So my parser will allow you to enter a string, provide a format, and output a valid Date object. You can use all of the date format strings provided by Angular on the dateFilter documentation page.
It’s free to use, so feel free to download it, use it, even abuse it, as long as you keep the copyright info intact.
The parser algorithm was originally created by Matt Kruse, so kudos to him for his awesome work. You can view his code here.