Is it 09/03/2012 or is it 03/09/2012 or 2012/09/03? Does it tick you off when American Formatted dates are all backwards?
Well, there's no need for them to be....
Using British Formatted Dates in PHP and MySQL
Use these dates as a test: 06-12-2012, 23-03-1959, 18-11-1957, 19-12-1986, 19-12-2012 or 18-11-2012