August 1st, 2013

August 1st, 2013, fell on a Thursday. It was day 213 of 2013. The decade was the 2010s.

7 years, 8 months and 17 days have passed since August 1st, 2013.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 1st, 2013:

  • Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is convicted of tax-fraud.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1st, 2013:

  • United States: Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
  • United Kingdom: Wake Me Up - Avicii

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "The Wolverine" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 1st, 2013 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wake Me Up by Avicii is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie The Wolverine is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. It's 2013, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Macklemore, Robin Thicke, Imagine Dragons and Bruno Mars. A social networking website called Vine is extremely popular at the moment.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has just revealed to the public that American intelligence agencies have been running a widespread global surveillance programme called PRISM. Video game fans are currently excited about the upcoming release of Grand Theft Auto V. The game, which will take place in San Andreas, is set to be released on September 17th. In Italy, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted of tax fraud.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Glee", "The Walking Dead" and "House of Cards". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Sleeping Dogs", "Aliens: Colonial Marines", "Tomb Raider" and "BioShock Infinite". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Team Umizoomi", "Dog with a Blog" and "Sam & Cat".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "The Wii U".


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 August 1st, 2013.

  • 12 Years a Slave

    The movie "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2013.

  • 2013 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2013 included Frozen, Iron Man 3, The Conjuring, 12 Years A Slave, Despicable Me 2, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, Gravity, Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, World War Z and Thor: The Dark World.

  • Who were the best football players in 2013?

    In 2013, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Franck Ribéry, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Andrés Iniesta, Robin van Persie, Arjen Robben, Gareth Bale and Andrea Pirlo.

  • Mila Kunis

    Actress Mila Kunis is the flavour of 2013 as she is named as FHM's sexiest woman.

  • Time Person of the Year 2013

    Newly-elected Pope Francis is named as the Time Person of the Year 2013.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2013?

    The best NBA players in 2013 were as follows: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook, David Lee, Paul George, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade and James Harden.

  • 2013 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2013 included Macklemore, will.i.am, Swedish House Mafia, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Drake, Pink, Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avicii and Lorde.

  • Daft Punk - "Get Lucky"

    "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk (featuring Pharrell Williams) would go on to win a Grammy for 2013's Record of the Year.

  • Vine.

    A video-hosting service called "Vine" exploded in popularity throughout 2013.

  • Edward Snowden

    On the 5th of June, 2013, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA was engaging in a widespread global surveillance programme. Throughout the following months, the topics of PRISM and the NSA received widespread media attention.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 7 years, 8 months and 17 days have passed since August 1st, 2013.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 2013.
  • Leap Year: 2013 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 1st, 2013, will be 7 years of age.
  • People born in 2013 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1375311600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 1st, 2013:

  • July 2nd, 2013: Former Atomic Kitten singer Kerry Katona files for bankruptcy.
  • July 3rd, 2013: The President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, is removed from power.
  • July 5th, 2013: The song "Burn" is released by Ellie Goulding.
  • July 11th, 2013: The first episode of "Orange Is The New Black" is released.
  • July 13th, 2013: George Zimmerman is found not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
  • July 13th, 2013: Glee actor Cory Monteith dies after a drug overdose.
  • July 22nd, 2013: Catherine Middleton gives birth to Prince George.
  • July 22nd, 2013: Embattled actress Amanda Bynes is put under a "mental health hold" after she starts a fire in the driveway of a house in Thousand Oaks, California.
  • July 23rd, 2013: Former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner is caught up in a second "sexting scandal" while running in the New York City mayoral race.
  • This date: August 1st, 2013
  • August 7th, 2013: The comedy film We're the Millers (2013) is released in cinemas.
  • August 7th, 2013: Social Network "Bebo" is closed down.
  • August 12th, 2013: 25-year-old Tiffany Daniels goes missing in Pensacola Beach, Florida.
  • August 14th, 2013: Reality TV star Gia Allemand commits suicide.
  • August 15th, 2013: PewDiePie becomes the most-subscribed channel on Youtube.
  • August 15th, 2013: Lisa Robin Kelly, who portrayed Eric Forman's sister Laurie on "That '70s Show", dies from multiple drug intoxication at the age of 43.
  • August 18th, 2013: Eminem headlines at Slane.
  • August 25th, 2013: Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" wins Video of the Year at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 25th, 2013: Brazilian footballer Willian joins Chelsea.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 2013, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2013 was the year of the Snake (Yin Earth).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 2013 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • Orange Is the New Black - American comedy-drama about a federal prison.
  • House of Cards - Political thriller.
  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.

2013 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2013.

  • Sam & Cat
  • Dog with a Blog
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Lab Rats: Bionic Island
  • Austin & Ally
  • Jessie
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Glee
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

2013 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2013:

  • The Wii U
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Dota 2 - Multiplayer online battle game.
  • The Last of Us - Survival horror game that was released for the PlayStation 3.
  • Metro: Last Light - Apocalyptic FPS game.
  • BioShock Infinite - FPS game developed by Irrational Games.
  • Tomb Raider - Reboot of the original series.
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines - FPS based on the Alien film series.
  • Dead Space 3 - Survival horror game.
  • DmC: Devil May Cry - Reboot of the Devil May Cry series.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Developed by Treyarch.
  • Halo 4 - The fourth game in the series.
  • Borderlands 2 - Action role-playing game.
  • Sleeping Dogs - An open-world adventure game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 1st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 1st, 2013:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 22.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.78 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 9.65cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 25.56 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 1st, 2013?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 1st, 2013?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 1st, 2013 was probably conceived around the 22nd of October, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 2013 is the 11th of May, 2014. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 2013.

  • 2,817 days have passed since this date.
  • 243,388,800 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 2013.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 283,953,600 times.
  • Since August 1st, 2013, earth has travelled approximately 125,588,620,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 40,564,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 20,931,437 steps. That's about 9,303 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,920,666 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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