You can specify your own sorting (top menu up/down arrow icon). Just click on each attribute you want to include and drag the attributes in the correct order.
Sorting on date will use the specific day (ignoring any timestamp). Event sorting is on date, allowing them to be either on top or at the bottom of the list. Just try your option I would say. Clicking on UP (or DOWN) will flip the order of the sort. Use the drag handle (=) to change the order.
Note that selecting a filter will activate the sorting specified for the filter, overruling the standard sorting.