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October 8, 2014

October 8, 2014, was a Wednesday. It was 9 years, 9 months, and 5 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 8, 2014:

  • United States: "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor
  • United Kingdom: "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 8, 2014

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
  • Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
  • Bang Bang - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
  • Anaconda - Nicki Minaj
  • Black Widow - Iggy Azalea Featuring Rita Ora
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The Equalizer

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Equalizer" was at the top of the box office on October 8, 2014.

Facts

This date was 3,566 days ago. Approximately 119 months have passed. It was the 281st day of 2014, in week 41. The decade was the 2010s. A child born on this day is 9 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. The Earth has experienced 40 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to October 8, 2014

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. It is "Hump Day", so many are beginning to think about the weekend ahead.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker. There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj is the number-one song in the UK.

Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Equalizer is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with 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. The Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa has been receiving around-the-clock news coverage.

In celebrity news, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have just announced that their daughter "Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher" has been born. Reality TV stars Joe and Teresa Giudice have been sentenced to time in prison after being found guilty of fraud. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Diem Brown, Stephanie Moseley, Junior Malanda, and Greg Plitt would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", "Suits", "The Fall", and "Power". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Batman: Arkham Origins", "Rust", "Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft", and "The Sims 4". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Phineas and Ferb", "Wander Over Yonder", and "Sheriff Callie's Wild West".

Popular toys at the moment include Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen, Elefun Busy Ball Popper, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser, and Doc McStuffins dolls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 8, 2014.

  • 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.
  • 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 Time Person of the Year in 2014.
  • Jennifer Lawrence.

    Jennifer Lawrence

    American actress Jennifer Lawrence was listed as FHM's sexiest woman in 2014.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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.
  • Curved TVs are the next big thing.

    Curved TVs are the next big thing

    Companies such as Samsung were trying to convince consumers that curved TVs were the next big thing. However, the new trend failed to catch on. Curved TVs started to die off in 2017 after it became apparent that people weren't buying them.
  • Birdman.

    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 slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage 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.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to October 8, 2014.

  • September 8, 2014: Former wrestler Sean O'Haire commits suicide at the age of 43.
  • September 12, 2014:
    • South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius is found guilty for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
    • A three year old boy called William Tyrrell disappears in Kendall, Australia.
    • Northern Ireland politician and religious leader Ian Paisley passes away.
  • September 15, 2014: Microsoft announces that it will be purchasing the game Minecraft for $2.5 billion.
  • September 18, 2014: Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom.
  • September 19, 2014: Apple releases the iPhone 6.
  • September 22, 2014:
    • Kris Jenner files for divorce from Bruce Jenner.
    • The first episode of "Gotham" is aired.
  • September 24, 2014:
    • Ed Sheeran releases the song "Thinking Out Loud".
    • The first episode of the sitcom Black-ish is aired on ABC.
  • September 26, 2014: 43 male students are kidnapped and disappeared in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico.
  • September 27, 2014: UFC 178: Conor McGregor defeats Dustin Poirier in round one.
  • September 28, 2014: Golf: Europe wins the 2014 Ryder Cup at the PGA Centenary Course in Auchterarder, Scotland.
  • September 30, 2014: Google announces that it will be closing the social network Orkut.
  • This date: October 8, 2014
  • October 10, 2014: Actress Amanda Bynes tweets that a microchip in her brain had forced her to make allegations of child abuse against her father.
  • October 21, 2014: Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam passes away at the age of 98.
  • October 24, 2014: English soccer legend Paul Gascoigne is sectioned under the Mental Health Act due to a binge-drinking incident at his home.
  • October 26, 2014: The finale of Boardwalk Empire is aired on television.
  • October 27, 2014: The British Army withdraws from Afghanistan.
  • October 30, 2014: Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out as gay.
  • November 4, 2014:
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is released.
    • Actress Amanda Bynes tweets that she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
  • November 5, 2014: The film Interstellar (2014) is released.
  • November 6, 2014: Amazon Alexa is released.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 8, 2014, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2014 was the year of the Horse (Yang Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 8, 2014 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.
Television shows

TV shows in 2014

The following TV shows were popular in October 2014:

TV shows from October 2014.

Black-ish
Black-ish
Gotham
Gotham
Power
Power
True Detective (Season 1)
True Detective (Season 1)
Rick and Morty
Rick and Morty
The Originals
The Originals
The Goldbergs
The Goldbergs
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders
Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black
The Fall
The Fall
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on October 8, 2014

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2014:

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn
Henry Danger
Henry Danger
Girl Meets World
Girl Meets World

Wallykazam!
Wallykazam!
Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Every Witch Way
Every Witch Way
The Thundermans
The Thundermans
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Wander Over Yonder
Wander Over Yonder
Paw Patrol
Paw Patrol
Liv and Maddie
Liv and Maddie
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2014

Toys and games that were popular in 2014:

Minecraft action figures
Minecraft action figures
Zoomer Zuppies
Zoomer Zuppies
LEGO Minecraft
LEGO Minecraft
Farm Mash-Up
Farm Mash-Up
Lamaze Franky the Hanky Whale
Lamaze Franky the Hanky Whale
Minion Dave Talking Action Figure
Minion Dave Talking Action Figure
GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine
GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine
Frozen dolls
Frozen dolls
The Xbox One
The Xbox One
The PlayStation 4
The PlayStation 4
Don't Rock The Boat
Don't Rock The Boat
Perplexus Epic
Perplexus Epic
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 2014.

Alien: Isolation 2014
Alien: Isolation
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor 2014
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 2014
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
FIFA 15 2014
FIFA 15
Destiny 2014
Destiny
The Sims 4 2014
The Sims 4
Five Nights at Freddy's 2014
Five Nights at Freddy's
Watchdogs 2014
Watchdogs
Wolfenstein: The New Order 2014
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Goat Simulator 2014
Goat Simulator
Titanfall 2014
Titanfall
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft 2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Were you born on October 8, 2014?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 8, 2020, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 8.

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Activist
Born on October 8, 1941
He turned 73 on this day in 2014.

R. L. Stine

R. L. Stine

Author
Born on October 8, 1943
He turned 71 on this day in 2014.

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase

Actor
Born on October 8, 1943
He turned 71 on this day in 2014.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver

Actress
Born on October 8, 1949
She turned 65 on this day in 2014.

Karyn Parsons

Karyn Parsons

Actress
Born on October 8, 1966
She turned 48 on this day in 2014.

Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Actor
Born on October 8, 1970
He turned 44 on this day in 2014.

Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon

Actor
Born on October 8, 1980
He turned 34 on this day in 2014.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Singer
Born on October 8, 1985
He turned 29 on this day in 2014.

Angus T. Jones

Angus T. Jones

Actor
Born on October 8, 1993
He turned 21 on this day in 2014.

Barbara Palvin

Barbara Palvin

Hungarian model
Born on October 8, 1993
She turned 21 on this day in 2014.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Actress
Born on October 8, 1997
She turned 17 on this day in 2014.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 8, 2014.

UK

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 8, 2014 was most likely conceived around January 15, 2014.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 8, 2014 is close to July 1, 2015.

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Stats for October 8, 2014

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about October 8, 2014:

  • 3,566 days have passed since this date.
  • 509 weeks have passed.
  • 308,102,400 seconds have passed since October 8, 2014.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 359,452,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 158,980,838,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 51,350,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 26,496,806 steps. That's roughly 11,776 miles.
  • 3,697,229 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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