I'd like to have today's date displayed in the menu bar alongside the day-of-the-week and the time (i.e. Mon, Dec 31, 9:59 PM). Is there a way to do this? I'm on OS X 10.5.
EDIT: I found one suggestion, but couldn't make it work...
You can use MagiCal, or do a little configuration it in System Preferences.
I'm not sure when this was introduced, so maybe your 10.5 doesn't show this. But my Snow Leopard simply has an option for that: System Preferences, System, Date & Time, tabsheet Clock, Date options: show date.
In case you never noticed: clicking the clock will give you more details. If you have iCal in your Dock then its icon will always show the current† date:
† Well, sometimes it's a bit off when iCal is not running. Running
killall Dock in Terminal fixes that.