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 Monday, January 22, 2018 02:41:32 AM UTC.

January 22: Day of the Week

January 22, 2018 is the 22nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 343 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 January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

January 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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78910111213
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Zodiac & Birthstone

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

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January 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1863
    The January Uprising breaks out in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. The aim of the national movement is to regain Polish-Lithuanian-Ruthenian Commonwealth from occupation by Russia.
  • 1879
    Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Isandlwana – Zulu troops defeat British troops.
  • 1959
    Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed.
  • 1991
    Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • 2004
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1907
    Dixie Dean, English footballer (d. 1980)
  • 1925
    Johnny Bucha, American baseball player (d. 1996)
  • 1937
    Joseph Wambaugh, American author
  • 1939
    J.C. Tremblay, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)
  • 1975
    Felipe Giaffone, Brazilian racing driver

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