2014 in history

2014 events chronologically

Jan 9 An explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Japan, kills at least five people and injures 17 others
Jan 19 A bomb attack on an army convoy in the city of Bannu kills at least 26 soldiers and injures 38 others
Jan 24 Three bombs explode in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, killing about 7 people and injuring over 100 others
Jan 24 The Philippines and the Bangsamoro agree to a peace deal that would help end the 45-year conflict
Feb 7 The opening ceremony for the Winter Olympics takes place in Sochi, Russia
Feb 8 A hotel fire in Medina, Saudi Arabia kills 15 Egyptian pilgrims with 130 also injured
Feb 11 A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people

Born in 2014

Feb 20 Princess Leonore Duchess of Gotland the only child of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and Christopher O'Neill. She is currently the youngest member of the Swedish Royal Family and is fifth in the line of succession to the Swedish throne
Mar 21 Qoriniasi Bale a lawyer and politician who served twice as Fiji's Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, most recently from 2001 to 2006, when he was deposed in the military coup of 5 December. Like many of Fiji's most influential leaders, Bale is a native of Levukana in Vanuabalavu in the Lau Islands
Jun 20 Tulsi Tanti the chairman and managing director of Suzlon Group, a INR 7,750 Crore market cap wind power based company.
Nov 7 Rough Habit a New Zealand-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who won 11 Group One races on both sides of the Tasman, and won New Zealand's Horse of the Year Award in 1992 and 1995.

Top 7 most famous people died in 2014

Jan 11 Ariel Sharon an Israeli politician and general, who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel until he was incapacitated by a stroke.
Jan 27 Pete Seeger an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly's "Goodnight, Irene", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture and environmental causes
Feb 2 Philip Seymour Hoffman an American actor, director, and producer. He was prolific in both film and theater from the early 1990s until his death in 2014 at the age of 46, after which The New York Times declared him "perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation"
Apr 17 Gabriel García Márquez a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a career in journalism. From early on, he showed no inhibitions in his criticism of Colombian and foreign politics. In 1958, he married Mercedes Barcha; they had two sons, Rodrigo and Gonzalo
Aug 11 Robin Williams an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy , Williams went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills
Sep 4 Joan Rivers an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians.
Oct 21 Gough Whitlam the 21st Prime Minister of Australia, serving from 1972 to 1975. The Leader of the Labor Party from 1967 to 1977, Whitlam led his party to power for the first time in 23 years at the 1972 election. He went on to win the 1974 election before being controversially dismissed by the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Whitlam remains the only Australian prime minister to have his commission terminated in that manner