The 1st of August, 2014, fell on a Friday. Day 213 of 2014. Decade: 2010s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 1st of August, 2014:
Australian singer Michael Johns dies from Dilated cardiomyopathy.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 1st of August, 2014:
United States: Rude - Magic!
United Kingdom: Me and My Broken Heart - Rixton
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 1st of August, 2014.
2014 in movies.
Popular movies in 2014 included Transformers: Age of Extinction, Gone Girl, The Equalizer, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficent, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Annabelle, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Interstellar.
American actress Jennifer Lawrence is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2014.
Time Person of the Year 2014
Health care workers fighting against the spread of Ebola are featured as the Time Person of the Year 2014.
2014 in music.
Popular music artists in 2014 included Bastille, Passenger, Lorde, Jason Derulo, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainor, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Hozier, Maroon 5 and Bobby Shmurda.
ISIS (aka ISIL) receives widespread media attention when it begins to capture territory in Iraq.
Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is going viral on social media.
2014 Israel-Gaza conflict
The 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict continues throughout July and August of 2014. In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Israel launches a military operation called "Operation Protective Edge." Throughout the course of the conflict, 2,200 people are killed (with most of them being Gazans). The conflict consists of an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, as well as multiple air strikes. Throughout this period, Hamas launches 4,500+ rockets and mortars into Israel. The conflict ends on the 26th of August when both sides agree to a ceasefire.
The Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa was receiving around-the-clock news coverage. Between August and the end of October, the situation continued to worsen. In a number of cases, the media was accused of scaremongering and sensationalism. During this period of 2014, people in the developed world were becoming increasingly afraid about the possibility that the virus would spread to other parts of the world.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of August:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Rust - Survival video game.
Call of Duty: Ghosts - Developed by Infinity Ward.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - The fourth game in the series.
Battlefield 4 - Military FPS game.
Grand Theft Auto V - The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 1st of August, 2014.
1,962 days have passed since this date.
169,520,400 seconds have passed since the 1st of August, 2014.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 197,773,800 times.
Since the 1st of August, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 87,472,526,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 28,253,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 14,578,754 steps. That's about 6,479 miles!
Since this date, 2,034,245 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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