Today’s very special date

Today is the tenth day of the tenth month of the tenth year of the new millennium. The attraction of 10.10.10 has led many couples to choose this day for their wedding.

A date like 10.10.10 only happens 12 times every 1,000 years. There will be a similar day in 2011 and in 2012 but the one after that won’t happen until 3001.


  • Nick

    The year is the last two digits of the full 4-digit year, so these dates happen 12 times every 100 years. The first one in the next century will be 01/01/01.

  • Roger Darlington

    Ooops – you’re quite right, of course, Nick.

    This is still means that, after 12.12.12, you and I are unlikely to experience another such symmetrical date.

  • Calvin

    On top of the auspicious repetition, Roger, I saw in one report that Stephen Fry had tweeted that, in binary code, 101010 = 42 – which is, of course, the answer to life, the universe and everything…

  • Roger Darlington

    What are the odds?!?

  • Philip

    Binary reminds me of Bender the robot in Futurama who wakes from a nightmare, hugs his friend and exclaims ‘I dreamt there was a 2’.

  • guusje

    A special day for me, born 10-10-1950, it was my 60 th birtday last sunday. Visitors and telephone calls at 10.10 and also that day a big price in de Staatsloterij € 10. Is n’t that a lucky day?


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