May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014, was a Friday. It was 10 years, 1 month, and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on May 23, 2014:

  • The Isla Vista killings occur when 22-year-old Elliot Rodger goes on a killing spree.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 23, 2014, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "All of Me" by John Legend
  • United Kingdom: "Waves" by Mr Probz

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 23, 2014

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Problem - Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea
  • Fancy - Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "X-Men: Days of Future Past".


This date occurred 3,707 days ago. Approximately 124 months have passed. It was the 143rd day of 2014, in week 21. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 10 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 41 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


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Almost a decade has passed since the tragic Isla Vista killings 😔 It doesn't feel like that long ago.
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Take me back to May 23, 2014

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is May 23, 2014, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2014 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In the United States, it is the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. As a result, many Americans are looking forward to attending barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor events. In America, the song "All of Me" by John Legend is at the top of the singles charts, while "Waves" by Mr Probz is the number-one song in the UK.

Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past 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 "The Big Bang Theory", "Veep", "Nashville", and "The Fall".

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. The trial of Australian entertainer Rolf Harris for indecent assault is underway in England. The phrase "You the real MVP" is being used online following Kevin Durant's heartfelt acceptance speech for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award.

Josh Kaufman has just won the sixth season of The Voice. Meanwhile, Caleb Johnson has been crowned as the winner of the 13th season of American Idol. A 22-year-old man called Elliot Rodger has murdered six people during a killing spree in Isla Vista, California. A 107,000-word manifesto and several Youtube videos have been found in the aftermath of the attack, in which Rodger rambles on about how he will punish women for rejecting him.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Skye McCole Bartusiak, Robin Williams, Richard Attenborough, and Joan Rivers would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Dota 2", "Dead Rising 3", "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft", and "Wolfenstein: The New Order". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "T.U.F.F. Puppy", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Lab Rats: Bionic Island", and "Wallykazam!".

Children are playing with toys such as Thomas and Friends toys, Little People Zoo Talkers, the Wii U, and the Avengers toys.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23, 2014.

  • Isla Vista killings.

    Isla Vista killings

    On May 23rd, 2014, 22-year-old Elliot Rodger murdered six people during a killing spree in Isla Vista, California. In the days that followed, it emerged that Rodger had uploaded multiple YouTube videos in which he spoke about his plans. He had also written a 107,000-word manifesto called "My Twisted World: The Story of Elliot Rodger."
  • Louis van Gaal becomes the new manager of Manchester United.

    Louis van Gaal becomes the new manager of Manchester United

    Dutch coach Louis van Gaal was appointed as the new manager of Premier League side Manchester United on May 19th, 2014. His appointment followed the sacking of David Moyes in April.
  • Eurovision 2014.

    Eurovision 2014

    The 2014 Eurovision song contest was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Austria won the contest with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" by Conchita Wurst.
  • 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 23, 2014.

  • 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.
  • May 17, 2014: Arsenal win the FA Cup after defeating Hull City 3-2 in Extra Time.
  • May 19, 2014:
    • Soccer player Ryan Giggs announces his retirement.
    • Louis van Gaal becomes the new manager of Manchester United.
  • May 20, 2014: Josh Kaufman wins the sixth season of The Voice.
  • May 21, 2014:
    • Caleb Johnson wins the 13th season of American Idol.
    • UK politics: The famous photograph of Labour leader Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich is taken.
  • This date: May 23, 2014
  • May 24, 2014: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are married in Florence, Italy.
  • May 27, 2014: Soccer: Mauricio Pochettino becomes the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur.
  • June 1, 2014: The Game of Thrones episode "The Mountain and the Viper" is aired: Oberyn Martell is killed during a duel with The Mountain.
  • June 3, 2014: Soccer: Chelsea confirm that Frank Lampard will be leaving the club.
  • June 5, 2014: An Islamic militant group called ISIS begins its attack on Northern Iraq.
  • June 7, 2014: The first episode of crime drama "Power" is aired.
  • June 9, 2014: English actor and comedian Rik Mayall dies of a heart attack at the age of 56.
  • June 10, 2014: ISIS captures the city of Mosul in northern Iraq.
  • June 12, 2014:
    • The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil.
    • Football: Cesc Fabregas signs for Chelsea.
  • June 13, 2014: Chelsea sell defender David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain for £50 million.
  • June 15, 2014:
    • The San Antonio Spurs win the 2014 NBA Finals after they defeat the Miami Heat by 4-1.
    • American radio personality Casey Kasem passes away at the age of 82.
  • June 16, 2014: The divorce of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony is finalized.
  • June 20, 2014: Ed Sheeran releases his second studio album "x".
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 23, 2014, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 23, 2014 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Television shows

Television shows in May 2014

In May 2014, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 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

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 2014

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

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 in 2014

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 May 2014.

Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014
Wolfenstein: The New Order
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

Were you born on May 23, 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 May 23, 2020, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23.

John Bardeen

John Bardeen

American physicist Deceased
Born on May 23, 1908
He was not alive on this date.

Bill Barr

Bill Barr

US Attorney General
Born on May 23, 1950
He turned 64 on this day in 2014.

Drew Carey

Drew Carey

Born on May 23, 1958
He turned 56 on this day in 2014.

Melissa McBride

Melissa McBride

Born on May 23, 1965
She turned 49 on this day in 2014.

Bray Wyatt

Bray Wyatt

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 23, 1987
He turned 27 on this day in 2014.

Aaron Donald

Aaron Donald

NFL player
Born on May 23, 1991
He turned 23 on this day in 2014.

James Charles

James Charles

Internet personality
Born on May 23, 1999
He turned 15 on this day in 2014.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 23, 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 May 23, 2014 was most likely conceived around August 30, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23, 2014 is close to February 13, 2015.

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Stats for May 23, 2014


Here are some interesting statistics about May 23, 2014:

  • 3,707 days have passed since this date.
  • 529 weeks have passed.
  • 320,284,800 seconds have passed since May 23, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 373,665,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 165,266,956,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,380,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 27,544,493 steps. That's roughly 12,242 miles.
  • 3,843,418 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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