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.
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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".
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.
The movie "Birdman" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2014.
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.
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.
American actress Jennifer Lawrence is listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2014.
Health care workers fighting against the spread of Ebola are featured as the Time Person of the Year 2014.
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.
"Stay With Me" by Sam Smith would go on to win a Grammy for 2014's Record of the Year.
ISIS (aka ISIL) receives widespread media attention when it begins to capture territory in Iraq.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is going viral on social media.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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