January 2014 calendar

January 2014

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in January 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 January 2014: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 2014?


  • 01 Jan 2014 Police in Indonesia exchange gunfire with suspected militants near Jakarta, killing six people. (ABC)
  • 02 Jan 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: Armed tribesmen and ISIS militants control the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi, after days of violence that erupted as a protest camp was removed. (Al Bawaba), (AFP)13 people are killed in a suicide bombing in Balad Ruz, near Baqubah. (Abram Online)
  • 03 Jan 2014 Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An 85-year-old man dies during Israeli suppression of a violent riot at Kufr Qaddoum near Nablus; he is the first Palestinian casualty from conflict with Israel in 2014. (The Guardian)
  • 04 Jan 2014 Anbar conflict:: The Iraqi government loses control of Fallujah to Islamist militants. (Al Jazeera)
  • 05 Jan 2014 Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon:: A sniper kills a man and six people are wounded in clashes between districts in Tripoli, Lebanon, that support rival sides in neighboring Syria's civil war. (Reuters)
  • 06 Jan 2014 War in North-West Pakistan:: A bomb detonates in a tribal elder's home in Khyber Agency, Pakistan, killing 10 people and injuring another 9. (Global Post)
  • 07 Jan 2014 Syrian opposition–Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant conflict: Both belligerents mass execute dozens of their combatant prisoners. (BBC)
  • 08 Jan 2014 South Yemen insurgency:: Two suspected Al-Qaeda militants are killed in a U.S. drone strike in the southeastern province of Hadhramaut. (Reuters)
  • 09 Jan 2014 Syrian Civil War:: A car bomb kills 18 people, including women and children, in Syria's central Hama province, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights organization. (CNN) (Ynet News)Islamic extremist groups in Syria with ties to al-Qaeda try to identify, recruit and train Americans and other Westerners who have traveled there to get them to carry out attacks when they return home. (NYT)
  • 10 Jan 2014 Spain invites Sephardic Jews to return after 500 years of exile. (BBC News)
  • 11 Jan 2014 Aitizaz Hassan, a Pakistani boy who died after trying to stop a suicide bomber, is nominated for an award by Nawaz Sharif. (CNN)
  • 12 Jan 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): A car bombing at a bus station in central Baghdad kills at least nine people. (BBC)
  • 13 Jan 2014 An explosion at an illegal gambling hall in Kaili City, China, kills fourteen people and injures seven. Police believe it was intentional and are investigating it as a crime. (CNN) (ABC News)
  • 14 Jan 2014 Mexican Drug War: Communitary forces take several towns in Mexican state of Michoacán trying to expel the Knights Templar Cartel forces, and prompting the intervention of Mexican Army against them.(CNN)
  • 15 Jan 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal): At least 26 people are killed in a series of attacks in central Iraq. (BBC)
  • 16 Jan 2014 Gaza–Israel conflict:: Five people are injured on the Gaza Strip in an Israel Air Force raid following Palestinian militants firing a rocket towards Ashkelon. (BBC) (The Times of Israel)
  • 17 Jan 2014 2013–14 Thai political crisis:: An explosion rocks the protests in Bangkok resulting in dozens of injuries. (CNN), (AP)
  • 18 Jan 2014 An Iranian diplomat is killed in Yemen's capital Sana'a when he resisted gunmen who were trying to kidnap him near the ambassador's residence. (Reuters)
  • 19 Jan 2014 War in North-West Pakistan:: A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 20 soldiers. (BBC)
  • 20 Jan 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: A suicide bomber blows himself up near Pakistan's military headquarters in Rawalpindi killing at least 13 people. (AP via MyFoxAL)
  • 21 Jan 2014 Euromaidan:: Violent clashes occur for a second day between protesters and police in Kiev, Ukraine. (BBC)
  • 22 Jan 2014 2013–14 Thai political crisis:: Kwanchai Praipana, a leader of the pro-government United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship, is shot in the city of Udon Thani as protesters gather in Bangkok despite the declaration of a state of emergency. (BBC News)
  • 23 Jan 2014 A prominent currency trading platform launched by and for banks, ParFX, opens its doors to hedge fund participation. (Reuters)
  • 24 Jan 2014 Post-coup unrest in Egypt:: Three bombs explode in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing about five people. (BBC)
  • 25 Jan 2014 Civil conflict in the Philippines: The Philippines and the Bangsamoro agree to a peace deal that would help end the 45-year conflict. (Fox News)
  • 26 Jan 2014 Taliban insurgency: A suicide bomber attacks an army bus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing two soldiers and two civilians. (BBC)
  • 27 Jan 2014 Islamist insurgency in Nigeria:: Sixty-one people are feared to have been killed following gun attacks in the states of Adamawa and Borno. (Xinhua)
  • 28 Jan 2014 Carl Icahn announces he has purchased another bloc of the stock of Apple Inc., part of a ramping up that now has him owning Apple equity in the amount of more than $4 billion. (Reuters)
  • 29 Jan 2014 Civil conflict in the Philippines: More than 40 people are killed on Mindanao between the Philippine government and armed groups opposed to the peace deal between the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. (New York Times), (BBC)
  • 30 Jan 2014 Iraqi insurgency (post-U.S. withdrawal):: Six suicide bombers take over the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation in Baghdad and kill at least 24 hostages before security forces take control. (Reuters via NDTV)
  • 31 Jan 2014 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Israeli Air Force strikes targets in the Gaza Strip in response to ongoing rocket fire from the Palestinian territory. (Jerusalem Post)

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  3. - Timber
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Release year: 2014

Directed by: Damien Chazelle

Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

Country: United States of America

I Origins

I Origins

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Mike Cahill

Starring: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Brit Marling



Release year: 2014

Directed by: John Michael McDonagh

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Release year: 2014

Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour

Starring: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò


Which were the most popular books released in January 2014?
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The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom

The First Phone Call From Heaven


“A beautifully rendered tale of faith and redemption that makes us think, feel, and hope—and then doubt and then believe, as only Mitch Albom can make us do.”—Garth

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret


Finally available in paperback—the #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies and What Alice Forgot.At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that is

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch


WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

Little Failure



Inferno by Dan Brown



#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLERHarvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings.