Date field

I am a long term Procite user who is finally transitioning to Endnote, and I am quite shocked that Endnote does not have a true date field. From what I have been able to determine, no simple manner exists to be able to sort a database by date and retain dates in a fashion that will export as a recogized date (ie, August 3, 1931). Please, can this be fixed? Does anyone have a good workaround? Thanks–marc.