August 1st, 2014, fell on a Friday. It was day 213 of 2014. The decade was the 2010s.
6 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since August 1st, 2014.
On This Date
Events that occurred on August 1st, 2014:
Australian singer Michael Johns dies from Dilated cardiomyopathy.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 1st, 2014:
United States: Rude - Magic!
United Kingdom: Me and My Broken Heart - Rixton
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is August 1st, 2014 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Rude by Magic! is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton is the number one hit song.
Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Guardians of the Galaxy 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. 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. The Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa has been receiving around-the-clock news coverage.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "Community", "Modern Family", "The Walking Dead" and "Orange Is the New Black". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Battlefield 4", "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag", "Rust" and "Titanfall". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Austin & Ally", "Every Witch Way" and "Sheriff Callie's Wild West".
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 August 1st, 2014.
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.
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 (aka ISIL) receives widespread media attention when it begins to capture territory in Iraq.
Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is going viral on social media.
2014 Israel-Gaza conflict
The 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict continues throughout July and August of 2014. In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Israel launches a military operation called "Operation Protective Edge." Throughout the course of the conflict, 2,200 people are killed (with most of them being Gazans). The conflict consists of an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, as well as multiple air strikes. Throughout this period, Hamas launches 4,500+ rockets and mortars into Israel. The conflict ends on the 26th of August when both sides agree to a ceasefire.
The Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa was receiving around-the-clock news coverage. Between August and the end of October, the situation continued to worsen. In a number of cases, the media was accused of scaremongering and sensationalism. During this period of 2014, people in the developed world were becoming increasingly afraid about the possibility that the virus would spread to other parts of the world.
Basic facts and information about this date:
6 years, 5 months and 16 days have passed since August 1st, 2014.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 2014.
Leap Year: 2014 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on August 1st, 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 1406847600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around August 1st, 2014:
July 4th, 2014: Irish politics: Labour leader Eamon Gilmore resigns from office.
July 4th, 2014: Rolf Harris is sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.
July 8th, 2014: 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany defeat the host country Brazil 7-1.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 1st, 2014?
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on August 1st, 2014 was probably conceived around the 22nd of October, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 1st, 2014 is the 11th of May, 2015. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 2014.
2,361 days have passed since this date.
203,994,000 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 2014.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 237,993,000 times.
Since August 1st, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 105,260,904,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 33,999,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 17,543,484 steps. That's about 7,797 miles!
Since this date, 2,447,928 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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