# What was the date 5 months ago?

## Friday April 19, 2024

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5 months before today was 19 Apr 2024, a Friday. Subtracting 5 months in the past is usually just counting from September; however, longer calculations will push us from 2024 into 2023 or further. Even if the calculation remains within the year, I usually take note of the 19 days left in the middle of September to prep for an additional calculation before August. But that’s all there is to it - understand the month, if 5 months will change the year, season, or fiscal calendar, and subtract your dates.

## How we calculated 5 months before today

All of our day calculators are measured and QA'd by our engineer. Read more about the Git process here. But here's how 5 months ago gets calculated on each visit:

1. We started with date inputs: used current day of 19 Sep, then set the calculation - 5 months, and factored in the year 2024
2. Noted your current time of year: 5 months in September will keep us in September and we don’t need to worry about adjusting months or years.
3. Counted backwards months from current day: date - 19 Sep, factoring in the 19 days left in September to calculate Friday April 19, 2024
4. Did NOT factor in workdays: In this calculation, we kept weekend. See below for just workdays or the fiscal calendar

### Tips when solving for April 19

• Current date: 19 Sep
• Day of the week: Friday
• New Date: Friday April 19, 2024
• New Date Day of the week: Friday
• April is the end of the quarter and the beginning of spring. It's also Phillies Opening Day, so plan according and take the week off work! (Go Phils)
• This calculation crosses at least one month. Remeber, this will change our day of the week.
• Your date will be a weekend. Consider if you only want workdays in your calculation.

## Ways to calculate 5 months ago

1. Calculate it: Start with a time ago calculator. 5 months is easiest solved on a calculator. For ours, we've already factored in the 19 days in September + all number of days in each month and the number of days in . Simply add your months and choose the length of time, then click "calculate". This calculation does not factor in workdays or holidays (see below!).
2. Use September's calendar: Begin by identifying 19 Sep on a calendar, note that it’s Friday, and the total days in August (trust me, you’ll need this for smaller calculations) and days until last year (double trust me, you'll need this for larger calculations). From there, count backwards 5 times months by months, subtracting months from until your remainder of months is 0.
3. Use excel: For more complex months calculations or if you h8 our site (kidding), I use Excel functions like =TODAY()-5 to get or =WORKDAY(TODAY()), -5, cell:cell) for working months.

## Working months in 5 calendar months

5 months is Friday April 19, 2024 or could be if you only want workdays. This calculation takes 5 months and only subtracts by the number of workdays in a week. Remember, removing the weekend from our calculation will drastically change our original Friday April 19, 2024 date.

Work months Solution

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

5 months back

Friday

April 19

Saturday

Sunday

## The past 5 months is equivalent to:

Counting back from today is Friday April 19, 2024 using a full calendar, and is also 3720 hours ago and 30.14% of the year.

Did you know?

Friday Friday April 19, 2024 was the 110 day of the year. At that time, it was 30.14% through 2024.

## In 5 months, the average person Spent...

• 33294.0 hours Sleeping
• 4426.8 hours Eating and drinking
• 7254.0 hours Household activities
• 2157.6 hours Housework
• 2380.8 hours Food preparation and cleanup
• 744.0 hours Lawn and garden care
• 13020.0 hours Working and work-related activities
• 11978.4 hours Working
• 19604.4 hours Leisure and sports
• 10639.2 hours Watching television

## What happened on April 19 (5 months ago) over the years?

### On April 19:

• 1934 Shirley Temple appears in her 1st feature length film, "Stand Up & Cheer"
• 1897 1st Boston Marathon (B.A.A. Road Race), won by John J. McDermott in 2:55:10; the world's oldest annual marathon inspired by success of the first marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics