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.
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Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2014.
The movie "Ninja Turtles" was at the top of the box office on August 31st, 2014.
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"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.
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.
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Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 31st, 2014.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 31st, 2014.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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