August 21st, 2014.

August 21st, 2014, was a Thursday. It was day 233 of 2014. The decade was the 2010s.

7 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since August 21st, 2014.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 21st, 2014.

  • It is reported that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are separating after six years of marriage.
  • Serial killer Robert Hansen dies in prison.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 21st, 2014.

  • United States: Rude - Magic!
  • United Kingdom: Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 21st, 2014.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Rude - MAGIC!
  • Stay With Me - Sam Smith
  • Fancy - Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
  • Am I Wrong - Nico & Vinz
  • Problem - Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea
Play the top singles from the year 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.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Ninja Turtles".

Take me back to August 21st, 2014!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 21st, 2014, and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 2014 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Richard Attenborough, Joan Rivers, Simone Battle and Ian Paisley would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bones", "Community", "American Horror Story" and "Black Mirror". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Minecraft", "Call of Duty: Ghosts", "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft" and "Watchdogs". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Johnny Test", "Glee", "Sheriff Callie's Wild West" and "Henry Danger".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of Rainbow Loom, the Furby Boom, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.


News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 21st, 2014.

  • ISIS beheads American journalists.

    ISIS beheads American journalists.

    In August and September of 2014, terrorist group ISIS released two videos of US journalists being beheaded on camera. A video of journalist James Foley being executed was released on August 19th. A video of Steven Sotloff being killed was released on September 2nd. The killings received widespread condemnation and calls for further intervention by western military forces.

  • 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.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.


Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 7 years, 11 months and 25 days have passed since August 21st, 2014.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2014.
  • Leap Year: 2014 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 21st, 2014 will be 7 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2014 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1408575600.

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around August 21st, 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 at the age of 35.
  • August 2nd, 2014: 146 workers are killed in a dust explosion at an automotive parts factory in Kunshan, China.
  • August 3rd, 2014: ISIS captures the cities of Sinjar, Zumar and Wana in northern Iraq.
  • August 3rd, 2014: 617 people after an earthquake hits Ludian County in China.
  • August 9th, 2014: 18-year-old African American man Michael Brown is shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • August 10th, 2014: Protests and riots begin in Ferguson, Missouri, following the police shooting of Michael Brown.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • This date: August 21st, 2014
  • 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.
  • September 18th, 2014: Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom.
  • September 19th, 2014: Apple releases the iPhone 6.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 21st, 2014, will have the star sign Leo.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 21st, 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.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 21st, 2014.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 2014.

TV shows from August, 2014.

Crime drama.

Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
British crime series that is set in the 19th century.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
American comedy-drama about a federal prison.

House of Cards
House of Cards
Political thriller.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 21st, 2014.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2014.

Henry Danger
Henry Danger

Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World

Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West

Every Witch Way
Every Witch Way

The Thundermans
The Thundermans

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol

Dog with a Blog
Dog with a Blog

Doc McStuffins
Doc McStuffins

Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Lab Rats: Bionic Island

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally


Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi



Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Johnny Test
Johnny Test


The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer


Popular toys and games in 2014.

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

Frozen dolls
Frozen dolls

The Xbox One
The Xbox One

The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4

The Furby Boom
The Furby Boom

Rainbow Loom
Rainbow Loom

The Wii U
The Wii U

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2014.

Watchdogs 2014
Action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal.

Titanfall 2014
FPS game developed by Respawn Entertainment.

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Online digital collectible card game.

Flappy Bird 2014
Flappy Bird
Side-scroller mobile game that became an Internet sensation.

Rust 2013
Survival video game.

Dead Rising 3 2013
Dead Rising 3
Action-adventure video game developed by Capcom Vancouver.

Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Developed by Infinity Ward.

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 2013
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
The fourth game in the series.

Battlefield 4 2013
Battlefield 4
Military FPS game.

Batman: Arkham Origins 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins
Action game developed by WB Games Montreal.

Pokémon X and Y 2013
Pokémon X and Y
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.

Grand Theft Auto V 2013
Grand Theft Auto V
The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.

ARMA 3 2013
Military tactical shooter video game.

Saints Row IV 2013
Saints Row IV
Action-adventure game developed by Volition.

Clash of Clans 2012
Clash of Clans
Free-to-play mobile game.

Minecraft 2011
Sandbox game.

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 you should check out August 21st, 2020 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 21st.

Kenny Rogers

Singer. Deceased
Born on August 21st, 1938
He turned 76 on this day in 2014.


Rapper. Deceased
Born on August 21st, 1968
He was not alive on this date.

Usain Bolt

Born on August 21st, 1986
He turned 28 on this day in 2014.

Robert Lewandowski

Soccer player.
Born on August 21st, 1988
He turned 26 on this day in 2014.

Hayden Panettiere

Born on August 21st, 1989
She turned 25 on this day in 2014.

Weather details

Weather on August 21st, 2014.

Historical weather information for August 21st, 2014.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 73.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 22.94 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.17 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 21st, 2014.


UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 21st, 2014.


Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 21st, 2014 was most likely conceived around November 28th, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 2014 is close to May 14th, 2015.

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Stats for August 21st, 2014

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 21st, 2014.

  • A total of 2,916 days have passed since this date.
  • 416 weeks have passed.
  • 251,942,400 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 293,932,800 times.
  • Since August 21st, 2014, the Earth has travelled approximately 130,002,278,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 41,990,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,667,046 steps. That's about 9,630 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,023,309 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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