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To coincide with the launch of my new days between dates calculator, I thought we would take a look at the number of days since some of the most important events in our history took place. The 'days between dates calculator' allows you to work out the number of days, weeks and months since (or to) any given date. So, you can use it to see how many days you've been alive.

Let me take you back in time to some important dates in world history and find out the exact number of days, months and years since they occurred. This page updates every day and the figures you see are based upon today's date of June 24 2017.

Days since the end of World War II

The Allies accepted Germany's surrender on May 8, 1945, marking the end of World War II in Europe. This day became known as Victory in Europe Day (VE Day). World War II officially ended on September 2, 1945, following Japan's surrender. Let's take a look at the number of days, months and years since these dates...

The front page of The Montreal Daily Star. The article announces the German surrender and the impending end of the World War II

Since end of WWII in Europe:

  • 26345 days
  • Or: 72 years, 1 month, 16 days

Since end of WWII worldwide:

  • 26228 days
  • Or: 71 years, 9 months, 22 days

Days since man first landed on the Moon

Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land humans on the Moon. Piloted by Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong's lunar module landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969. Let's take a look at the number of days, months and years since that date...

Photo by NASA. Buzz Aldrin Jr is photographed during the Apollo 11 activity on the Moon

Since first man on moon:

  • 17506 days
  • Or: 47 years, 11 months, 4 days

Days since the 1066 Norman invasion of England

The Battle of Hastings took place on October 14, 1066. It was a day-long battle that ended in a victory for the Normans over King Harold's Anglo-Saxon army.

The Battle of Hastings in 1066, by artist Francois Hippolyte Debon (1807-1872)

Since the Battle of Hastings (1066):

  • 347234 days
  • Or: 950 years, 8 months, 10 days

Let's take a look at some dates in the future.


How many days until Christmas?

Christmas seems to come about so quickly (and mince pies will appear in shops before we know it). So, how long do we have to wait until Christmas?

Until Christmas:

  • 184 days
  • Or: 6 months, 1 day

How many days until the next Olympics?

The next Olympic games will take place on July 24, 2020 in Tokyo.

Until the next Olympic games:

  • 1126 days
  • Or: 3 years, 1 month, 0 days

If you want to know how many days have gone by since you were born or the number of days until your next big birthday, give our date calculator a try. In addition, do feel free to suggest any dates to add to this page using the comments box underneath this article.

Alastair Hazell




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Last update: 05 June 2017


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