Direct entry of dates (rather than dropdown/popup)

Using the popup calendar to enter dates for a “date” column is tedious. I am planning many things for months and years in advance, and having to scroll through years and months – rather than just typing them – is painful.

Also, I have used Forms to have event guests input their arrival dates, flight dates, etc. And about 10% of my guests are choosing the wrong year (in their case, all that really matters is the month and day - but when I read it, it gives me the wrong day of the week since it’s 1921)