1985)
  • 1924
    William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 1973
    Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
  • 1975
    James Storm, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Santana Moss, American football player

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