Historical Events in April 2014

  • Apr 1 NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
  • Apr 3 Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is elected President of Malta
  • Apr 4 President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, claims that climate change will lead to battles over water and food within the next five to ten years
  • Apr 5 167th Grand National: Leighton Aspell aboard Pineau de Re wins
  • Apr 6 Viktor Orb├ín's Fidesz is re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary
  • Apr 6 49th Academy of Country Music Awards: George Strait, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win
  • Apr 7 76th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Kentucky 60-54

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 Mike Babcock wins his 414th career game as head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, becoming the winningest coach in Red Wings history (passing Jack Adams)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Apr 8 33rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame 79-58
  • Apr 9 Stuart Parkin is awarded the Millennium Technology Prize for his work on magnetic storage
  • Apr 10 88 civilians are killed by barrel bombs from Syrian war planes in Aleppo, Syria
  • Apr 10 The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 10 "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres in London, UK

Actress Emma Stone
Emma Stone

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Apr 11 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, KISS, Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, and Cat Stevens

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens
Singer and songwriter
Cat Stevens
  • Apr 12 The new drug, ABT-450, with a 90-95% success rate for treating Hepatitis C, is announced
  • Apr 13 Kenyan Wilson Kipsang wins the London Marathon
  • Apr 13 78th Masters Golf Tournament: Bubba Watson wins, shooting a 280

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Apr 13 Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title

  • Apr 16 Real Madrid defeat Barcelona to win its 19th Copa del Rey trophy
  • Apr 16 South Korean ferry MV Sewol sinks on route Incheon to Jeju, 304 drown, mostly students. National controversy erupts over rescue efforts and actions of crew and owner.
  • Apr 17 Abdelaziz Bouteflika wins a fourth term as President of Algeria
  • Apr 18 12 Nepalese climbers are killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest
  • Apr 21 118th Boston Marathon: Meb Keflezighi of United States 1st man in 2:08:37 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:18:57
  • Apr 22 David Moyes is sacked as manager of Manchester United
  • Apr 23 60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Music releaseMusic Single

Apr 27 Ariana Grande's first single from her second debut album, "Problem" featuring Iggy Azalea, is released

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Craig Ferguson announces he will leave "The Late Late Show" at the end of 2014

Actor & Comedian Craig Ferguson
Actor & Comedian
Craig Ferguson
  • Apr 30 Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine