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Ab urbe condita 2767
Armenian calendar 1463
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Buddhist calendar 2558
Coptic calendar 1730 – 1731
Ethiopian calendar 2006 – 2007
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2014 (MMXIV ) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium, the 14th year of the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

2014 was designated as:

  • International Year of Crystallography[1]
  • International Year of Family Farming[1]
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People[1][2]
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States[1]


Events[]

January[]

  • January 1Latvia officially adopts the euro as its currency and becomes the 18th member of the Eurozone.[3]
  • January 5 – A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV Mk.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic rocket engine.
  • January 192014 Bannu bombing: A Taliban vehicle bomb attack on a Pakistani military convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 soldiers and injures 38 others.

February[]

  • February – The Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa begins, infecting at least 28,616 people and killing at least 11,310 people, the most severe both in terms of numbers of infections and casualties.[4][5]
  • February 723 – The XXII Olympic Winter Games are held in Sochi, Russia.[6] Slopestyle events are introduced for the first time.
  • February 13 – Belgium becomes the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia for terminally ill patients of any age.[7]
  • February 222014 Ukrainian revolution: The Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) votes to remove President Viktor Yanukovych from office, replacing him with Oleksandr Turchynov, after days of civil unrest leaving around 100 people dead in Kiev.[8]

March[]

  • March 5Nicolás Maduro, the President of Venezuela, severs diplomatic and political ties with Panama, accusing Panama of being involved in a conspiracy against the Venezuelan government.[9]
  • March 8Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 airliner en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, disappears over the Gulf of Thailand with 239 people on board. The aircraft is presumed to have crashed into the Indian Ocean.[10]
  • March 16Crimean status referendum, 2014: A referendum on the status of the Crimean Peninsula is held.[11]
  • March 21 – Russia formally annexes Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signs a bill finalizing the process.[12]
  • March 24 – During an emergency meeting, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada temporarily suspend Russia from the G8.[13]
  • March 27 – The United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 68/262, recognizing Crimea within Ukraine’s international borders and rejecting the validity of the 2014 Crimean referendum.[14]
  • March 31 – The United Nations International Court of Justice rules that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is not scientific but commercial and forbids grants of further permits.[15]

April[]

  • April 7 – The Donetsk People's Republic unilaterally declares its independence from Ukraine.[16]
  • April 10 – In response to the 2014 Crimean crisis, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passes a resolution to temporarily strip Russia of its voting rights; its rights to be represented in the Bureau of the Assembly, the PACE Presidential Committee, and the PACE Standing Committee; and its right to participate in election-observation missions.[17]
  • April 14 – An estimated 276 girls and women are abducted and held hostage from a school in Nigeria.[18]
  • April 16 – Korean ferry MV Sewol capsizes and sinks after an unmanageable cargo shift, killing 304 people, mostly high school students.[19]
  • April 27 – The Catholic Church simultaneously canonizes Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.[20]
  • April 28United States President Barack Obama's new economic sanctions against Russia go into effect, targeting companies and individuals close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.[21]

May[]

  • May 5
    • The World Health Organization identifies the spread of poliomyelitis in at least 10 countries as a major worldwide health emergency.[22]
    • Boko Haram militants kill approximately 300 people in a night attack on Gamboru Ngala.[23]
  • May 12 – The Luhansk People's Republic unilaterally declares its independence from Ukraine[24]
  • May 22
    • The Royal Thai Army overthrows the caretaker government of Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan after a failure to resolve the political unrest in Thailand.[25]
    • The Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic declare the formation of Novorossiya, also referred to as the Union of People's Republics.[26][27]

June[]

  • June 5 – A Sunni militant group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (also known as the ISIS or ISIL) begins an offensive through northern Iraq, aiming to capture the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad and overthrow the Shiite government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.[28]
  • June 12July 13 – The 2014 FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil,[29] and is won by Germany.[30]
  • June 13 – The military intervention against ISIL begins.[31]
  • June 29 – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant declares itself a caliphate.[32]

July[]

  • July 8August 26 – Amid growing tensions between Israel and Hamas following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in July, Israel launches Operation Protective Edge against Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip starting with numerous missile strikes,[33] followed by a ground offensive a week later.[34] In seven weeks of fighting, 2,100 Palestinians and 71 Israelis are killed.
  • July 17Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a Boeing 777, crashes in eastern Ukraine after being shot down by a missile. All 298 people on board are killed.[35]
  • July 21 – The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 2166 in response to the shootdown of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.[36]
  • July 24Air Algérie Flight 5017 crashes in Mali, killing all 116 people on board.[37]

August[]

  • August 7Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are found guilty of crimes against humanity and are sentenced to life imprisonment by the Khmer Rouge Tribunal.[38]
  • August 8 – The United States military begins an air campaign in northern Iraq to stem the influx of ISIL militants.[39]
  • August 9 – The shooting of Michael Brown occurs in Ferguson, Missouri.[40]

September[]

  • September 18Scotland holds a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom, and a majority votes to remain part of the union.[41][42]
  • September 22 – The United States and several Arab partners begin their airstrike campaign in Syria.[43][44]
  • September 26 – The 2014 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, to be held in Cape Town from 13 to 15 October, is suspended after a boycott of Nobel Laureates to protest the third time refusal of a visa to the 14th Dalai Lama by a South African Government "kowtowing to China".[45][46]
  • September 28 - Hong Kong protests: Benny Tai Yiu-ting announces that Occupy Central is launched as Hong Kong's government headquarters is being occupied by thousands of protesters. Hong Kong police resort to tear gas to disperse protesters but thousands remain.

October[]

November[]

  • November 2 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) releases the final part of its Fifth Assessment Report, warning that the world faces "severe, pervasive and irreversible" damage from global emissions of CO2.[49]
  • November 12 – The Rosetta spacecraft's Philae probe successfully lands on Comet 67P, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object.[50]

December[]

  • December 3 – The Japanese space agency, JAXA, launches the space explorer Hayabusa 2 from the Tanegashima Space Center on a six-year round trip mission to an asteroid to collect rock samples.
  • December 16 – The Pakistani Taliban carry out a mass shooting at an army school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing at least 145 people, mostly schoolchildren.[51]
  • December 17 – U.S. President Barack Obama announces the resumption of normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba.[52]
  • December 28Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore crashes into the Java Sea just southwest of Borneo, killing all 162 people on board.[53]

Births[]

  • February 20Princess Leonore, Duchess of Gotland
  • December 10
    • Princess Gabriella, Countess of Carladès
    • Jacques, Hereditary Prince of Monaco

Deaths[]

Deaths
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January[]

Eusébio

Ariel Sharon

  • January 5Eusébio, Portuguese footballer (b. 1942)
  • January 7Run Run Shaw, Hong Kong filmmaker and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
  • January 9
    • Amiri Baraka, American poet (b. 1934)
    • Dale T. Mortensen, American Nobel economist (b. 1939)
  • January 10Zbigniew Messner, 9th Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Poland (b. 1929)
  • January 11
    • Ariel Sharon, 11th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1928)
    • Vugar Gashimov, Azerbaijani chess grandmaster (b. 1986)
  • January 14Mae Young, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • January 15
    • John Dobson, American amateur astronomer (b. 1915)
    • Roger Lloyd-Pack, British actor (b. 1944)
  • January 16
    • Hiroo Onoda, Japanese army officer (b. 1922)
    • Dave Madden, American actor (b. 1932)
  • January 20Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (b. 1933)
  • January 23Riz Ortolani, Italian film composer (b. 1926)
  • January 25Gyula Sax, Hungarian chess grandmaster (b. 1951)
  • January 26José Emilio Pacheco, Mexican poet and writer (b. 1939)
  • January 27Pete Seeger, American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist (b. 1919)
  • January 31
    • Abdirizak Haji Hussein, Somali diplomat and politician and 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1924)
    • Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian film director (b. 1921)

February[]

Shirley Temple

Sid Caesar

March[]

Adolfo Suárez

  • March 1Alain Resnais, French film director (b. 1922)
  • March 9Mohammed Fahim, Vice President of Afghanistan (b. c. 1957)
  • March 12Věra Chytilová, Czech film director (b. 1929)
  • March 13Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, 3rd President of Sierra Leone (b. 1932)
  • March 14Tony Benn, British politician and diarist (b. 1925)
  • March 18Lucius Shepard, American writer (b. 1942)
  • March 19Fred Phelps, American pastor (b. 1929)
  • March 20Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer (b. 1930)
  • March 21
    • Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, 122nd Syriac Orthodox Patriarch (b. 1933)
    • James Rebhorn, American actor (b. 1948)
  • March 23Adolfo Suárez, 138th Prime Minister of Spain (b. 1932)
  • March 27James R. Schlesinger, American economist and politician (b. 1929)
  • March 31Frankie Knuckles, American disk jockey and record producer (b. 1955)

April[]

Mickey Rooney

Gabriel García Márquez

  • April 1Jacques Le Goff, French historian (b. 1924)
  • April 4Kumba Ialá, President of Guinea-Bissau (2000–2003) (b. 1953)
  • April 6Mickey Rooney, American actor (b. 1920)
  • April 8
    • The Ultimate Warrior, American professional wrestler (b. 1959)
    • Karlheinz Deschner, German activist and writer (b. 1924)
  • April 9A. N. R. Robinson, 3rd President of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1926)
  • April 10Sue Townsend, British novelist and playwright (b. 1946)
  • April 13Ernesto Laclau, Argentine political theorist (b. 1935)
  • April 16Gyude Bryant, Liberian politician (b. 1949)
  • April 17
    • Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian Nobel writer (b. 1927)
    • Raul Bragança Neto, 8th Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe (b. 1946)
  • April 18Ramon Malla Call, 63rd Co-Prince of Andorra (b. 1922)
  • April 20Rubin Carter, American boxer (b. 1937)
  • April 24
    • Hans Hollein, Austrian architect (b. 1934)
    • Tadeusz Różewicz, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1921)
  • April 27Vujadin Boškov, Serbian football player and coach (b. 1931)
  • April 29Bob Hoskins, British actor (b. 1942)

May[]

H. R. Giger

Wojciech Jaruzelski

Maya Angelou

  • May 2Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (b. 1918)
  • May 3Gary Becker, American Nobel economist (b. 1930)
  • May 4
    • Jean-Paul Ngoupandé, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1948)
    • Tatiana Samoilova, Russian actress (b. 1934)
  • May 6
    • Jimmy Ellis, American boxer (b. 1940)
    • Farley Mowat, Canadian author (b. 1921)
  • May 12
    • Marco Cé, Italian cardinal (b. 1925)
    • H. R. Giger, Swiss artist (b. 1940)
  • May 15Jean-Luc Dehaene, 63rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1940)
  • May 17Gerald Edelman, American Nobel biologist (b. 1929)
  • May 18
    • Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian writer and politician, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1921)
    • Wubbo Ockels, Dutch astronaut and physicist (b. 1946)
    • Gordon Willis, American cinematographer (b. 1931)
  • May 19Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (b. 1926)
  • May 21Jaime Lusinchi, President of Venezuela (b. 1924)
  • May 25
    • Wojciech Jaruzelski, Communist leader of Poland (b. 1923)
    • Toaripi Lauti, 1st Prime Minister of Tuvalu (b. 1928)
  • May 28
    • Maya Angelou, American poet and author (b. 1928)
    • Malcolm Glazer, American businessman (b. 1928)
  • May 29Karlheinz Böhm, Austrian actor (b. 1928)
  • May 31
    • Marinho Chagas, Brazilian footballer (b. 1952)
    • Martha Hyer, American actress (b. 1924)

June[]

Casey Kasem

Eli Wallach

Ana María Matute

  • June 1Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian sailor, Olympic triple champion and silver medalist (b. 1938)
  • June 2
    • Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Indian cardinal (b. 1924)
    • Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)
  • June 7Fernandão, Brazilian footballer and manager (b. 1978)
  • June 9
    • Bernard Agré, Ivorian cardinal (b. 1926)
    • Rik Mayall, British comedian, writer and actor (b. 1958)
  • June 11
    • Ruby Dee, American actress, poet, and playwright (b. 1922)
    • Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer (b. 1933)
  • June 13Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
  • June 15
    • Casey Kasem, American radio host and voice actor (b. 1932)
    • Daniel Keyes, American author (b. 1927)
  • June 16Cándido Muatetema Rivas, 4th Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea (b. 1960)
  • June 18
    • Stephanie Kwolek, American chemist (b. 1923)
    • Horace Silver, American jazz pianist and composer (b. 1928)
  • June 24
    • Ramón José Velásquez, Venezuelan historian, journalist and politician (b. 1916)
    • Eli Wallach, American actor (b. 1915)
  • June 25Ana María Matute, Spanish author (b. 1925)
  • June 26Howard Baker, American politician and diplomat (b. 1925)
  • June 27
    • Leslie Manigat, 43rd President of Haiti (b. 1930)
    • Rachid Solh, 2-Time Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1926)
    • Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter (b. 1944)
  • June 28Meshach Taylor, American actor (b. 1947)
  • June 30
    • Paul Mazursky, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
    • Željko Šturanović, Prime Minister of Montenegro (b. 1960)

July[]

Eduard Shevardnadze

Nadine Gordimer

  • July 1Gérard Kango Ouédraogo, 1st Prime Minister of Burkina Faso (b. 1925)
  • July 7
    • Alfredo Di Stéfano, Argentine-Spanish footballer (b. 1926)
    • Eduard Shevardnadze, 2nd President of Georgia (b. 1928)
  • July 10Zohra Sehgal, Indian actress and dancer (b. 1912)
  • July 11
    • Charlie Haden, American jazz bassist (b. 1937)
    • Tommy Ramone, Hungarian-American drummer and producer (b. 1949)
    • John Seigenthaler, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • July 13
    • Lorin Maazel, French-American conductor and violinist (b. 1930)
    • Nadine Gordimer, South African Nobel writer (b. 1923)
  • July 14Alice Coachman, American athlete (b. 1923)
  • July 16Johnny Winter, American singer and guitarist (b. 1944)
  • July 17
    • Henry Hartsfield, American colonel and astronaut (b. 1933)
    • Elaine Stritch, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • July 19
    • David Easton, Canadian-American political scientist (b. 1917)
    • James Garner, American actor (b. 1928)
  • July 25Carlo Bergonzi, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1924)
  • July 27Francesco Marchisano, Italian cardinal (b. 1929)
  • July 30Julio Grondona, Argentinian football authority (b. 1931)

August[]

Robin Williams

Lauren Bacall

Richard Attenborough

  • August 1Valyantsin Byalkevich, Belarusian footballer and manager (b. 1973)
  • August 3Edward Clancy, Australian cardinal (b. 1923)
  • August 8
    • Menahem Golan, Israeli filmmaker (b. 1929)
    • Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer (b. 1929)
  • August 9Andriy Bal, Ukrainian football player and coach (b. 1958)
  • August 11
    • Vladimir Beara, Yugoslav football player and manager (b. 1928)
    • Pierre Ryckmans, Belgian diplomat and author (b. 1935)
    • Robin Williams, American stand-up comedian and actor (b. 1951)
  • August 12Lauren Bacall, American actress (b. 1924)
  • August 13Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician (b. 1934)
  • August 15Licia Albanese, Italian-American soprano (b. 1909)
  • August 19Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet (b. 1927)
  • August 20
    • B. K. S. Iyengar, Indian yoga teacher and author (b. 1918)
    • Edmund Szoka, American cardinal (b. 1927)
  • August 21Albert Reynolds, Irish Taoiseach (prime minister) (b. 1932)
  • August 24Richard Attenborough, British actor and film director (b. 1923)
  • August 28Glenn Cornick, British bass guitarist (b. 1947)
  • August 29Björn Waldegård, Swedish rally driver (b. 1943)

September[]

Joan Rivers

Ian Paisley

Martin Lewis Perl

  • September 1Gottfried John, German actor (b. 1942)
  • September 4
    • Donatas Banionis, Lithuanian actor (b. 1924)
    • Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (b. 1933)
  • September 5Wolfhart Pannenberg, German theologian (b. 1928)
  • September 6Kira Zvorykina, Belarusian chess player (b. 1919)
  • September 7Yoshiko Ōtaka, Chinese-Japanese actress, singer, and politician (b. 1920)
  • September 8Magda Olivero, Italian soprano (b. 1910)
  • September 10Richard Kiel, American actor (b. 1939)
  • September 12
    • Atef Ebeid, Egyptian politician, 47th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1932)
    • Ian Paisley, British politician and First Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1926)
    • Joe Sample, American pianist and composer (b. 1939)
  • September 15
    • Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli general (b. 1927)
    • Nicholas Romanov, Prince of Russia (b. 1922)
  • September 17Andriy Husin, Ukrainian footballer and manager (b. 1972)
  • September 20
    • Anatoly Berezovoy, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1942)
    • Polly Bergen, American actress (b. 1930)
  • September 24Christopher Hogwood, English conductor, writer, and musicologist (b. 1941)
  • September 25
    • Sulejman Tihić, Bosnian politician (b. 1951)
    • Dorothy Tyler-Odam, British athlete (b. 1920)
  • September 28Dannie Abse, British poet (b. 1923)
  • September 30Martin Lewis Perl, American Nobel physicist (b. 1927)

October[]

Siegfried Lenz

Gough Whitlam

Jack Bruce

November[]

Alexander Grothendieck

P. D. James

December[]

Fabiola of Belgium

Joe Cocker

Leo Tindemans

  • December 2Jean Béliveau, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)
  • December 3
    • Jacques Barrot, French politician (b. 1937)
    • Ian McLagan, British musician (b. 1945)
  • December 5Queen Fabiola of Belgium (b. 1928)
  • December 6Ralph H. Baer, American video game pioneer (b. 1922)
  • December 8Knut Nystedt, Norwegian composer (b. 1915)
  • December 9Jorge María Mejía, Argentine cardinal (b. 1923)
  • December 16Ernie Terrell, American boxer (b. 1939)
  • December 18Virna Lisi, Italian actress (b. 1936)
  • December 21
    • Åke Johansson, Swedish footballer (b. 1928)
    • Udo Jürgens, Austrian composer and singer (b. 1934)
    • Billie Whitelaw, English actress (b. 1932)
  • December 22
    • Joe Cocker, English singer (b. 1944)
    • Abdel Aziz Mohamed Hegazy, 38th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1923)
    • Joseph Sargent, American film director (b. 1925)
  • December 26Leo Tindemans, 43rd Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1922)
  • December 27Tomaž Šalamun, Slovenian poet (b. 1941)
  • December 30Luise Rainer, German-born American actress (b. 1910)
  • December 31
    • Edward Herrmann, American television and film actor (b. 1943)
    • Valerian Wellesley, 8th Duke of Wellington (b. 1915)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • ChemistryEric Betzig, Stefan Hell and W. E. Moerner
  • EconomicsJean Tirole
  • LiteraturePatrick Modiano
  • PeaceKailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai
  • PhysicsIsamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura
  • Physiology or MedicineJohn O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser

See also[]

  • List of international years

References[]

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