August 21st, 2014

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

5 years, 11 months and 17 days have passed since August 21st, 2014.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 21st, 2014:

  • Serial killer Robert Hansen dies in prison.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 21st, 2014:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Ninja Turtles" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 21st, 2014 and it's a Thursday. 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. 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. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Modern Family", "The Walking Dead", "Orange Is the New Black" and "Peaky Blinders". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row IV", "ARMA 3", "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Dead Rising 3".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Glee", "Dog with a Blog", "Paw Patrol" and "Girl Meets World". 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 21st, 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.

  • Journalist Beheadings

    ISIS release two videos of US journalists being beheaded on camera. A video of journalist James Foley being executed is released on the 9th of August and a video of Steven Sotloff being killed is released on the 2nd of September. The killings receive widespread condemnation and further intervention by western military forces is being called for.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 5 years, 11 months and 17 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: Anyone born on August 21st, 2014, will be 5 years of age.
  • People born in 2014 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1408575600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 21st, 2014:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 21st, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 21st, 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 21st of August:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 21st, 2014 was probably conceived around the 11th of November, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 21st, 2014 is the 31st 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 21st, 2014.

  • 2,178 days have passed since this date.
  • 188,179,200 seconds have passed since the August 21st, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 219,542,400 times.
  • Since August 21st, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 97,100,467,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 31,363,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 16,183,411 steps. That's about 7,193 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,258,150 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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