August 1st, 2014

August 1st, 2014, fell on a Friday. It was day 213 of 2014. The decade was the 2010s.

6 years, 1 months and 17 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.


Music Singles

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. People 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.

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 Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa has been receiving around-the-clock news coverage.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Prison Break", "Suits" and "Homeland". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto V", "Batman: Arkham Origins", "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Watchdogs". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "LazyTown", "Curious George" and "Team Umizoomi".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "PlayStation 4" and "Xbox One".


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ebola Outbreak

    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

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 6 years, 1 months and 17 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.
  • July 13th, 2014: Germany win the World Cup.
  • July 17th, 2014: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Ukraine, killing 283 passengers and 15 crew members.
  • August 11th, 2014: Actor Robin Williams commits suicide.
  • August 21st, 2014: Serial killer Robert Hansen dies in prison.
  • August 23rd, 2014: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are married in France.
  • August 24th, 2014: "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 24th, 2014: Former Death Row CEO Suge Knight is shot and injured at a pre-VMA party in Hollywood.
  • August 26th, 2014: Football: Angel Di Maria signs for Manchester United.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 1st, 2014, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 1st, 2014 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

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.

"Henry Danger" - "Girl Meets World" - "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" - "Every Witch Way" - "Paw Patrol" - "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:

  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 1st of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 1st, 2014:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.94 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.39 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 1st, 2014.

Conception Dates

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).

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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 1st, 2014.

  • 2,240 days have passed since this date.
  • 193,536,000 seconds have passed since the August 1st, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 225,792,000 times.
  • Since August 1st, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 99,864,576,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 32,256,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 16,644,096 steps. That's about 7,397 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,322,432 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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