Visual Basic for Applications Reference
Returns a Variant (Date) containing the current system date.
To set the system date, use the Date statement.
Date, and if the calendar is Gregorian, Date$ behavior is unchanged by the Calendar property setting. If the calendar is Hijri, Date$ returns a 10-character string of the form mm-dd-yyyy, where mm (01-12), dd (01-30) and yyyy (1400-1523) are the Hijri month, day and year. The equivalent Gregorian range is Jan 1, 1980 through Dec 31, 2099.