What was the date 5 weeks ago?


Wednesday April 24, 2024


5 weeks ago from today was 24 Apr 2024, a Wednesday. Week conversions that span across multiple months now must consider the 29 days left in end of May because 5 weeks will keep us in May and we don’t need to worry about adjusting months or years. Run this calculation first by understanding where we’re at in May, identify if we’ll drop into April, and count backwards by 5.

How we calculated 5 weeks 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 weeks ago gets calculated on each visit:

  1. We started with date inputs: used current day of 29 May, then set the calculation - 5 weeks, and factored in the year 2024
  2. Noted your current time of year: 5 weeks in May will keep us in May and we don’t need to worry about adjusting months or years.
  3. Counted backwards weeks from current day: date - 29 May, factoring in the 29 days left in May to calculate Wednesday April 24, 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 24

  • Current date: 29 May
  • Day of the week: Wednesday
  • New Date: Wednesday April 24, 2024
  • New Date Day of the week: Wednesday
  • 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.

Ways to calculate 5 weeks ago

  1. Calculate it: Start with a time ago calculator. 5 weeks is easiest solved on a calculator. For ours, we've already factored in the 29 days in May + all number of days in each month and the number of days in . Simply add your weeks and choose the length of time, then click "calculate". This calculation does not factor in workdays or holidays (see below!).
  2. Use May's calendar: Begin by identifying 29 May on a calendar, note that it’s Wednesday, and the total days in April (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 weeks by weeks, subtracting weeks from until your remainder of weeks is 0.
  3. Use excel: For more complex weeks 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 weeks.

Working weeks in 5 calendar weeks

5 weeks is Wednesday April 24, 2024 or could be if you only want workdays. This calculation takes 5 weeks and only subtracts by the number of workdays in a week. Remember, removing the weekend from our calculation will drastically change our original Wednesday April 24, 2024 date.

Work weeks Solution

Date 5 work weeks ago
Wednesday April 10, 2024

Week of Wednesday April 24, 2024



5 weeks back


April 24





The past 5 weeks is equivalent to:

Counting back from today is Wednesday April 24, 2024 using a full calendar, and is also 840 hours ago and 31.51% of the year.

5 weeks = 840 hours

5 weeks = 1.129 months

5 weeks = 5.0 weeks

5 weeks = 0.096 years

5 weeks = 50400 minutes

5 weeks = 3024000 seconds

Did you know?

Wednesday Wednesday April 24, 2024 was the 115 day of the year. At that time, it was 31.51% through 2024.

In 5 weeks, the average person Spent...

  • 7518.0 hours Sleeping
  • 999.6 hours Eating and drinking
  • 1638.0 hours Household activities
  • 487.2 hours Housework
  • 537.6 hours Food preparation and cleanup
  • 168.0 hours Lawn and garden care
  • 2940.0 hours Working and work-related activities
  • 2704.8 hours Working
  • 4426.8 hours Leisure and sports
  • 2402.4 hours Watching television

What happened on April 24 (5 weeks ago) over the years?

On April 24:

  • 1854 Austria's Franz Joseph I marries Elisabeth A E "Sissi"
  • 1981 Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey