Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Today is November 2, 2011 which can also be written as 11022011. If that string of numbers is a little confusing, add punctuation and the date is a more recognizable 11/02/2011. Either way, it's a very rare eight-digit palindrome date, meaning that it can be read the same way both forward and backward. According to Life's Little Mysteries there are 12 eight-digit palindrome dates in the 21st Century. The last one was on January 2, 2010 (01022010), and the next one won't be until February 2, 2020 (02022020).

However, a friend brought to my attention that if you write the date without any leading zeros, every day until next Wednesday is a Palindrome Day:
  • Wednesday 11/2/11
  • Thursday 11/3/11
  • Friday 11/4/11
  • Saturday 11/5/11
  • Sunday 11/6/11
  • Monday 11/7/11
  • Tuesday 11/8/11
  • Wednesday 11/9/11

The palindromes skip a day on Thursday the 10th, then culminate with a same-number date on Friday, November 11 (11/11/11).


  1. A friend is having all her girlfriends over for dinner on 11/11/11....I am lucky enough to be an invite....what a wonderful way to celebrate...smiles.

  2. The interest I have in palindrones are at most marginal ('Rain Man' likes them, however).

    My dad showed me a penny when I was 6, in 1961. He told me to turn it upside down, and asked me what the numbers were: I marveled at this, as the date was the same up or down. Ooooh.

    Then I think I lost interest about four seconds later.

  3. I was just thinking that 11-11-11 was coming up. I wonder what it was like when it was 11-11-1111.