Year finder

More useful tools from Creative Media

Enter the day, day-of-month and month, and Year Finder will tell you which years (from 1900 onwards) the day could have been in. Year Finder looks ahead ten years too, so you can see when you’ll next be getting a weekend birthday!

Choose a date:

Possible dates are:

1900: Mon 1st January
1906: Mon 1st January
1912: Mon 1st January
1917: Mon 1st January
1923: Mon 1st January
1934: Mon 1st January
1940: Mon 1st January
1945: Mon 1st January
1951: Mon 1st January
1962: Mon 1st January
1968: Mon 1st January
1973: Mon 1st January
1979: Mon 1st January
1990: Mon 1st January
1996: Mon 1st January
2001: Mon 1st January
2007: Mon 1st January
2018: Mon 1st January
2024: Mon 1st January


The Story of the Year Finder

Part of my work involves digital archiving of old projects. Sometimes all I’ll have is a scanned flyer with something like “Supercool Film Festival, Fri 9th June - Sunday 11th June”. How do I know which year it was?!

Rather than making an ugly and clunky spreadsheet, I thought I’d write something in php that I could share with other people. And here it is. Once I’ve seen the possible years, I can usually make a fair guess at which one’s the right one.

There probably is something online that does this, but I couldn’t find it - all I got were sites that told you what day a particular date fell on and everything except for what I wanted.

So, that’s the story of the CreativeMedia.org.uk Year Finder, just one of many Creative Media Ideas.