PHP MySQL - SQL Query on row with date (needs converting to Epoch time)

Hi,

I am running a PHP MySQL SQL query on a table, one of the tables has a date column named 'date'.
Example data stored is '26/12/2015 12:00 PM'

I am wanting to run a query to ORDER the search results in most closest date first.  
If i store as Epoch time i can ORDER in ASC easily, but if i store as i have now it won't properly order.

How can tweak by SQL query to perform the required results?

Currently:
$results = mysqli_query($link,"SELECT * FROM event ORDER BY date ASC") or die(mysql_error());

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Hope someone can help?
Thanks!!
dev09Asked:
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hieloCommented:
put backticks around your field names:

$results = mysqli_query($link,"SELECT * FROM `event` ORDER BY STR_TO_DATE(`date`,'%d/%m/%Y %h:%i %p') ASC") or die(mysql_error());

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Refer to:
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/date-and-time-functions.html#function_str-to-date

The format specifiers used by str_to_date() are the ones listed in date_format()
https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/date-and-time-functions.html#function_date-format

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arnoldCommented:
You would use the query changes hielo provided as input to the unix_timestamp(Str_to_date(hielo example))

https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/date-and-time-functions.html

You seem to have your date data stored as a string,
You might want to add a date time column, then run an update query that will use the information from one and store it as a datetime, or bigint() if you want the date stored as timestamp since epoch (1 jan 1970 00:00:00 GMt)
Ray PaseurCommented:
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