I've had a ticket to see my favourite band, Magnum, for months, and I just looked at the agent's website which said the gig was on 12/09/05. Panic! I thought I'd missed it, but no, it's actually on 09/12/05.
Let me explain how dates should be written - they go from left to right in order of size:
Day - Date - Month - Year. e.g. Friday 9 December 2005.
Right, I need a cup of tea to calm me down now.