Writing date 13 October in English can be done in a variety of ways. Here are some common ways to write the date 13 October in American English.


When you prefer to write the date in American English, usually the month comes before the day, then followed by the year. For example: The 13th day of the month October, in the year 2019, then the date in American English should be written as:

Oct 13

October 13

October 13, 2019

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Dates written as October the 13th or October 13th are not incorrect, but are less common in American English.



How to write the date 13 October in numbers?


In American English, if you want to write the date in all-numeric, you will need to use the following style. Here, too, the month comes first, then the day, then the year.

10/13/19   or   10.13.19   or   10-13-19

10/13/2019   or   10.13.2019   or   10-13-2019

Oct. 13, 2019


The International Standard date formats

In an effort to avoid miscommunication between people using the British date format and those using the American date format, an International Standard was developed. If an Australian writes October 13, 2019 as 13/10/2019, but an American writes the same date as 10/13/2019, who’s right? The international standard recommends writing the date as year, then month, then the day: YYYY-MM-DD. So if both the Australian and American used this, they would both write the date as 2019-1013-.

Writing the date this way avoids confusion by placing the year first. Much of Asia uses this form when writing the date. For example:

October 13, 2019 would be written as 2019 October 13. (Did you notice there’s no comma?).