# What was the date 61 weeks ago?

## Wednesday May 24, 2023

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61 weeks ago from today was 24 May 2023, a Wednesday. Anytime we’re subtracting halves of the year, we need to ensure that we’re still in 2024. It looks like 61 weeks from now will bring us back to pre 2023 and we’ll need to factor this into our subtraction because it will change the calendar and fiscal years. For larger calculations like this, I start by subtracting total days, then counting backwards 427 days on a calendar until getting my solution of Wednesday May 24, 2023.

## How we calculated 61 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 61 weeks ago gets calculated on each visit:

1. We started with date inputs: used current day of 24 Jul, then set the calculation - 61 weeks, and factored in the year 2024
2. Noted your current time of year: 61 weeks in July will bring us back to June or further.
3. Counted backwards weeks from current day: date - 24 Jul, factoring in the 24 days left in July to calculate Wednesday May 24, 2023
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 May 24

• Current date: 24 Jul
• Day of the week: Wednesday
• New Date: Wednesday May 24, 2023
• New Date Day of the week: Wednesday
• Counting backward from May could put you back in Q1 or even the previous year.
• This calculation crosses at least one month. Remeber, this will change our day of the week.
• The solution crosses into a different year.

## Ways to calculate 61 weeks ago

1. Calculate it: Start with a time ago calculator. 61 weeks is easiest solved on a calculator. For ours, we've already factored in the 24 days in July + 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 July's calendar: Begin by identifying 24 Jul on a calendar, note that it’s Wednesday, and the total days in June (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 61 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()-61 to get or =WORKDAY(TODAY()), -61, cell:cell) for working weeks.

## Working weeks in 61 calendar weeks

61 weeks is Wednesday May 24, 2023 or could be if you only want workdays. This calculation takes 61 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 May 24, 2023 date.

Work weeks Solution

Monday

Tuesday

61 weeks back

Wednesday

May 24

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

## The past 61 weeks is equivalent to:

Counting back from today is Wednesday May 24, 2023 using a full calendar, and is also 10248 hours ago and 39.45% of the year.

Did you know?

Wednesday Wednesday May 24, 2023 was the 144 day of the year. At that time, it was 39.45% through 2023.

## In 61 weeks, the average person Spent...

• 91719.6 hours Sleeping
• 12195.12 hours Eating and drinking
• 19983.6 hours Household activities
• 5943.84 hours Housework
• 6558.72 hours Food preparation and cleanup
• 2049.6 hours Lawn and garden care
• 35868.0 hours Working and work-related activities
• 32998.56 hours Working
• 54006.96 hours Leisure and sports
• 29309.28 hours Watching television

## What happened on May 24 (61 weeks ago) over the years?

### On May 24:

• 1895 Henry Irving becomes the first actor to receive a knighthood
• 1935 1st major league night baseball game, in Cincinnati (Reds 2, Philadelphia 1)