What is today’s date? If you answered this question with June 5, 2020 (read June the fifth, two thousand and twenty), you should go on reading.
The day-month-year date format (e.g., 5 June 2020) is officially adopted by the vast majority of the world’s countries.
The year-month-day date format (e.g., 2020-06-05) is officially adopted by China, Japan, Korea, and Iran, and is also the date format of the ISO 8601 standard.
The month-day-year date format (e.g., June 5, 2020) is officially adopted by the USA only (although contamination of this format can be found in a few other countries). Like most standards adopted in the USA, the month-day-year date format is bizarre at best, as shown in the following illustration: