Best Years In History

The Top Ten

1 2000

This year was great but I wanted to rate the other years starting on 2004.
2004 - Great 7/10
2005 - Amazing 9/10
2006 - Awesome 8/10
2007 - BEST YEAR EVER! 10/10
2008 - Meh 5/10 Not the best year but not the worst either.
2009 - Bad 2/10 I think this was the start of the fall like Michael Jackson died and a flu was on that year.
2010 - Terrible 1/10 This year was not a good year at all but its not the worst.
2011 - Good 6/10 Things were starting to get better.
2012 - Meh 5/10 In this year it was so hot!
2013 - Good 6/10 A little underrated year.
2014 - Bad 2/10 I was NOT a fan of this year, I got sick, Breadwinners premiered and it was the last time I went to my swimming class.
2015 - Terrible 1/10 I can't even say why I hate this year.
2017- WORST YEAR EVER! 0/10 There was NOTHING good about this year, there was the Las Vegas shooting, Hurricane Harvey, Donald trump becomes president, Harvey ...more

2008 its ten out of ten

I was born in the 2000s decade so of course it's a good year! - Peppapigsucks

The first year of the 20th centery. - MorlaTurtle8

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2 2010

I ranked all my years (2004-2019) using many good occurrences to add points and bad ones to deduct points, and 2010 just won!

True true u remember those good childhood times

I was born in 1999 and 2010 was the best year so far of my life a lot of good memories in this year

This was the peak of everything

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3 2007

The year I was born. The best and saddest year.

The year when Miku Hatsune and Vocaloid was born. This year was legendary

BEST YEAR EVER! The end of 4th grade and all of 5th grade were the BEST years of my whole life! The summer of 2007 was EPIC! I got to go to Las Vegas. I got the Nintendo Wii, one of my favorite video game consoles ever! This is my favorite childhood year by far! - TheDelBel

When I was born.

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4 2012

This was a phenomenal year because all my friends were starting high school and we still had that dream that we were gonna make it big one day

So many fun memories that year! I hope 2019 is just as amazing as 2012.

This next to 2016 was when I got to go to Cape May 3 times

It is 2018 right now and I hope in just 2 years, we have either a 1980s, 1990s, or early 2000s comeback, if not then it would be worse than the 2010s, because of what I heard, there's nothing good on the radio anymore in 2018. If I were a singer in any band or a solo singer, I would actually revive an old band either Pink Floyd, or any other band from past, So I would help bring back all the 1970s/1980s/1990s/early 2000s nostalgia. So, I will not use any autotune in my music, because autotune is overrated now.

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5 2002

Best Year ever
WWE ruthless aggression is born
Brock Lesnar And John Cena Debuts
2002 world cup
Music was different then that new s***
Justin Bieber weren't famous
It was all different
Nintendo Gamecube was released
The Rock VS Hollywood Hulk Hogan Wrestlemania X8
Beginning of the competition between the Gamecube vs OG Xbox and vs PS2
Best Game for Gamecube in 2002: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle Memories
And plus Music was the best on that year
Spidermab was released on that year and so did Harry potter and the Chamber of secrets Star was 2 Attack of the clones and 8 mile was released on that year
THIS YEARS WAS A MIND BLOWING YEAR FOR ME for the win laugh out loud

It makes me feel good to see 2002 near the top, not just because it was the year I was born in, but the fact that it seemed like a great year in general. Even though most people were still recovering from 9/11, there were a lot of neat stuff that happened that year. Great movies, great T.V. shows, great video games, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network were at their peak in quality, you name it!

I agree with the person who said 2002 music was better. We got Get Busy! No wonder Anne Marie wrote a song about this year!
- TheDuttyGyal

The USA was recovering from 9/11 then. - JoeBoi

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6 2004

Come on this should be at number 1!

Many great video games were released in this year, including:
Metroid: Zero Mission
Sonic Advance 3
Pokemon: FireRed Edition
Pokemon: LeafGreen Edition
Bejeweled 2
Garry's Mod
Half Life 2

Also the year I was born - AlexImmortal420

This year should be number one

The Incredibles
Spider-Man 2
Burnout 3
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Shrek 2
Half-Life 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban

It was also a great year for our country Greece where we won Euro 2004 and hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics

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7 2017 2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

My opinions on the 2010's
2010: Great 7/10
2011: Awesome 8/10
2012: Amazing 9/10
2013: Pretty bad not as much as 2014 but it's pretty bad 4/10
2014: Awful, too many bad things were happening to me like my grandmother died, Adventure time was no longer good, school sucked, etc. I only liked the Summer and Christmas vacation. 2/10
2015: Good, things got better 6/10
2016: Sucks, too much cringe 3/10
2017: Best year of my life 10/10
2018: Good 6/10
2019: Still good 6/10

I was 16, at highschool, almost adult but still I could have been careless, not thinking bout nothing, only crushes, music, parties, meetings with friends, studying for tests night before'em. I miss this, my life was very happy, but I think the peak of my happiness came in 2017, now we have 2019, I'm 18 and I have to start thinking about making money, working, University, paying bills and all the stuff that absorbes adult people. I'm just sad that times went by so fast... I always thought that adulthood=death! I just began adult a few months ago, I hope there are a lot of amazing moments that will happen to me still, even better than these in 2017

My life in a review
2010: great 7/10
2011: awesome 8/10
2012: amazing 9/10
2013: sucks, things started to get downhill 3/10
2014: Worst Year Ever 1/10
2015: bad but better than 13' and 14' 4/10
2016: garbage 2/10
2017: Best Year of my Life 10/10
2018: good 6/10
2019: still good 6/10

For me specifically, 2017 was the best year of my life. Tons of amazing things happened.

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8 1999

This is when SpongeBob was released. - MorlaTurtle8

I was born in this year

What? The shooting at Columbine and the Y2K scare happened this year, not very good. - JoeBoi

Y2k bug scare! Most overhated pop star Justin Bieber was only a little 6 year old, same for Harry Styles then Liam, Zayn and Niall only 7, Louis on Christmas Eve turned 8 years old.

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9 1968

Does anybody remember the assassination?!


The year great movies like Yellow Submarine and 2001: A Space Odyssey were released. Check them out if you haven't!

Should be #2. People were happier less greedy they talked socialized. It was better even though I was not born yet:

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10 2011

That was a great year because that was when I was born!

2011 was a great year. Osama bin Laden died, Sonic Generations was released, and most of all, Flex Seal was sold for the first time. - AlexImmortal420

I was born on that year and the packers won the super bowl

Best year ever I had more fun my girlfriend and I had more romantic dates. She and I also had a really really good friend who later fell out of our life in 2013. We miss her but back then she was in our life but this year was amazing my girlfriend who is now my fiancee. I love this year so much I look at my photos of 2011 and remember all the dates with my girlfriend who became my fiancee this year of 2018. But still in my opinon 2011 thumps every other year in my life.

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The Contenders

11 1989

The Simpsons premiered on December 17, 1989

Sure was a big year!
Berlin wall is down,
Cold war has came to an end,
Nothing majorly terrible here!

The Gameboy was released this year!

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the start of the German reunification - a great year for millions.

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12 1969

The year a legend was born

Woodstock and Moon Landing! - JoeBoi

its 69 lol

Why mention woodstock? What about, umm, THE MOON LANDING

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13 2006

This is when Roblox was created. - MorlaTurtle8

Worst year, because I was born.

One of the best years, eventhough I was baby

The Wii came out this year, didn't it? - Pokemonfan10

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14 1967

Celtic won the European Cup! - SpinelliFan

Celtic won the European Cup

Celtic won the European Cup. First British team to do so. We also won the all five competitions and completed the Quintuple.Over the course of the season, Celtic scored a world record 196 goals in the major competitions they took part in.

Greatest music. Love hippies. Time when people were vastly more connected and having a buffoon like dumpy in the White House was unthinkable

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15 2013

Rick and morty premered this year

2013 was NOT the best year ever. 2014 was just a little better than 2013, but 2013 was AWFUL. Lots of games and stuff getting discontinued. Shows becoming a lot worse, UGH what an AWFUL year!

2013 was a pretty lousy year. Bombings, terrorists, hurricanes, and even some of my experiences that happened turned it into crap

I understand why a lot of people hated this year (multiple terrorist attacks, hurricanes, discountinued games and T.V. shows... The list goes on)

But this was surprisingly one of the best years of my life! I got my first gaming PC and got hooked to video games, joined countless communities made really nice online friends gained some popularity for many of my creations in different video games like Minecraft servers, Roblox games, garry's mod scp containment mod for the first time ever I felt like I belonged some where! In the middle of the year my grandpa got a serious knee injury whille he was driving to church but that only made me happier cause he then decided to move in with us in our basement so we could take care of him :) and later that year my brother got married. Finally I was at my peak in school got really good grades, was considered the popular kid for the first time in my life and had a good reputation amongst teachers! All in all an amazing year for me and will ...more - Ozamabinladder

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16 2003

Definitely the best year...
I was only 1, but so much good music was released this year (and one of the last years good music was made). Bands like Three Days Grace, Linkin Park, Stained... you get the point, released amazing albums. After 2003, music slowly began to decline

Was the year for me
Sequel comes to the Two Towers
MIB 2 seems to last four hours
Brings us the best X-men yet
Calling All Angels on cassette
OutKast makes us get up and dance
And X-men : Evolution aires in France...

Lord of he Rings: Return of the King was released. - jezza0

I was also born then

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17 2005

I was born that year - DrayTopTens

This is when both TheTopTens and YouTube created. - MorlaTurtle8

I was born in this year. - MorlaTurtle8

I get so emotional when I think of how much I'd love to go back to this year.

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18 1973

It is the year cell phone was made.

The Dark Side of the Moon

Coolest movies ever made - Texas Chainsaw Massacre being 1 of so, so, so many... check it out on imdb. Picasso and Ziggy Stardust died. I was born.

The Dark Side of the Moon. Need I say more?

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19 1972

I Love 70's songs

This year sucked because of Watergate and the Munich Massacre

My Parents We're Born In That Year - OebotheHeatherlover

The Godfather. - BeatlesFan1964

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20 1977

Elvis Presley died that year. How was that a good year?

Star Wars came out. - JakePlaid

AC/DC released let there be rock - ACDC-

Gerry d was born so was Gayle s may the 4th b wa u

21 1991

The Greatest Childhood Movie of All Time Came Out in 1991... My Girl. It had Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky. Such a Classic! Also Sonic the Hedgehog Came out that year too!

The Super NES launched and Sonic 1 was released. Simple as that. - SuperNESBrony

Nirvana at their best. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Best year for music by far. Ten, Nevermind, and so many more. - Songsta41

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22 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE), the 9th year of the 2010s decade, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 18th year of the 3rd millennium.

2017 and 2018 was a great years for my life

I'm not really sure how 2018 is worse than the previous years, if you look back at the early 2010s, I was not really a fan of the pop music at the time, and the worst events happened in the mid 2010s and 2017 such as the airport bombings in Belgium but the only thing that has happened in 2018 was school shootings such as Stoneman Douglas and natural disasters like Michael, yes I feel bad, but just because some people died or celebrities does not make it a bad year and I have seen less worse events this year than the other 2010s. - Call

A really underrated year in my opinion - Peppapigsucks

Lots of goofs and gaffs this year.

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23 2019

My life in the 2010's so far
2010- amazing 9/10
2011- awesome 8/10
2012- a little underrated year 9/10
2013- mediocre, not as awful as 2014 but the only bad thing was 3nd grade 5/10
2014- awful because too many bad things were happening like my grandmother died, my mom was mean to me, so many terrible trends, adventure time was no longer good, I didn't get to see Jessica anymore, and I had too many bad school days. The only things that I miss in 2014 are my vacations and watching watch mojo videos 2/10
2015- bad at first but got better later on 7/10
2016- bad 4/10
2017- best year ever! Way too underrated year
2018- decent 7/10
2019- so far both good and bad things are going on. So I have to say that this year is okay 6/10 (SO FAR)

2019 will be the best year I ever lived, because there's so much events I was desperate and ecstatic for, such as my birthday, Cher concert, going to The Dawn Of The Dead reunion, etc. - SpinelliFan

Ranking 2010's best to worst
1.2017 best year ever
2.2012 amazing
3.2011 awesome
4.2010 great
5.2018 good
6.2019 good (so far)
7.2015 good
8.2013 pretty bad
9.2016 sucks so much
10.2014 worst year ever

In my opinion, although the world is getting better, not every single individuals are. Both bad and good happen at the same time. Brexit, Trump, and yellow vest protest. On the other hand, Steve Pinker noted that crime is falling, life expectancy is rising and poverty is only about 10% of the population much much less than only 20, or 30 years ago.

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24 1776

It is were America was created. - MorlaTurtle8

This will always be in my top 10 favorite years for learning history about! - TyetheBlockhead

The USA declared their independence from Britain. - JoeBoi

This is the year of The Declaration of Independence, Without it we wouldn't be here in the US today. Yet all of you are voting other years because you got to go to DISNEYLAND or got good grades or games and music. Grow up. Be thankfull for this year and how much it helped our country - B1ueNew

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25 13,700,000,000 B.C

This was when the universe was created - WorldPuncher47592834

Best year ever!

Who actually put this here? - DumbFriesNub

I was born this year! - Spiritualsavedboy

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26 2001

JoeBoi really likes to kill the fun.

How was this good? 9/11 happened this year. - JoeBoi

There are some good things... and there was some bad things. Good things: XBOX was released, Windows XP was released, GameCube was released, good movies and more stuff. Bad things: 9/11 terrorist attacks, my dad getting arrested... etc...

Grand Theft Auto 3

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27 2014

Great year, it is when Dora got canceled for good. - MorlaTurtle8

This is when Five night at Freddies was released. - MorlaTurtle8

This was probably my favorite year My second favorites are 2017 and this year.

This is the worst year ever and it should not be on the list

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28 1996

Let me see, why 1996 is just AWESOME:

- I was born
- Germany winning the European Championship
- A fantastic year for the music, many rock/metal bands I like were founded in 1996: Skillet, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, to name a few...
- The Internet growing
- Nintendo 64

Just to name a few things.

This wasn't the best year for cinema but it was very good. Quentin Tarintino had two movie out. Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, Wes Craven brought us Scream, Desperado was considered the most violent movie on earth, Radiohead was rocking and rolling. George Clooney had not collided with the devil to ruin batman in 1997, the internet was made around 1996, Aids was getting treatments, Canada had a complete mix of the 70's 80's and 90's, and the twisted version of the little red ridding hood AKA Freeway, came out. There were so many awesome things that happened this year. The economy was doing great too. I think I was born in the wrong generation, this year was amazing!

My cousin Nathaniel was born - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Personally, I wish I could've been born this year...

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29 1920

It just seemed chill ya know? Women were being more confident and the music was GREAT.

Women gained the right to vote in 1920. - anonygirl

30 1971

Aaaahhh! The year Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory was released! - FuffleyandPeetah

My dad was born on this year - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Jim Morrison died that year. How was that year good?

Disney World opened in 71 - Gamecubesarecool193

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31 2015

The best of my brony days and I was only 11. - JayJayPlane

To be honest: I don't see what's the hate about 2015, because this was such a green year for me & my Instagram! This was when I was first famous during spring break in my 9th grade year! During the summer I got my very first summer job & also my time going to the beach in Texas. During the fall which is October, a brawl occurred at my school, I went to fair, & I got a new bed. It's 2017 & it's feels like this year is already better than 2016. - DPS501

In my opinion, I understand why people hated this year because of bad things that happened in the world. Like mass shootings, an attack on Paris France, and celebrities like Mayva Collins passing away. Mayva Collins was my favorite teacher that I actually watched her movie ever since she passed away. Man ever since 2015 ended, all I see is negative instead of good comments about this, because I had a great 2015. So if you don't like this year don't say nothing!

I used to think this was a great year for me, but looking back I am really embarrassed about myself in that year.

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32 1990

This year I born

A bunch of things I say

It's my lucky year

I Borned that year

33 1983

The Outsiders Movie was released

Ralph Macchio was hotter than ever, the outsiders was released

The year Star Wars Episode 6: Return of the Jedi was released.

The year Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back was released

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34 1964

The height of Beatlemania. Many screaming fangirls flocked to stadiums to see the Beatles play. - JoeBoi

Why is the top all years 2000 and up? - westofohio

There was a big earthquake in Alaska that time so how is this the best year? - Q-Q

Start of Beatlemania - westofohio

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35 1985

Back to the Future, Queen, Michael Jackson, Live Aid for Africa, Metallica's Day at the Green.

Golden girls came out... need to say more?

I like Calvin and Hobbes - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

The video game industry is saved, Back to the Future was awesome.

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36 1998

Pretty much the best year when it comes to video games, you've got: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Tomb Raider III, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro the Dragon, Half-Life, StarCraft, Grim Fandango, Sonic Adventure, Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus, F-Zero X, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, MediEvil, Parasite Eve and many more.

Movie-wise, you've got: Saving Private Ryan, The Truman Show, The Big Lebowski, There's Something About Mary, A Bug's Life, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Rushmore, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Pleasantville, Mulan and many more.

Television-wise, you've got: Friends, That 70's Show, Seinfeld, The Simpsons (back when it was brilliant), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (this was it's first year), The X-Files, The Powerpuff Girls, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Frasier, The Drew Carey Show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, Pokemon (back when it was great), Everybody Loves Raymond, Pinky and the Brain and many more.

Music-wise, you've got: Fastball: ...more

I hate this year because Godzilla 1998 came out.

My school had a shooting on that year. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

After almost 20 years I have never felt the energy and the atmosphere that I felt that year. Now 2017 is reminding me a little again so let see 2018!

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37 1995

The Oklahoma City bombing happened! - JoeBoi

1995 was a great year. There were many great games like: Mortal Kombat 3, Earthworm Jim 2, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Street Fighter Alpha, e.t.c.
But some bad things happened too. For example, Eazy-E died. - AlexImmortal420

Didn't Pokemon come out in 1996?

Toy story - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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38 2009

Look up lazslo fall to light, and that is 2009 in a nutshell. Fast paced, bright, and happy.

This year was great for me! I went to Disney World, and that was when I was I in Kindergarten. But the only bad thing about this year was me getting bullied on the bus - FuffleyandPeetah

This was my year. Everything I did was very memorable, and all my sports went well. (Mainly Federer winning the French Open and Wimbledon. )

Good movies, like Inglourious Basterds. This year was the best year for me because so much great things has happened! Got my video game console for the first time and Assassin's Creed II came out...

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39 1992

I was born that year

I was born this year!

Reservoir Dogs. - BeatlesFan1964

Powerpuff girls and Internet explorer'sfirst apparition.

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41 1979

The year Americans were taken hostage in Iran during the Iranian Revolution. - JoeBoi

My mom was born on that year - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Alien, Mad Max, Apocalypse Now, etc. An amazing year for movies.

42 1986

Umm... master of puppets, Jordan won the dunk contest, challenger, hands acrosss America, and Chernobyl...

Somewhere in Time, Master of Puppets, Orgasmatron, Peace Sells... But Who's Buying, and Reign In Blood were released this year! - edward-beil

This is the year Disney released Flight of the Navigator! Greatest year ever! - RockFashionista

Best year for thrash metal - Brobusky

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43 1993

This is when VeggieTales first aired. - MorlaTurtle8


Jurassic park was released

That year I went to highschool, best year ever

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44 1997

My favorite movie (Disney's Hercules) came out this year!

Happy 5 de mayo!

Hanson the Beiber of the 90's - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

Because of Final Fantasy 7 and rpg known as well because of this game

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45 1984

Best music released this year, born in the usa,thriller,1984(albums) among with many other hit singles. Great movies too plus Ronald Regan was elected for a second term

Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Born in the U.S.A, Ride The Lightning, Defenders Of Faith, Deep Purple got back together, several other good bands formed and many more good things.

1984 was with no doubt about the best year for movies we got ghostbusters terminator super girl the never ending story and the list keeps going on we also got amazing song and a good few games that are still fun to play with. Michael Jackson was in his prime and so much more if this isn't the best year ever I don't know what is ( we also got the gremlins and Indianna jones)

1984 Detroit tigers won the world series reagan was elected among everything else. That meant something in the world. Best year on earth

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46 1AD

Scholars say that He was actually born around 4 because and died around 29 AD. Not sure about the because and AD in this case but seems like He would have died in 1BC not AD. I don't know, I'm not exactly a Christian or a scholar for that matter. I have to say that He was the single most important and influential person whom ever lived. I mean the way we count years stopped going backwards and started going forward. If that's not a sermon I don't know what is. Again I'm not necessarily a Christian. I feel that a person's beliefs are an intimate and personal decision. Notice I didn't say religion. I think religion is just a formality. Anyway, that being said, He's touched everyone's life in many different ways since his birth, be it the holidays we celebrate or don't celebrate, based on your PERSONAL decision. Or countless wars we've fought or the way you count your age. The list goes on and on. Again not really a Christian. I know this list is supposed to be about 1year but not really ...more

Jesus the lord is bornnn

47 1936

When the germany was on its feet again and no degeneracy. Also hoi4 starts on that year!

48 1963

The year the greatest show in the universe began. LONG LIVE DOCTOR WHO!

MLK & the Equal Pay Act. come on guys, think about history as a whole. It's kinda selfish to just vote for the year you were born.

It was meh because JFK got shot

49 1980

So many celebrity deaths- Bon Scott, John Bonham, John Lennon - ACDC-

50 1994

Kurt Cobain died this year. And Justin Bieber was born. - JoeBoi

Everyone saying this year sucks over 1 person. Grow up, people. - TeamRocket747

This year would have been awesome if Justin Bieber wasn't born this year and completely ruin it.

Sadly Beiber was born and Cobain died. - PanthersFTWpatriotsFTL

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