August 31st, 2014.

August 31st, 2014, was a Sunday. It was day 243 of 2014. The decade was the 2010s.

6 years, 11 months and 1 days have passed since August 31st, 2014.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 31st, 2014?

  • Soccer: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres joins A.C. Milan on loan.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2014.

  • United States: Rude - Magic!
  • United Kingdom: Lovers on the Sun - David Guetta featuring Sam Martin
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Ninja Turtles

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Ninja Turtles" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 2014.

Take me back to August 31st, 2014!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 31st, 2014 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

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, Lovers on the Sun by David Guetta featuring Sam Martin 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. "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus has just won "Video of the Year" at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Former Death Row CEO Suge Knight has been shot and injured at a pre-VMA party in Hollywood.

In soccer, Manchester United have signed Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria. Hundreds of hacked naked pictures of famous celebrities have just been leaked on the Internet. Commentators are labeling this event "Celebgate" and "The Fappening". On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Bones", "White Collar", "American Horror Story" and "Rick and Morty".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto V", "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag", "Call of Duty: Ghosts" and "Dead Rising 3". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Curious George", "Paw Patrol" and "Sheriff Callie's Wild West". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Wii U, the Furby Boom, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One.

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 31st, 2014.

  • Private celebrity photos are leaked.

    Private celebrity photos are leaked.

    "The Fappening" occurred on August 31st, 2014, when hundreds of private photographs of celebrities were leaked on the Internet. In the days that followed, the pictures were spread across websites such as 4chan, Reddit, Imgur and Tumblr.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 6 years, 11 months and 1 days have passed since August 31st, 2014.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 35 of 2014.
  • Leap Year: 2014 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 31st, 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 1409439600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 31st, 2014.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 31st, 2014, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 2014 falls under the Bear.
  • 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 31st, 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 31st, 2020 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 31st.

Richard Gere

Born on August 31st, 1949
He turned 65 on this day in 2014.

Chris Tucker

Born on August 31st, 1971
He turned 43 on this day in 2014.

Jeff Hardy

Born on August 31st, 1977
He turned 37 on this day in 2014.

Weather on August 31st, 2014.

Historical weather information for August 31st, 2014.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 74.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 18.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.25cm.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 31st, 2014.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2014.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 2014 was most likely conceived around the 21st of November, 2013.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 2014 is close to the 10th of June, 2015.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 31st, 2014.

  • A total of 2,527 days have passed since this date.
  • 361 weeks have passed.
  • 218,332,800 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 254,721,600 times.
  • Since August 31st, 2014, the earth has travelled approximately 112,659,724,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 36,388,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 18,776,621 steps. That's about 8,345 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,619,994 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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