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The getDate() method returns the day of the month for the specified date according to local time.

Syntax

dateObj.getDate()

Return value

An integer number, between 1 and 31, representing the day of the month for the given date according to local time.

Examples

Using getDate()

The second statement below assigns the value 25 to the variable day, based on the value of the Date object Xmas95.

var Xmas95 = new Date('December 25, 1995 23:15:30');
var day = Xmas95.getDate();

console.log(day); // 25

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getDate' in that specification.
Draft  
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getDate' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 5.1 (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Date.prototype.getDate' in that specification.
Standard  
ECMAScript 1st Edition (ECMA-262) Standard Initial definition. Implemented in JavaScript 1.1.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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