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April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014, was a Thursday. It was 10 years and 13 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on April 3, 2014?

  • A 17-year-old Scottish teenager releases screenshots of actor James Franco trying to pick her up on Instagram.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on April 3, 2014:

  • United States: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams
  • United Kingdom: "I Got U" by Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 2014

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

  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo Featuring 2 Chainz
  • Pompeii - Bastille
Play the top singles from 2014
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.
Noah

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Noah" was at the top of the box office on April 3, 2014.

Facts

This date occurred 3,666 days ago. Approximately 122 months have passed. It was the 93rd day of 2014, in week 14. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 10 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. The Earth has experienced 41 seasons of weather since then.

Comments

The following comments about April 3, 2014, were submitted by our visitors:

Garbo

Wow, I forgot about the Franco Instagram incident. It's crazy to think that his career initially survived it. These days, it would kill most people's careers.
Posted on September 7, 2022 00:21

OT

Looks like it all finally caught up with him. He was always such a creep.
Posted on April 3, 2023 04:00


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Take me back to April 3, 2014

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is April 3, 2014, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aries. The summer of 2014 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams is at the top of the singles charts, while "I Got U" by Duke Dumont featuring Jax Jones is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Noah is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Glee", "Suits", "Line of Duty", and "House of Cards". 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.

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. People have started using the Internet slang phrase "sliding into your DMs" to describe the act of sending someone a private message. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Peaches Geldof, The Ultimate Warrior, Bob Hoskins, and Skye McCole Bartusiak would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "ARMA 3", "FIFA 14", "Battlefield 4", and "Dead Rising 3". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Team Umizoomi", "Lab Rats: Bionic Island", "Sam & Cat", and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.". Children are playing with toys such as Thomas and Friends toys, Justin Bieber Rockin' Tour Bus, Big Hugs Elmo, and the PlayStation 4.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 3, 2014.

  • #nomakeupselfie.

    #nomakeupselfie

    The #nomakeupselfie trend was popular on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The viral trend was started to raise awareness about breast cancer.
  • David Moyes' position is in doubt.

    David Moyes' position is in doubt

    David Moyes' position as manager of Manchester United was in severe doubt at this time. Moyes, who had taken over from Alex Ferguson in July 2013, was struggling to get results. As the season came to an end, it became increasingly likely that the club would be forced to sack him.
  • 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.

    Birdman

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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 3, 2014.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around April 3, 2014.

  • 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.
  • March 16, 2014: Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
  • March 17, 2014: Sia releases her song "Chandelier".
  • March 18, 2014:
    • The #NoMakeUpSelfie trend begins.
    • Russia officially annexes Crimea.
  • March 19, 2014: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dies at the age of 84.
  • March 20, 2014: Filipina model Helena Belmonte commits suicide by jumping from a building in Pasig City in the Philippines.
  • March 21, 2014:
    • Actor James Rebhorn passes away after a long battle with skin cancer.
    • The final episode of the teen sitcom "A.N.T. Farm" is aired on the Disney Channel.
  • March 22, 2014: 43 people are killed after a mudslide occurs near Oso, Washington.
  • March 24, 2014: The Ukrainian military withdraws from Crimea after a naval ship and several military bases are raided by Russian forces.
  • March 25, 2014:
    • It is announced that Facebook will be acquiring the VR headset company Oculus for US$2.3 billion.
    • Conscious uncoupling: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announce that they are separating after more than ten years of marriage.
  • March 29, 2014: The first same-sex marriages take place in England and Wales.
  • March 31, 2014:
    • The series finale of "How I Met Your Mother" is aired on TV.
    • The MMO video game "Free Realms" is shut down.
  • April 1, 2014: The video game "Goat Simulator" is released for Windows.
  • This date: April 3, 2014
  • April 5, 2014: Pineau de Re (Leighton Aspell) wins the 2014 Grand National.
  • April 7, 2014: Peaches Geldof is discovered dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent.
  • April 8, 2014: Former wrestler "The Ultimate Warrior" (James Brian Hellwig) dies from a heart attack at the age of 54.
  • April 13, 2014: The Game of Thrones episode "The Lion and the Rose" is aired: King Joffrey is poisoned.
  • April 14, 2014: Boko Haram abduct 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria.
  • April 17, 2014:
    • Justin Bieber crashes Drake Bell's album release party.
    • Kepler-186f: NASA publicly announces that it has discovered an earth-sized planet that is in the habitable zone of another star.
  • April 22, 2014: Football: Manchester United sack David Moyes.
  • April 25, 2014:
    • A recording of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks is published by TMZ.
    • The Flint water crisis begins when the city switches its water source to the Flint River.
    • Connor "The Crusher" Michalek passes away at the age of 8.
  • April 27, 2014: Football: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard slips during an important game against Chelsea - allowing Demba Ba to score.
  • April 28, 2014:
    • The US places economic sanctions on Russia.
    • English publicist Max Clifford is found guilty of eight counts of indecent assault against four victims.
  • April 29, 2014:
    • NBA commissioner Adam Silver announces that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life following racist remarks he made about black players.
    • English actor Bob Hoskins passes away at the age of 71.
  • May 2, 2014: English publicist Max Clifford is sentenced to 8 years in prison for 8 counts of indecent assault against four victims.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 3, 2014, will have the star sign Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 3, 2014 falls under the Falcon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.
Television shows

Television shows in April 2014

Television shows that people were watching in April 2014:

TV shows from April 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
Hannibal
Hannibal
Broadchurch
Broadchurch
Vikings
Vikings
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in April 2014

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Wallykazam!
Wallykazam!
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
Toys

Toys in 2014

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

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 April 2014.

Goat Simulator 2014
Goat Simulator
Titanfall 2014
Titanfall
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Flappy Bird 2014
Flappy Bird
DayZ 2013
DayZ
Rust 2013
Rust
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

Were you born on April 3, 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 April 3, 2020, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 3.

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Actor Deceased
Born on April 3, 1924
He was not alive on this date.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin

Actor
Born on April 3, 1958
He turned 56 on this day in 2014.

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Actor
Born on April 3, 1961
He turned 53 on this day in 2014.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

British politician
Born on April 3, 1964
He turned 50 on this day in 2014.

Amanda Bynes

Amanda Bynes

Actress
Born on April 3, 1986
She turned 28 on this day in 2014.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 3, 2014.

UK

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 3, 2014 was most likely conceived around July 11, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 3, 2014 is close to December 25, 2014.

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Stats for April 3, 2014

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 3, 2014:

  • 3,666 days have passed since this date.
  • 523 weeks have passed.
  • 316,742,400 seconds have passed since April 3, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 369,532,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 163,439,078,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 52,790,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 27,239,846 steps. That's roughly 12,107 miles.
  • 3,800,909 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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