Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 14, include:
- Air Force Reserve Birthday
- Children with Alopecia Day
- Dictionary Day
- Good Friday - April 14, 2017
- International Moment of Laughter Day
- Look up at the Sky Day
- National Dolphin Day
- National Pecan Day
- Orthodox Good Friday - April 14, 2017 (movable date)
- Pan American Day
- Pathologists Assistant Day
- Vaisakhi - April 14, 2017 (Sikh Holy Day in India)
- World Marbles Day - April 14, 2017 (Same Day as Good Friday)
2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 14, are:
- American Fancy Rat & Mouse Day - April 14-16, 2017
- American Indian Awareness Week - April 10-14, 2017
- Holy Week - April 9-15, 2017
- International Dark Sky Week - April 10-14, 2017
- Jewish Heritage Week - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 Movable Week observed during Passover
- Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
- National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
- National Library Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
- National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 9-15, 2017
- National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Week of April)
- National Robotics Week - April 8-16, 2017
- National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Second Full Week of April)
- National Tattoo Week - April 12-19, 2017
- Pan American Week - April 9-15, 2017 (Week that includes April 14th)
- Passiontide - April 2-15, 2017 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week)
- Passover (also known as Pesach) - Evening of April 10, 2017 to the Evening of April 18, 2017 (movable date)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 14, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.
- A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
- If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
Today is National Dolphin Day - Check out the rest of our Animal Holidays!
World Festivals and Events
- Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 14-16, 2017 and Weekend Two April 21-23, 2017 in Indio, California
The Astrological Sign for April 14 is Aries.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:
- Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
- Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.
The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.
- 1857 - Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (d. 1944)
- 1932 - Loretta Lynn, American Country singer/songwriter
- 1936 - Bobby Nichols, American golfer
- 1936 - Frank Serpico, American police officer (1973 film Serpico with Al Pacino was made to tell his story about being a whistle blower of Police corruption)
- 1941 - Julie Christie, British actress (Dr. Zhivago, Shampoo)
- 1949 - John Shea, America actor and director
- 1966 - David Justice, American baseball player and sportscaster
- 1973 - Adrien Brody, American actor and producer
- 1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar, American actress and producer (All My Children, Buffy)
- 1759 - George Frideric Handel, German/English composer and organist (b. 1685)
- 1983 - Pete Farndon, English bass player (The Pretenders) (b. 1952)
- 2007 - Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (b. 1930)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
- 1976 - Carl Bernstein, Washington Post Reporter weds Nora Ephron, writer and director
- 2012 - Dave Haywood, singer of Lady Antebellum, weds Kelli Cashiola, executive at Warner Bros. Records
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Month of April is National Food Month. Our Food Tip for April 14th is to purchase REAL FOODS! What are REAL FOODS?
Real foods are ones that are not highly processed, contain no refined ingredients, and do not come in a box or bag. They look like meals that your grandparents would have eaten!
Find out more about REAL FOODS, from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
- 70 - During the Siege of Jerusalem, Titus, the son of emperor Vespasian surrounds the capital with four Roman legions
- 1434 - In Nantes, France, the foundation stone of Cathedral St. Peter and St. Paul is laid
- 1775 - The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage is the first abolition society that is organized in the US in Philadelphia
- 1792 - The French Revolutionary War is started when France declares war on Austria
- 1818 - US Medical Corp is formed
- 1828 - The First American Dictionary, by Noah Webster is copyrighted
- 1836 - US Congress forms the Territory of Wisconsin
- 1860 - The first Pony Express rider reaches San Francisco, CA
- 1865 - US President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth in the Ford Theatre, and he died on April 15th.
- 1912 - RMS Titanic hits an iceberg off Newfoundland at 11:40pm and sinks the morning of April 15th (See the Iceberg Collesion scence below)
- 1920 - 219 people are killed by tornadoes in Alabama and Mississippi
- 1939 - American author John Steinbeck, publishes The Grapes of Wrath
- 1941 - 3600 Jews are rounded up in Paris, France by the Germans
- 1971 - Fort Point, San Francisco is dedicated as a National Historic site
- 1978 - Korean Air Lines Boeing 707 crashes in Russia after it is fired upon by the Soviets
- 1986 - The heaviest hailstones every recorded of 2.2 lbs fall in Bangladesh, and kill 92
- 1994 - US F-15 accidentally shoots 2 US helicopters down over Iraq and 26 die
- 1999 - A hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia and is the most costly natural disaster in Australian History
- 2010 - 6.9 earthquake hits Yushu, Qinghai, China and kills close to 2,700
This Day in Music
- 1979 - The Doobie Brothers single, "What a Fool Believes" hits #1 on the US charts
- 1990 - Madonna's single Vogue hits #1 in the UK - also in the US (shown below)
- 2009 - George Harrison, of the Beatles receives a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, CA
This Day in Sports
- 1910 - President Taft starts the tradition of throwing out ball on opening day
- 1964 - Sandy Koufax throws his 9th complete game without allowing a walk
- 1968 - The first NBA game is played at Madison Square Garden
- 1974 - Gary Player shoots a 278 and wins the 38th Golf Masters Championship
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A word occurring only once in a given corpus.
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