April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014, was a Wednesday. It was 10 years, 1 month, and 2 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Aries.

Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on April 16, 2014:

  • United States: "Happy" by Pharrell Williams
  • United Kingdom: "The Man" by Aloe Blacc

The Billboard Hot 100 on April 16, 2014

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
  • Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo Featuring 2 Chainz
  • Let It Go - Idina Menzel
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Top movie

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


This date was 3,685 days ago. Approximately 123 months have passed. It was the 106th day of 2014, in week 16. 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 41 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to April 16, 2014

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Aries. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

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 "The Man" by Aloe Blacc 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. 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. Television personality and model Peaches Geldof has been found dead at her home in Wrotham, Kent.

Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram has abducted 276 girls from a school in Chibok, Nigeria. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bob Hoskins, Skye McCole Bartusiak, Robin Williams, and Richard Attenborough would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Longmire", "Hannibal", "Orange Is the New Black", and "The Goldbergs".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Minecraft", "FIFA 14", "Pokémon X and Y", and "Flappy Bird". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Team Umizoomi", "Lab Rats: Bionic Island", "Robot and Monster", and "Liv and Maddie". Popular toys at the moment include Jake and the Never Land Pirates figures, Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen, HEXBUG Nano Hive, and LEGO Friends.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 16, 2014.

  • MV Sewol.

    MV Sewol

    On April 16th, 2014, 304 passengers were killed after a South Korean ferry called the MV Sewol sank off the coast of South Korea.
  • Boko Haram kidnap 270 schoolgirls.

    Boko Haram kidnap 270 schoolgirls

    In April 2014, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped 270 girls from a school in Nigeria. The kidnapping received widespread media attention and condemnation. In the aftermath of the event, First Lady Michelle Obama famously posed for a photograph while holding a sign that read "#Bring Back Our Girls".
  • 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.


    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

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 16, 2014.

  • 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.
  • April 3, 2014: A 17-year-old Scottish teenager releases screenshots of actor James Franco trying to pick her up on Instagram.
  • 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.
  • This date: April 16, 2014
  • 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.
    • Spanish footballer and manager Tito Vilanova dies from throat cancer at the age of 45.
  • 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.
    • Soccer: Real Madrid thrash Bayern Munich 4-0 in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League.
  • May 2, 2014: English publicist Max Clifford is sentenced to 8 years in prison for 8 counts of indecent assault against four victims.
  • May 5, 2014: Football: Crystal Palace dash Liverpool's title chances after scoring three goals in nine minutes.
  • May 11, 2014: Manchester City win the Premier League after a 2-0 victory over West Ham.
  • May 12, 2014:
    • Beyonce's sister Solange Knowles attacks her brother-in-law Jay-Z in an elevator at The Standard Hotel in New York City.
    • Soccer: Rio Ferdinand leaves Manchester United.
  • May 13, 2014:
    • Soccer: Tottenham Hotspur sack manager Tim Sherwood.
    • 301 people die after an explosion occurs at the Soma mine in Turkey.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 16, 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 16, 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

TV series on April 16, 2014

TV audiences were watching the following shows on April 16, 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
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on April 16, 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 April 2014.

Goat Simulator 2014
Goat Simulator
Titanfall 2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
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

Were you born on April 16, 2014?

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

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If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 16, 2020, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 16.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

Actor Deceased
Born on April 16, 1889
He was not alive on this date.

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Deceased
Born on April 16, 1927
He turned 87 on this day in 2014.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Basketball player
Born on April 16, 1947
He turned 67 on this day in 2014.

Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer

Born on April 16, 1965
He turned 49 on this day in 2014.

Martin Lawrence

Martin Lawrence

Born on April 16, 1965
He turned 49 on this day in 2014.



Latin singer Deceased
Born on April 16, 1971
She was not alive on this date.



Born on April 16, 1973
He turned 41 on this day in 2014.

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper

Rap star
Born on April 16, 1993
He turned 21 on this day in 2014.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy

Born on April 16, 1996
She turned 18 on this day in 2014.

Sadie Sink

Sadie Sink

Born on April 16, 2002
She turned 12 on this day in 2014.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 16, 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 April 16, 2014 was most likely conceived around July 24, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 16, 2014 is close to January 7, 2015.

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Stats for April 16, 2014


Here are some interesting statistics about April 16, 2014:

  • 3,685 days have passed since this date.
  • 526 weeks have passed.
  • 318,384,000 seconds have passed since April 16, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 371,448,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 164,286,144,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,064,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 27,381,024 steps. That's roughly 12,169 miles.
  • 3,820,608 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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