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Tables for the Weekday
of any date between 1809-2016
with an example
Typo in third sentence corrected 18 April 20111 or 8: Sunday, 2 or 9: Monday, 3 or 10: Tuesday, 4 or 11: Wednesday, 5 or 12: Thursday, 6 or 13: Friday, 7: Saturday
Choose the year, and look at Table 1. Make a note of the J number in the last column. If the year is a leap year (marked L), look for the date in Table 3 (note that 1900 is not a leap year). Otherwise look for the date in Table 2. Make a note of the D number in the last column.
The weekdays are numbered as:
Then the desired weekday has the number J + D
Table 1. Years
Table 2. Dates in ordinary years
Table 3. Dates in leap years
Part of a 1912 Diary
For 1912, Table 1 gives J = 1 and the L means it is a leap year. Then Table 3 for 26 September gives D = 4. Then J + D = 5, indicating Thursday, as in the picture.
Checks have been made but this page comes with no warranty. I am grateful to Prof.dr.ir. Michel M.J. Decré for alerting me to the typo.
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Copyright (C) Anthony P. Stone 2009. This material may be freely used, provided the author is acknowledged.
Last updated: 18 April 2011