I have been looking for a way to show the date in the menubar of Mac OS X Leopard. I found a couple of guides, including this one over at Lifehacker and I just could not get it to work. Finally I found a tip from the last comment that I had to enable “seconds” for the clock in order to get this to work. Now finally I got it to work.
Not only does it now show the date it also shows the current week which means I can get rid of the widget I had been using for this purpose. Here is a screenshot of my menubar now: