What was the Day on 26 January 1950?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

It was a Thursday on 26 January 1950. A leap year is a calendar year with 366 days that only happens once every four years. There are also 24 leap years every 100 years. A year is considered a leap year if it can be divided by 4; for century years, that number should be 400 instead of 100.

For instance, 100 is not a leap year even though it can be divided by 4, even though it should be as it is a century year. As a result, 100, 200, and 300 are not leap years. Calculate the number of years from the given question using these conditions.

Day on 26 January 1950

We are aware that an odd number of days in a year suggests days rather than full weeks. Thus, there have been no odd days in 400, 800, 1200, 1600, or 2000 years. As a result, there were no odd days over the first 1600 years. There will be one odd day in the next 300 years.

There are 5 odd days in 49 years (12 x 2 + 37 x 1), or 61 days.

There were 6 odd days in 1949 (1 plus 5). Consider the year 1950 now. 26 days in January equals 3 weeks plus 5 extra days or 5 odd days.

Total odd days: 6 + 5 = 11; so, 4 odd days.

Sunday is the first odd day, followed by Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thus, 26 January 1950, was a Thursday.


What was the Day on 26 January 1950?

On 26 January 1950, it was a Thursday. This can be determined by using a simple process of calculating the number of odd days between January 1, 1949, and January 26, 1950. There were 6 odd days in 1949 (1+5). For the year 1950, there were 5 odd days in January. Thus, the total number of odd days between 1949 and 1950 was 6+5=11, which is equal to 4 odd days. Therefore, January 26, 1950, was a Thursday.

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