How Many Days Since...?

To complement my days between dates calculator, let's take a look at the number of days since some of the most important events in our history took place.

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 November 30 2020.

Days since the end of World War II

Since end of WWII in Europe:

  • 27600 days
  • Or: 75 years, 6 months, 22 days

Since end of WWII worldwide:

  • 27483 days
  • Or: 75 years, 2 months, 28 days

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

Days since man first landed on the Moon

Since man first landed on moon:

  • 18761 days
  • Or: 51 years, 4 months, 10 days

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

Days since the 1066 Norman invasion of England

Since the Battle of Hastings (1066):

  • 348488 days
  • Or: 954 years, 1 month, 15 days

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)

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:

  • 25 days
  • Or: 0 months, 25 days

How many days until the next Olympics?

Until the next Olympic games in Tokyo:

  • 235 days
  • Or: 7 months, 23 days

The next summer Olympic games will take place on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo. It was originally scheduled to begin on July 24, 2020 before the Coronavirus pandemic hit.


If you want to know how many days there are until you celebrate your next big birthday, give our birthday calculator a try. Alternatively, you can find out how old you are in days, weeks and months using our funky age calculator.

Please feel free to suggest any dates to add to this page using the comments box underneath this article.


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