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.
Notable events that occurred on August 21st, 2014.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 21st, 2014.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Ninja Turtles".
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.
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.
On August 11th, 2014, actor Robin Williams committed suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California. His death instantly became global news.
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 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 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was going viral on social media at this time.
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.
The song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith went on to win a Grammy for 2014's Record of the Year.
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.
The best NBA players in 2014 were as follows: Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, James Harden and Chris Paul.
Health care workers fighting against the spread of Ebola were named as the Time Person of the Year in 2014.
American actress Jennifer Lawrence was listed as FHM's sexiest woman 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.
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.
The movie "Birdman" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014.
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.
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%.
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News stories and other events that happened around August 21st, 2014.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 2014.
Rick and Morty
Adult animated Sci-Fi sitcom.
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
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
Legal drama television series.
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
Musical TV series.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2014.
Girl Meets World
Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Every Witch Way
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Dog with a Blog
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Austin & Ally
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2014.
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The Furby Boom
The Wii U
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2014.
Action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Montreal.
FPS game developed by Respawn Entertainment.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Online digital collectible card game.
Side-scroller mobile game that became an Internet sensation.
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.
Military FPS game.
Batman: Arkham Origins
Action game developed by WB Games Montreal.
Pokémon X and Y
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.
Grand Theft Auto V
The long-awaited fifth game in the series. Starring Michael De Santa, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips.
Military tactical shooter video game.
Saints Row IV
Action-adventure game developed by Volition.
Clash of Clans
Free-to-play mobile game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 21st.
Historical weather information for August 21st, 2014.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 21st, 2014.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 21st, 2014.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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