Daylight Time Tools

These days many of the charts you may be doing are of people born after 1965 or events after 1965. In 1966 the United States passed the Uniform Time Act. This set a national standard for the change of daylight saving time (DST) in the country. The only states that do not follow these rules are Arizona and Hawaii. Be wary of Indiana locations too as they only 100% joined the standard in 2005. These rules change and are probably subject to change again. Note that in 1996 Mexico adopted the same rules for their three time zones.

US DST Time Changes

Year Start  End
1966 4/24 - 10/30
1967 4/30 - 10/29
1968 4/28 - 10/27
1969 4/27 - 10/26
1970 4/26 - 10/25
1971 4/25 - 10/31
1972 4/30 - 10/29
1973 4/29 - 10/28
1974 1/6  - 10/27
1975 2/23 - 10/26
1976 4/25 - 10/31
1977 4/24 - 10/30
1978 4/30 - 10/29
1979 4/29 - 10/28
1980 4/27 - 10/26
1981 4/26 - 10/25
1982 4/25 - 10/31
1983 4/24 - 10/30
1984 4/29 - 10/28
1985 4/28 - 10/27
1986 4/27 - 10/26
Year Start End
1987 4/5 - 10/25
1988 4/3 - 10/30
1989 4/2 - 10/29
1990 4/1 - 10/28
1991 4/7 - 10/27
1992 4/5 - 10/25
1993 4/4 - 10/31
1994 4/3 - 10/30
1995 4/2 - 10/29
1996 4/7 - 10/27
1997 4/6 - 10/26
1998 4/5 - 10/25
1999 4/4 - 10/31
2000 4/2 - 10/29
2001 4/1 - 10/28
2002 4/7 - 10/27
2003 4/6 - 10/26
2004 4/4 - 10/31
2005 4/3 - 10/30
2006 4/2 - 10/29

Year Start  End
2007 3/11 - 11/4
2008 3/9  - 11/2
2009 3/8  - 11/1
2010 3/14 - 11/7
2011 3/13 - 11/6
2012 3/11 - 11/4
2013 3/10 - 11/3
2014 3/9  - 11/2
2015 3/8  - 11/1
2016 3/13 - 11/6
2017 3/12 - 11/5
2018 3/11 - 11/4
2019 3/10 - 11/3
2020 3/8  - 11/1







European Union Time Changes

The European Union instituted "Summer Time" rules in 1996. Here are the time changes:

Year Start  End
1996 3/31 - 10/27
1997 3/30 - 10/26
1998 3/29 - 10/25
1999 3/28 - 10/31
2000 3/26 - 10/29
2001 3/25 - 10/28
2002 3/31 - 10/27
2003 3/30 - 10/26
2004 3/28 - 10/31
2005 3/27 - 10/30
2006 3/26 - 10/29
2007 3/25 - 10/28
2008 3/30 - 10/26
Year Start  End
2009 3/29 - 10/25
2010 3/28 - 10/31
2011 3/27 - 10/30
2012 3/25 - 10/28
2013 3/31 - 10/27
2014 3/30 - 10/26
2015 3/29 - 10/25
2016 3/27 - 10/30
2017 3/26 - 10/29
2018 3/25 - 10/28
2019 3/31 - 10/27
2020 3/29 - 10/25

China, India and Japan

These countries do not observe Daylight Saving Time. Neither do many countries near the equator.