Daylight Savings Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Daylight Savings statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Who first proposed modern Daylight Saving Time?

George Hudson of New Zealand in 1895


Where was the first implementation of Daylight Saving Time?

Germany and Austria-Hungary in April 1916


When did Daylight Savings originate in the UK?

May 21, 1916


When did Daylight Savings originate in the U.S.?

March 19, 1918


Why was Daylight Saving Time implemented in the U.S.?

To reduce the need for artificial lightling


When does Daylight Saving begin each year in the U.S.?

The second Sunday in March 
(as of 2007)


When does Daylight Saving end each year in the U.S.?

The first Sunday in November
(as of 2007)


Where, in the U.S., is Daylight Saving Time not observed?

Hawaii and most of Arizona


Daylight Saving Time was actually repealed in the U.S. in 1919 and only existed sporadically until it was standardized in 1966.


In the Northern Hemisphere, the time between November and March is called “standard time” and the period between March and November is called “saving time.”


BONUS FACTOID: Coldplay’s Chirs Martin is the great-great-grandson of the ‘father’ of British Daylight Savings, William Willettt. One of Coldplay’s most popular songs was titled ‘Clocks.’ hmmmmm…..

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Daylight Savings stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.