August 4th, 2014

August 4th, 2014, fell on a Monday. It was day 216 of 2014. The decade was the 2010s.

6 years, 8 months and 17 days have passed since August 4th, 2014.



Music Singles

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

  • United States: Rude - Magic!
  • United Kingdom: Crazy Stupid Love - Cheryl Cole featuring Tinie Tempah

Movie Box Office

Which 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 4th, 2014 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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, Crazy Stupid Love by Cheryl Cole featuring Tinie Tempah 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. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Glee", "Community", "Suits" and "Black Mirror".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row IV", "Grand Theft Auto V", "Batman: Arkham Origins" and "Battlefield 4". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Curious George", "Jake and the Never Land Pirates", "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" and "Henry Danger". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "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 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.

  • 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, 8 months and 17 days have passed since August 4th, 2014.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 32 of 2014.
  • Leap Year: 2014 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 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 1407106800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 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 16th, 2014: The video game Roblox is released on the Android.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 4th, 2014
  • August 11th, 2014: Actor Robin Williams commits suicide.
  • August 12th, 2014: It is announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will become the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • August 19th, 2014: Taylor Swift releases her single "Shake It Off".
  • 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 25th, 2014: Amazon purchases the live streaming service Twitch for $970 million USD.
  • August 26th, 2014: Football: Angel Di Maria signs for Manchester United.
  • August 26th, 2014: Soccer: MK Dons hand Manchester United a shock 4-0 defeat in the 2nd round of the League Cup.
  • August 31st, 2014: Soccer: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres joins A.C. Milan on loan.
  • September 1st, 2014: Radamel Falcao signs for Manchester United on loan.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 4th, 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 4th, 2014 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would 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:

  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 4th of August:


Holidays

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

  • August Bank Holiday (Ireland)

Weather

Weather information for August 4th, 2014:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.9 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 20.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 18.39 degrees Celsius.

US President

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

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 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 August 4th, 2014 was probably conceived around the 25th of October, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 4th, 2014 is the 14th of May, 2015. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 2,452 days have passed since this date.
  • 211,852,800 seconds have passed since the August 4th, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 247,161,600 times.
  • Since August 4th, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 109,316,044,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 35,308,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 18,219,341 steps. That's about 8,097 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,542,234 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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