Convert date format in PHP to Y-m-d H:i:s

I have been given an XML data feed containing dates which look like this:

<pubDate>Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:23:30 +0000</pubDate>

I need to convert that into Y-m-d H:i:s for insert via WordPress' wp_insert_post which requires that format. Its very strict, I tried using "8" for August and it errored out, required me to use "08".

My question is, what is the best way to go about this? I could obviously pick it apart piece by piece with a bunch of PHP script but that seems wasteful. Is there a better way?

Brad BansnerWeb DeveloperAsked:
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run it through strtotime() and use that  result as the second argument to date();
$date = "Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:23:30 +0000";
echo date('Y-m-d H:i:s', strtotime($data) );

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Brad BansnerWeb DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Yes! Thank you.
Ray PaseurCommented:
For future reference when working with date/time values in PHP and MySQL:
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