August 31st, 2014

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

6 years, 3 months and 2 days have passed since August 31st, 2014.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 31st, 2014:

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


Music Singles

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

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 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. 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". People are watching popular TV shows such as "RuPaul's Drag Race", "The Vampire Diaries", "American Horror Story" and "Peaky Blinders". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Saints Row IV", "Battlefield 4", "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag" and "Titanfall".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Team Umizoomi" and "Sheriff Callie's Wild West". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "The Wii U", "PlayStation 4", "Xbox One" and "Frozen dolls".


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 31st, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Celebgate

    Celebgate (aka "The Fappening") occurs on the 31st of August, 2014, when hundreds of private pictures of celebrities are leaked on the Internet. In the days that follow, these pictures are spread across websites such as 4chan, Reddit, Imgur and Tumblr.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 6 years, 3 months and 2 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.
  • 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:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • 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 (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 31st, 2014 falls under the Bear.
  • 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:

  • Frozen dolls
  • Xbox One
  • PlayStation 4
  • The Wii U

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 31st of August:


Weather

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

Who was the US President on August 31st, 2014?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2014?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 31st, 2014 was probably conceived around the 21st of November, 2013. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 31st, 2014 is the 10th of June, 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 31st, 2014.

  • 2,285 days have passed since this date.
  • 197,427,600 seconds have passed since the August 31st, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 230,332,200 times.
  • Since August 31st, 2014, earth has travelled approximately 101,872,641,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 32,904,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 16,978,774 steps. That's about 7,546 miles!
  • Since this date, 2,369,131 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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