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 Six people were killed when six Indonesian police officers opened fire on suspected militants in Jakarta.
  • 02 Jan 2014 After days of violence, the Iraqi insurgency was overthrown by ISIS militants and armed tribesmen. 13 people are killed by a suicide bombing at Balad Ruz near Baqubah.
  • 03 Jan 2014 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A 85-year-old Palestinian man is killed in Israeli violence at Kufr Qaddoum, near Nablus. He is the first Palestinian victim of conflict with Israel in 2014.
  • 04 Jan 2014 Conflict in Anbar: Fallujah is under Islamist militant control by the Iraqi government.
  • 05 Jan 2014 Syrian Civil War spillover to Lebanon: A sniper kills one man and six are injured in clashes between Tripoli, Lebanon districts that support rival Syrian sides in the civil war.
  • 06 Jan 2014 War in North-West Pakistan -: A bomb explodes in the home of a tribal elder in Khyber Agency (Pakistan), killing 10 and injuring 9.
  • 07 Jan 2014 Conflict between the Syrian opposition-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant: Both belligerents execute dozens of combatants.
  • 08 Jan 2014 Insurgency in South Yemen: Two Al-Qaeda militants were killed in a drone strike by the United States in Hadhramaut, southeastern Province.
  • 09 Jan 2014 According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 18 people were killed in a car bomb attack in Syria's central Hama region. (CNN) (Ynet News). Islamic extremist groups in Syria have ties to al-Qaeda and try to recruit, train and execute attacks on Americans and other Westerners who have been there.
  • 10 Jan 2014 Spain welcomes Sephardic Jews back after 500 years in exile.
  • 11 Jan 2014 Nawaz Sharif has nominated Aitizaz Hassan from Pakistan, who was killed trying to stop a suicide bomber.
  • 12 Jan 2014 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: At least nine people are killed in a car bombing at a central Baghdad bus station.
  • 13 Jan 2014 A blast at an illegal gambling venue in Kaili City in China kills 14 people and injures 7. The incident was deemed intentional by police who are now investigating the matter as a crime.
  • 14 Jan 2014 Mexican Drug War: The communist forces of Mexico take several Mexican towns from the state of Michoacan in an attempt to drive out the Knights Templar Cartel. This prompts the intervention by the Mexican Army.
  • 15 Jan 2014 Insurgency in Iraq (post-U.S. withdrawal: A series of attacks in central Iraq has resulted in the deaths of at least 26 people.
  • 16 Jan 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict,: Five people were injured in an Israel Air Force raid on Gaza Strip after militants fired a rocket at Ashkelon.
  • 17 Jan 2014 2013-14 Thai political crisis (CNN),
  • 18 Jan 2014 A Yemeni diplomat from Iran is shot dead after he resists gunmen trying to kidnap his near the residence of the ambassador.
  • 19 Jan 2014 War in North-West Pakistan :: At least 20 soldiers are killed in a bomb attack on an Army convoy in Bannu.
  • 20 Jan 2014 War in North-West Pakistan: At least 13 people are killed when a suicide bomber explodes near Pakistan's military headquarters at Rawalpindi.
  • 21 Jan 2014 Euromaidan: Violence breaks out between protesters in Kiev and police on the second day of Euromaidan, Ukraine.
  • 22 Jan 2014 2013-14 Thai political crisis. Kwanchai Pripana, a leader for the pro-government United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship is shot in Udon Thani. Protesters gather in Bangkok despite being declared a state emergency.
  • 23 Jan 2014 ParFX is a prominent currency trading platform that was created by and for banks. It now allows hedge fund participation.
  • 24 Jan 2014 Egypt after the coup: Three bombs explode in Cairo, Egypt's capital, killing approximately five people.
  • 25 Jan 2014 Conflict between the Philippines and the Bangsamoro: A peace agreement was reached by the Philippines and the Bangsamoro to end the 45-year-old conflict.
  • 26 Jan 2014 Taliban insurgency: Two soldiers and two civilians are killed when a suicide bomber targets an army bus in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
  • 27 Jan 2014 Islamist insurgency: Sixty-one people are believed to have been killed in gun attacks in Borno and Adamawa.
  • 28 Jan 2014 Carl Icahn announced that he purchased another block of stock in Apple Inc. as part of a ramping-up that has now seen him own Apple equity totaling more than $4Billion.
  • 29 Jan 2014 Conflict between the Philippines government and armed groups opposing the peace agreement between the Philippines, the Moro Islamic Liberty Front and the Philippines results in more than 40 deaths. (New York Times).
  • 30 Jan 2014 Iraqi insurgency after the U.S. withdrawal: Six suicide bombers overthrow the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation, Baghdad. They kill at least 24 hostages and take control of the building before security forces arrive.
  • 31 Jan 2014 Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : In response to continuing rocket fire from the Palestinian territories, the Israeli Air Force strikes targets within the Gaza Strip.
  • 05 Jan 2014 A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic engine.
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Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in January 2014?

Command Authority by Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney

Command Authority


As a young CIA analyst, President Jack Ryan Sr. was dispatched to investigate the death a CIA operative. He discovered that Zenith was a KGB assassin.

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Doctor Sleep


Stephen King, master storyteller and author of The Shining's sequel--an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. The True Knot is a group of people who travel across America in search for sustenance.

Inferno by Dan Brown



#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLERHarvard professor symbology Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital disoriented with no recollection whatsoever of the past 36 hours. He also has no idea of the origin of the macabre object he had in his possessions.

The Husband'S Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband'S Secret


The #1 New York Times Bestseller, The Husband's Secret, is finally available in paperback.

River Road by Jayne Ann Krentz

River Road


This is the quintessential Jayne Ann Krantz romance--the latest from New York Times bestselling author Dream Eyes, Copper Beach. Thirteen years ago Lucy Sheridan was pulled out of a wild party.