April 2014 calendar

April 2014

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2014.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2014: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2014?


  • 01 Apr 2014 After three years of hiatus, American internet cartoon series Homestar Runner releases its first update on its website.
  • 02 Apr 2014 Egypt's post-coup unrest (2013-14:) A bomb explodes near Cairo University, killing a police chief and injuring five others.
  • 03 Apr 2014 Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, survives an assassination attempt at Islamabad in Pakistan. There are no reports that there were any injuries.
  • 04 Apr 2014 South Korea tests a new ballistic missile that has a range 500 km. It hopes to increase its range to 800 km so it can reach any part of North Korea.
  • 05 Apr 2014 2014 Aswan tribal clashes :: 23 people were killed in a gunfight among feuding tribes close to Aswan, Egypt.
  • 06 Apr 2014 Two people are killed in mortar fire near Damascus Opera House during the Syrian Civil War.
  • 07 Apr 2014 Pro-Russian activists who occupied a government building in Donetsk, an eastern Ukrainian city, have declared the establishment of a sovereign Donetsk People's Republic that is independent from Kiev.
  • 08 Apr 2014 A bomb explodes on a train car in Sibi (Pakistan), killing 13 and injuring 35 others.
  • 09 Apr 2014 26 people are killed in a bomb explosion at a market in the outskirts Islamabad, Pakistan's capital.
  • 10 Apr 2014 A collision between a FedEx truck and a tour bus on Interstate 5 near Orland in California results in the deaths of at least 10 people.
  • 11 Apr 2014 Two rival Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan factions clash in Waziristan (Pakistan), killing 12 insurgents.
  • 12 Apr 2014 Conflict between Israel and Palestine: The Palestinian Authority has signed 15 UN/Geneva human right treaties, including the Fourth Geneva Convention. Israel responds by imposing sanctions. Peace talks continue.
  • 13 Apr 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: 73 people are freed from Taliban captivity, just a day after being kidnapped.
  • 14 Apr 2014 Syrian Civil War: The political opposition to US intervention in response to the barrel bombing campaign by the Syrian government in Aleppo. (Reuters) The Syrian government forces retake the towns of Al-Sarkha, Ma'loula and the border with Syria-Lebanon.
  • 15 Apr 2014 Three people were injured when a bomb went off at Cairo's traffic police station.
  • 16 Apr 2014 In western Ethiopia, near the Sudanese border, gunmen ambush a bus and kill nine people.
  • 17 Apr 2014 The Pakistani Taliban has announced that it will not negotiate a ceasefire agreement with the Pakistani government.
  • 18 Apr 2014 Civil war in Syria: Nearly 15,000.
  • 19 Apr 2014 2014 South Korean ferry capsize: 32 people died in the accident. Two bodies were found in the ocean and three inside the ferry's cabin. The ferry was completely submerged yesterday. (Yonhap.) The South Korean government is considering declaring Ansan a special disaster area.
  • 20 Apr 2014 Pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine 2014: Three people were killed in an attack by pro-Russian supporters on a checkpost in Eastern Ukraine.
  • 21 Apr 2014 South Sudan conflict: UN condemns "Targeted Killings", and the wounding of hundreds civilians, based on their ethnic origins. This happened in Bentiu last week after South Sudanese rebels took control of the oil hub.
  • 22 Apr 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine: Simon Ostrovsky, a Russian-born journalist and American-Israeli citizen, is reported to have been abducted by the militia led by separatist pro-Russian leader Vyacheslav ponomarev in Sloviansk.
  • 23 Apr 2014 Ukrainian security officials discovered that the Assumption monastery Lavra of Moscow Patriarchate was used as a military base by pro-Russian insurgents, who have occupied the region.
  • 24 Apr 2014 According to the Ukrainian government, it has retaken control of Mariupol's city hall from pro-Russian separatists. At least 12 towns in Eastern Ukraine have seen their administrative buildings taken over.
  • 25 Apr 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine:: A Ukrainian military helicopter was destroyed by a rocket-propelled bomb at a base close to Kramatorsk, Eastern Ukraine.
  • 26 Apr 2014 Five British ISAF personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.
  • 27 Apr 2014 Egyptian court sentences 11 supporters deposed President Mohammed Morsi, who were rioting, to five-year to 88-year prison terms.
  • 28 Apr 2014 Egyptian court sentences 638 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death after unrest following the coup in Egypt. This includes their top leader Mohamed Badie.
  • 29 Apr 2014 2014 pro-Russian unrest Ukraine:: Prorussian militants seize the headquarters of the regional administration in Luhansk, Ukraine. This triggered a standoff between the militants as well as security personnel.
  • 30 Apr 2014 Al-Qaeda insurgency: At least 30 people were killed in clashes between Al-Qaeda, the Yemen Army and Al-Qaeda.
  • 02 Apr 2014 A spree shooting occurs at the Fort Hood army base in Texas, with four dead, including the gunman, and 16 others injured.
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  1. - Happy
  2. - All Of Me
  3. - Dark Horse
  4. - Talk Dirty
  5. - Let It Go


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2014?

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Sycamore Row


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER John Grisham will take you back to the beginning.

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer

Things That Matter


The long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s timeless, essential writings, America's most respected columnist has been released. Krauthammer is a brilliant stylist, known for his uncompromising honesty and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom at all turns. He has been dazzling readers …

The Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life Of A. J. Fikry


"The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is funny, tender, and touching. It reminds us all why we read and love. "*

Duty by Robert M. Gates



This is the story of the ex-secretary of defense. It's a vivid, candid and very personal account of his experiences serving Presidents George W. Bush (now Barack Obama) during the wars of Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner


The Maze Runner blockbuster series is now available as book one! It has become a global phenomenon and spawned a movie franchise. The Fever Code is the series' highly anticipated conclusion. It tells the story of how the maze was …