You can try creating two parameters. One as a "min date" and the other as a "max date". Then create a calculation comparing the date of interest to see if it is within the the min/max date parameters. Since the parameters are global a calculation can be used against multiple data sources.
I often make the resulting calculation either a "show" (when within the range) or a "hide" (when outside the range)... I then add that calculation as a filter and select only the value of "show".
ps. I have a similar question regarding the same thing but applied to a data blend ... maybe I need to take my own advice on using parameters!!! http://community.tableau.com/thread/120280