24th of August, 2014

The 24th of August, 2014, fell on a Sunday. Day 236 of 2014. Decade: 2010s.

5 years, 5 months and 26 days have passed since the 24th of August, 2014.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 24th of August, 2014:

  • "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus wins Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Former Death Row CEO Suge Knight is shot and injured at a pre-VMA party in Hollywood.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 24th of August, 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.

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 the 24th of August, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 5 years, 5 months and 26 days have passed since the 24th of August, 2014.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2014.
  • Leap Year: 2014 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 24th of August, 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 1408834800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 24th of August, 2014:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 24th of August, 2014, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 24th of August, 2014 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
  • Dora the Explorer - Kid's TV series.

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" - "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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of August:


Weather

Weather information for the 24th of August, 2014:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.6 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 69.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.39 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 24th of August, 2014.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 24th of August, 2014 was probably conceived around the 14th of November, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 24th of August, 2014 is the 3rd of June, 2015. (Rough Estimate).

24th of August

Events that have occurred on the 24th of August:


Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

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

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 24th of August, 2014.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 24th of August, 2014.

  • 2,005 days have passed since this date.
  • 173,235,600 seconds have passed since the 24th of August, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 202,108,200 times.
  • Since the 24th of August, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 89,389,569,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 28,872,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 14,898,262 steps. That's about 6,621 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,078,827 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Comments

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