July 4th, 2014

July 4th, 2014, fell on a Friday. It was day 185 of 2014. The decade was the 2010s.

6 years, 7 months and 30 days have passed since July 4th, 2014.


On This Date

Events that occurred on July 4th, 2014:

  • Rolf Harris is sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.
  • Irish politics: Labour leader Eamon Gilmore resigns from office.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 4th, 2014:

  • United States: Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX
  • United Kingdom: Ghost - Ella Henderson

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Transformers 4" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is July 4th, 2014 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

America is celebrating the 4th of July, which means that fireworks are being set off and families are holding barbeques together. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Fancy by Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Ghost by Ella Henderson is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Transformers 4 is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister.

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. The 2014 FIFA World Cup is currently taking place in Brazil.

North Korea is threatening "countermeasures" if Sony proceeds to release the movie The Interview. An activity called the "Ice Bucket Challenge" is currently going viral on social media at the moment. The activity, which is being done to promote awareness of ALS, involves someone having a bucket of ice water dumped over their head. Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for indecent assault.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Sons of Anarchy", "The Walking Dead" and "Peaky Blinders". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row IV", "Call of Duty: Ghosts", "Rust" and "Watchdogs". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Curious George", "Lab Rats: Bionic Island" and "Sam & Cat".

Popular toys include the likes of "The Wii U", "PlayStation 4", "Xbox One" and "Frozen dolls".


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 July 4th, 2014.

  • Birdman

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

  • 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.

  • Who were the best football players in 2014?

    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.

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    American actress Jennifer Lawrence is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2014.

  • Time Person of the Year 2014

    Health care workers fighting against the spread of Ebola are featured as the Time Person of the Year 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.

  • 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.

  • Sam Smith - "Stay With Me"

    "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith would go on to win a Grammy for 2014's Record of the Year.

  • ISIS

    ISIS (aka ISIL) receives widespread media attention when it begins to capture territory in Iraq.

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup takes place in Brazil. Germany are crowned the winners after defeating Argentina in extra time. Soccer fans around the world are shocked when the host team Brazil is demolished 7-1 in the semi-finals.

  • Israel Kidnapping

    The bodies of the three Israeli teenagers that were kidnapped in the West Bank are found in an open field in Nahal Telem. The homes of two of the suspects are demolished with explosives. Violence flares up as rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel. Israeli jets and helicopters carry out 34 strikes on locations inside the Gaza Strip. During this period of 2014, it had become clear that an all-out conflict between Israel and Hamas was in the making.

  • Ice Bucket Challenge

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is going viral on social media.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 6 years, 7 months and 30 days have passed since July 4th, 2014.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 27 of 2014.
  • Leap Year: 2014 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 4th, 2014, will be 6 years of age.
  • People born in 2014 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1404428400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around July 4th, 2014:

  • June 5th, 2014: An Islamic militant group called ISIS begins its attack on Northern Iraq.
  • June 7th, 2014: The first episode of crime drama "Power" is aired.
  • June 12th, 2014: The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Brazil.
  • June 12th, 2014: Football: Cesc Fabregas signs for Chelsea.
  • June 13th, 2014: Chelsea sell defender David Luiz to Paris Saint-Germain for £50 million.
  • June 15th, 2014: The San Antonio Spurs win the 2014 NBA Finals after they defeat the Miami Heat by 4-1.
  • June 16th, 2014: The divorce of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony is finalized.
  • June 24th, 2014: Football: Luis Suarez bites Italian player Giorgio Chiellini.
  • June 26th, 2014: Luis Suarez is suspended for nine international matches for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
  • June 26th, 2014: Wrestling: Becky Lynch makes her WWE debut.
  • June 30th, 2014: The song "All About That Bass" is released by Meghan Trainor.
  • This date: July 4th, 2014
  • July 8th, 2014: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat the host country Brazil 7-1.
  • July 13th, 2014: Germany win the World Cup.
  • July 15th, 2014: Soccer: Diego Costa signs for Chelsea.
  • July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Ukraine, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members.
  • July 30th, 2014: Soccer: Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku signs for Everton.
  • July 31st, 2014: The Stellar payment network (XLM) is released.
  • August 1st, 2014: Australian singer Michael Johns dies from Dilated cardiomyopathy.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 4th, 2014, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: July 4th, 2014 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Power - Crime drama.
  • Rick and Morty - Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.
  • Peaky Blinders - British crime series that is set in the 19th century.
  • 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.

2014 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2014.

  • Girl Meets World
  • Sheriff Callie's Wild West
  • Every Witch Way
  • Paw Patrol
  • Sam & Cat
  • Dog with a Blog
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Lab Rats: Bionic Island
  • Austin & Ally
  • Jessie
  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Glee
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • LazyTown
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

2014 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2014:

  • Frozen dolls
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • The Wii U

Video Games

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

  • Watchdogs - Action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
  • Titanfall - FPS game developed by Respawn Entertainment.
  • Rust - Survival video game.
  • Dead Rising 3 - Action-adventure video game developed by Capcom Vancouver.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts - Developed by Infinity Ward.
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - The fourth game in the series.
  • Battlefield 4 - Military FPS game.
  • Batman: Arkham Origins - Action game developed by WB Games Montreal.
  • Grand Theft Auto V - The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.
  • ARMA 3 - Military tactical shooter video game.
  • Saints Row IV - Action-adventure game developed by Volition.
  • Dota 2 - Multiplayer online battle game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 4th of July:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 4th of July:

  • Independence Day (USA)

Weather

Weather information for July 4th, 2014:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 18 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on July 4th, 2014?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 4th, 2014?

  • 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 July 4th, 2014 was probably conceived around the 24th of September, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 4th, 2014 is the 13th of April, 2015. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about July 4th, 2014.

  • 2,434 days have passed since this date.
  • 210,301,200 seconds have passed since the July 4th, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 245,351,400 times.
  • Since July 4th, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 108,515,419,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 35,050,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 18,085,903 steps. That's about 8,038 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,523,614 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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