Top Ten Big Events that Were Overshadowed by Another
"This is among the reasons why I think Britain should become a republic."
The royal family is just a decoration in UK, they have nothing to do with reign, it's just because of the tourism.
This is among the reasons why I think Britain should become a republic.
What I heard most of the another things on the list but I never heard of this :O What a shame...
What a shame, because this could be very useful in the future.
I feel like it was direct. I mean, maybe OJ Simpson wasn't a big deal, but the media intentionally popularized it, because they wanted to distract the people from realize what happened in Rwanda.
In most of these, the more important event is the one that overshadows the less important one, but wow, Rwanda Genocide was a big deal, bigger than OJ Simpson.
Why did people care more about a trial than a brutal genocide?
This is horrible! But Hotel Rwanda was good... RIP the Tutsi people
Farrah was an actress in shows like Charlies angels and movies like Logan's run and Saturn 3 but died on the same day Michael Jackson did
What I Think, Farrah Fawcett died BEFORE Michael Jackson. because it says overshadowed, but I don't know I jist like MJ
Unlike many others on the list... Electric Lights caught on, traditional traffic lights nowadays are only seen at a Cracker Barrel or a museum
Maybe because Germany's invasion was a major issue?
That doesn't really matter compared to a moon landing...
Yes that's true but it was an achievement that really mattered but all John got was one interview
Because Earhart couldn't fly over, FairFax decided to row across instead.
I understand this, but I feel bad for "John"
It’s still a cool coincidence
What! Are you saying that the world should have focused on roger moore who had lived a long life instead of the young victims who died during the bombing?
No I'm not saying that I'm just saying that barely anyone knew that he died because of the bombing I'm not saying that everyone should have focused on his death I'm just saying that maybe a news article or something rather than a brief news story the bombing was really important to and definitely more important it just overshadowed his death
No, this wasn't overshadowed. The tragedy of Manchester was on everyone's mind, at least from where I was. But we felt for Roger as well.
Oh come on! Why are celebrities more important than the lives of innocent children? I don't get people these days!
I am not saying its more important just read the comment I gave to judo8alex
Roger Moore Played James Bond from 1973 to 1985 and died sadly a day after the bombing
Really? People were all over Twitter tweeting their condolences to the late Linkin Park singer and posted tributes.
Technically he is on Parole for 5 years but that is still pretty big but Chester Bennington died so no one really cared.
Apologies. I read the sentence wrong. But people were still talking about OJ.
No it wasn't, one was on the Nat. News, one was in a small metal community! Really?
If I own a dog and a son and both are in danger, I would definitely choose my son over my dog because I know it's hard and saddening but sometimes you must sacrifice your own pet to save your only child. For this one, Harambe's case fits perfectly into my dilemma here
I don't understand why people think the child is evil - The parents are the ones to blame for letting their child run loose. And Harambe's death was reasonable - Gorillas are aggressive.
Why do people care about this gorilla so much? What did he do to deserve this much love?
Presumably because gorillas are quite endangered still, and people do care about animals a lot, so why shouldn't someone care?
There were only like 700 of those gorillas in the WORLD. And the kid was like 2 years old.
You have probably never heard of Groucho Marx but back in the day he was a HUGE television star but Elvis Presley died 3 days earlier than Groucho did so rarely anybody knew
But that was Bush and not terrorists, it was a pretense to attacking Iraq
Jesus Christ, this is the most disrespectful thing I have seen on TopTen. Get this off the list!
The war on waste was simple America lost 2.3 Trillion Dollars
I'm already waiting for the comments like "But that was Bush and not terrorists, it was a pretense to attacking Iraq" LOL
Mother Teresa's death should have been broadcasted over Diana's death.
Unbelievable for anybody to even try and compare the two
Mother Teresa deceased 5 days after Princess Diana's death, when the hype around Princess Diana's death was still huge, so Mother Teresa's death received less attention
This one is just sad. ALthough Katy Perry is great, her personal life doesn't sound too different from most others
I can definitely understand this. Really, if your President (if you live in the U.S) died and a show started airing at the same time, I would probably care more about the President's death than the show. I understand that this being in the list doesn't mean you think Doctor Who starting was more important than JFK's death, though.
Honestly if anybody gets triggered by this item and they misunderstand the list because of it I'm gonna... plan out what I'm gonna do then do it.
But...butt.. its doctor who..! b...b..BAKA
The stupid reactions to this list are proof that humans are devolving fast, or that the people reacting are in a previous stage of human evolution.
A future meme is more important than Jay Z.
This makes me angry. A LOT OF PEOPLE DIED OR GOT SERIOUSLY INJURED IN THAT ATTACK. Oh, but let's complain about an album getting not so much attention. Sad, right?
Don't look at me I didn't add this and whoever did add this was not saying that the album was more important there just saying that this was being overshadowed by something else
The search for Chandra Levy, who at the time was still believed to be alive, had been dominating the news for a while. Then 9/11 happened and she was pretty much forgotten about until her bones were found a year later.
It's not as serious as a terrorist attack, but it was still important, since she was a politician, and the crime was disgusting.
The return of Woody and Buzz Lightyear? To Hell with that, Spain won the world cup despite the brunt of a dirty Dutch side including an incident in which Spain's Xabi Alonso got booted in the chest by Holland's Nigel de Jong and yet Jong wasn't red carded for that challenge by Howard Webb.
The world cup is more important than anything Disney makes.
Then how did it get a bill in box office?
I was thinking of adding 2020 Bush-Fires overshadowed, but the bushfires were tamed by the time COVID gained traction
everything at this point is overshadowed by coronavirus
Wait, what? Peter O'Toole's dead? I didn't even know that! Guess that shows how overshadowed it was. It's a shame, because he had a really good career as an actor.
By the way, to everyone complaining about this list: It's not saying that the event that overshadowed the other wasn't a big deal. This is just a list of events that nobody paid attention to because other events just happened to be going on that received more focus. Usually, both events are equally important to history, but one event is often more focused on than the other.
Well he was the POTUS.
Poor Battleborn...overshadowed by the Overrated Overwatch.
I actually like battleborn.
WE DON NEED HURRICANE SUPPORT WHEN WE have WOODSTOCK - Hippies, 1969
All three on the same day! Chronicles of Narnia author, Brave New World author, and US President.
Um, 9/11 happened more than 2 weeks after she died. Usually, the hype over any celebrity death ends after a few days. That would be like saying if there was a major terrorist attack on a country today, it overshadowed Chester Bennington's death, but by now, most people have calmed down over his death and moved on.