February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014, was a Wednesday. It was 10 years, 5 months, and 3 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on February 12, 2014?

  • The social experiment "Twitch Plays Pokémon" is launched.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12, 2014:

  • United States: "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J
  • United Kingdom: "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 2014

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
  • Timber - Pitbull Featuring Ke$ha
  • Counting Stars - OneRepublic
  • Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
  • The Monster - Eminem Featuring Rihanna
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A Spotify playlist of songs from 2014. Let us bring you back to the peak days of Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Sia.
Ride Along

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Ride Along" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date was 3,807 days ago. Approximately 127 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 2014, in week 07. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 10 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. We have gone through approximately 42 seasons of weather since this date.

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It is Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. In America, the song "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J is at the top of the singles charts, while "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Ride Along is at the top of the box office.

David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. A social networking website called Vine is extremely popular at the moment.

A new Internet meme called "Doge", which consists of an image of a Shiba Inu dog with broken English written on it, is being shared online at the moment. It is 2014, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, John Legend, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, Lorde and Jason Derulo. Tributes are pouring in for Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died following a drug overdose.

The 2014 Winter Olympics are currently taking place in Sochi, Russia. The event has renewed debate about Russia's LGBT abuses and there is controversy surrounding Sochi's lack of preparedness. Actress Shirley Temple has passed away at the age of 85. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Viscera, Peaches Geldof, The Ultimate Warrior, and Bob Hoskins would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Raising Hope", "The Walking Dead", "Elementary", and "Rick and Morty". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "The Walking Dead", "Tomb Raider", "Dota 2", and "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Phineas and Ferb", "Fish Hooks", "Robot and Monster", and "Wander Over Yonder".

Popular toys at the moment include Lazer Stunt Chaser, LEGO NINJAGO Fire Temple, Big Hugs Elmo, and Doc McStuffins dolls.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 2014.

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon.

    Twitch Plays Pokemon

    A social experiment game called "Twitch Plays Pokemon" was going viral around this time.
  • Flappy Bird is removed.

    Flappy Bird is removed

    In February 2014, the popular mobile app game "Flappy Bird" was suddenly removed by its creator.
  • 2014 Winter Olympics.

    2014 Winter Olympics

    The 2014 Winter Olympics were taking place in Sochi, Russia, during this time. The event renewed debate about Russia's LGBT abuses. There was also controversy surrounding Sochi's lack of preparedness, as journalists reported a wide range of issues with the recently built hotels that they were staying in.
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman dies from an overdose.

    Philip Seymour Hoffman dies from an overdose

    On February 2nd, 2014, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in the bathroom of his apartment in Manhattan. An investigation into his death revealed that Hoffman died from acute mixed drug intoxication.
  • Neknomination.


    A controversial online drinking game called "Neknomination" went viral at the start of 2014. The "game" involved the participant recording a video of themselves trying to down alcohol as quickly as possible.
  • Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"

    Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"

    The song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith went on to win a Grammy for 2014's Record of the Year.
  • 2014 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2014?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2014?

    The best NBA players in 2014 were as follows: Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, James Harden and Chris Paul.
  • Time Person of the Year 2014.

    Time Person of the Year 2014

    Health care workers fighting against the spread of Ebola were named Time Person of the Year in 2014.
  • Jennifer Lawrence.

    Jennifer Lawrence

    American actress Jennifer Lawrence was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2014.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2014, the best soccer players were Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer, Arjen Robben, Thomas Müller, Philipp Lahm, Neymar, James Rodríguez, Toni Kroos, Ángel Di María and Diego Costa.
  • 2014 in movies.

    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.
  • Curved TVs are the next big thing.

    Curved TVs are the next big thing

    Companies such as Samsung were trying to convince consumers that curved TVs were the next big thing. However, the new trend failed to catch on. Curved TVs started to die off in 2017 after it became apparent that people weren't buying them.
  • Birdman.


    The movie "Birdman" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014.
  • Doge.


    A meme of a Shiba Inu dog with broken English written on it was going viral around this time.
  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 12, 2014.

  • January 13, 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo is awarded the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
  • January 14, 2014: Professional wrestler Mae Young passes away at the age of 90.
  • January 15, 2014: Football: Nemanja Matic rejoins Chelsea.
  • January 17, 2014: It is reported that actor Johnny Depp and actress Amber Heard are engaged.
  • January 18, 2014: Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne joins Wolfsburg for a fee of €22 million.
  • January 23, 2014: Justin Bieber is arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Miami.
  • January 24, 2014: Football: Juan Mata signs for Manchester United.
  • January 26, 2014: Wrestling: CM Punk makes his last appearance in the WWE during the Royal Rumble.
  • January 29, 2014: The Chainsmokers release their song "Selfie".
  • February 2, 2014:
    • Super Bowl XLVIII occurs at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey: The Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos and Bruno Mars performs at the halftime show.
    • Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a drug overdose at the age of 46.
  • February 4, 2014: Steve Ballmer resigns as the CEO of Microsoft.
  • February 10, 2014: Actress Shirley Temple passes away at the age of 85.
  • This date: February 12, 2014
  • February 14, 2014: Actress Ellen Page comes out as gay during a speech at the "Time to Thrive" conference in Las Vegas.
  • February 18, 2014:
    • Former WWF wrestler Viscera (Nelson Frazier Jr.) dies from a heart attack at the age of 43.
    • The Ukrainian Revolution begins.
  • February 19, 2014:
    • Facebook announces that it is purchasing WhatsApp for US$19 billion.
    • Venezuelan fashion model GĂ©nesis Carmona is shot dead while while protesting against the government of Venezuela.
  • February 22, 2014:
    • TV personality Charlotte Dawson commits suicide at her home in Sydney, Australia.
    • Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is impeached.
  • February 24, 2014:
    • DayZ creator Dean Hall announces that he is leaving Bohemia Interactive.
    • Ghostbusters actor Harold Ramis passes away.
  • March 1, 2014: A gunman attempts to assassinate Irish criminal John Gilligan in Clondalkin.
  • March 2, 2014:
    • The 86th Academy Awards are held. Matthew McConaughey wins Best Actor for his role as Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club. Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress for her role as Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis in Blue Jasmine.
    • Ellen DeGeneres tweets her famous Oscars selfie with Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, and others.
  • March 6, 2014: Rapper Speaker Knockerz dies from a codeine overdose at the age of 19.
  • March 8, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears from radar.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 2014, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12, 2014 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.
Television shows

TV series on February 12, 2014

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 2014:

TV shows from February 2014.

True Detective (Season 1)
True Detective (Season 1)
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Originals
The Originals
The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
The Fall
The Fall
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 12, 2014

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2014:

Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Every Witch Way
Every Witch Way

The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Wander Over Yonder
Wander Over Yonder
Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol
Liv and Maddie
Liv and Maddie
Sam & Cat
Sam & Cat
Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog
Robot and Monster
Robot and Monster

Popular toys and games in 2014

Toys and games that were popular in 2014:

Frozen dolls
Frozen dolls
The Xbox One
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4
Don't Rock The Boat
Don't Rock The Boat
Perplexus Epic
Perplexus Epic
LEGO Duplo Creative Sorter
LEGO Duplo Creative Sorter
Doc McStuffins dolls
Doc McStuffins dolls
LEGO Friends
LEGO Friends
Big Hugs Elmo
Big Hugs Elmo
The Furby Boom
The Furby Boom
Rainbow Loom
Rainbow Loom
The Avengers toys
The Avengers toys
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 2014.

Flappy Bird 2014
Flappy Bird
DayZ 2013
Rust 2013
Dead Rising 3 2013
Dead Rising 3
Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4 2013
Battlefield 4
Batman: Arkham Origins 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins
Pokémon X and Y 2013
Pokémon X and Y
Beyond: Two Souls 2013
Beyond: Two Souls
FIFA 14 2013
Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Grand Theft Auto V

Were you born on February 12, 2014?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2014.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 12, 2020, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 12.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

US President Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Scientist Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Born on February 12, 1980
She turned 34 on this day in 2014.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Born on February 12, 1980
He turned 34 on this day in 2014.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Born on February 12, 1988
He turned 26 on this day in 2014.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 12, 2014.


UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 12, 2014 was most likely conceived around May 22, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 2014 is close to November 5, 2014.

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Stats for February 12, 2014


Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 2014:

  • 3,807 days have passed since this date.
  • 543 weeks have passed.
  • 328,921,200 seconds have passed since February 12, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 383,741,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 169,723,339,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 54,820,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 28,287,223 steps. That's roughly 12,572 miles.
  • 3,947,054 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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