August 17th, 2014.

August 17th, 2014, was a Sunday. It was day 229 of 2014. The decade was the 2010s.

6 years, 11 months and 13 days have passed since August 17th, 2014.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2014.

  • United States: Rude - Magic!
  • United Kingdom: Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
Play the top hits from 2014.
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2014. Let us bring you back to the peak days of Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Sam Smith and Sia.
Ninja Turtles

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Ninja Turtles" was at the top of the box office on August 17th, 2014.

Take me back to August 17th, 2014!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 17th, 2014 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. Currently, people are enjoying their 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, Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Ninja Turtles is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of 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. 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. The world is currently in shock following news that comedian and actor Robin Williams has committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California. The reality TV series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has just been cancelled following reports that cast member June "Mama June" Shannon was recently seen with the man who molested her oldest child.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "White Collar", "American Horror Story" and "Peaky Blinders". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row IV", "Batman: Arkham Origins", "Dead Rising 3" and "Titanfall". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Phineas and Ferb", "Doc McStuffins", "Dog with a Blog" and "Every Witch Way".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Wii U, the Furby Boom, the PlayStation 4 and Frozen dolls.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 17th, 2014.

  • Robin Williams commits suicide.

    Robin Williams commits suicide.

    On August 11th, 2014, actor Robin Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California. His death instantly became global news.

  • Ebola outbreak.

    Ebola outbreak.

    The Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa was receiving around-the-clock news coverage at this time. Between August and the end of October, the situation continued to worsen.

  • The 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict is ongoing.

    The 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict is ongoing.

    The 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict took place in July and August of 2014. In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, Israel launched a military operation called "Operation Protective Edge". Over the course of the conflict, 2,200 people were killed, with most of them being Gazans.

  • The Ice Bucket Challenge.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge.

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was going viral on social media at this time.

  • The growth of ISIS.

    The growth of ISIS.

    During this period, a terrorist group called ISIS (aka ISIL) was receiving widespread media attention. It was during this period that the group started to capture large amounts of territory in Iraq.

  • 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 as the Time Person of the Year in 2014.

  • Jennifer Lawrence.

    Jennifer Lawrence.

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

  • Who were the best football players in 2014?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 6 years, 11 months and 13 days have passed since August 17th, 2014.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2014.
  • Leap Year: 2014 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 17th, 2014, will be 6 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2014 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1408230000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 17th, 2014.

  • July 30th, 2014: Soccer: Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku signs for Everton.
  • July 30th, 2014: At least 151 people lose their lives in a mudslide in Maharashtra, India.
  • July 31st, 2014: The Stellar payment network (XLM) is released.
  • August 1st, 2014: Australian singer Michael Johns dies from Dilated cardiomyopathy.
  • August 3rd, 2014: ISIS captures the cities of Sinjar, Zumar and Wana in northern Iraq.
  • August 11th, 2014: Actor Robin Williams commits suicide at the age of 63.
  • August 12th, 2014: It is announced that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will become the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • This date: August 17th, 2014
  • August 19th, 2014: Taylor Swift releases her single "Shake It Off".
  • August 19th, 2014: South Korean boy group BTS release their debut album "Dark & Wild".
  • 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 24th, 2014: English actor Richard Attenborough dies at the age of 90.
  • 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.
  • September 4th, 2014: Joan Rivers passes away after suffering complications from a minor throat surgery.
  • September 5th, 2014: Singer Simone Battle commits suicide at the age of 25.
  • September 12th, 2014: South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is found guilty for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
  • September 12th, 2014: A three year old boy called William Tyrrell disappears in Kendall, Australia.
  • September 12th, 2014: Northern Ireland politician and religious leader Ian Paisley passes away.
  • September 15th, 2014: Microsoft announces that it will be purchasing the game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

View Personality Summary

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 17th, 2014, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 17th, 2014 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Kid's TV shows on August 17th, 2014.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2014.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2014.

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

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out August 17th, 2020 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 17th.

Robert De Niro

Born on August 17th, 1943
He turned 71 on this day in 2014.

Sean Penn

Born on August 17th, 1960
He turned 54 on this day in 2014.

Thierry Henry

French soccer player.
Born on August 17th, 1977
He turned 37 on this day in 2014.


Born on August 17th, 1992
She turned 22 on this day in 2014.

Lil Pump

Born on August 17th, 2000
He turned 14 on this day in 2014.

Weather on August 17th, 2014.

Historical weather information for August 17th, 2014.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.81cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.94 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 17th, 2014.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 17th, 2014.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 17th, 2014 was most likely conceived around the 7th of November, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 17th, 2014 is close to the 27th of May, 2015.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 17th, 2014.

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 17th, 2014.

  • A total of 2,539 days have passed since this date.
  • 362 weeks have passed.
  • 219,369,600 seconds have passed since the August 17th, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 255,931,200 times.
  • Since August 17th, 2014, the earth has travelled approximately 113,194,713,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 36,561,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 18,865,786 steps. That's about 8,385 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,632,435 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Post a comment about this date.

Have something to say about August 17th, 2014?

All comments are moderated before they are published. We may edit comments to correct misspellings and grammar. We may also remove or redact personal information.

Search for another date.

It looks like you have reached the end! Try searching for another date.

Random dates.

Feeling lucky? Take a look at the list of random dates below.

« Previous Day
August 16, 2014
Next Day »
August 18, 2014

© 2014-2021