Top Ten Big Events that Were Overshadowed by Another

The Top Ten
1 Scientists Figuring Out Molecular Teleportation Was Overshadowed by the Royal Baby

"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.

What I heard most of the another things on the list but I never heard of this :O What a shame...

This is among the reasons why I think Britain should become a republic.

What a shame, because this could be very useful in the future.

2 Rwanda Genocide Was Overshadowed By The OJ Simpson Trial Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland.

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?

Shows celebs oversaturated in media.

3 Farrah Fawcett's Death Overshadowed By Michael Jackson's Death Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress and artist. A four-time Emmy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she posed for her iconic red swimsuit poster – which became the best selling pin-up poster ...read more.
4 Electric Traffic Lights Introduced Were Overshadowed By Germany Invading Belgium Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Unlike many others on the list... Electric Lights caught on, traditional traffic lights nowadays are only seen at a Cracker Barrel or a museum

5 Man Rowing Across The Ocean Was Overshadowed By A Man Walking On The Moon

That doesn't really matter compared to a moon landing...

Because Earhart couldn't fly over, FairFax decided to row across instead.

6 Roger Moore's Death Was Overshadowed By Manchester Bombing At Ariana Grande's Concert Sir Roger George Moore KBE (1927-2017) was an English actor. Moore played the British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films such as Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me and Live and Let Die, between 1973 and 1985. Moore worked as a model and made several appearances in minor films and television ...read more.

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, 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!

Maybe in America, but in the UK/Ireland, his death was a big topic alongside the concert.

7 OJ Simpson Was Let Out Of Prison Was Overshadowed By Chester Bennington's Death Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "The Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon. Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is now best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole ...read more.

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?

8 Boys Life Saved Overshadowed by the Death of a Gorilla

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?

There were only like 700 of those gorillas in the WORLD. And the kid was like 2 years old.

9 Groucho Marx's Death Overshadowed By Elvis Presley's Death Julius Henry Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), known professionally as Groucho Marx, was an American comedian, film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and is widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden ...read more.
10 The War On Waste Was Overshadowed By The 9/11 Terror Attacks

Jesus Christ, this is the most disrespectful thing I have seen on TopTen. Get this off the list!

But that was Bush and not terrorists, it was a pretense to attacking Iraq

The Newcomers

? Marília Mendonça‘s Death Was Overshadowed by Virgil Abloh’s Death
? The Deaths of Karl Lagerfeld & Alber Elbaz Were Overshadowed by the Death of Virgil Abloh

In 2019 we lost Karl Lagerfield (a big fashion designer) at 85 & earlier in 2021 we lost Alber Elbaz (the chief executive of Dior) at 59 due to COVID-19, but none of those impacted the world as much as the death of Virgil Abloh did. The African-American who became the 1st of such descent to work as an artistic director at Louis Vuitton & invented the brand Off-White (which pushed the boundaries of fashion), secretly battled a rare form of heart cancer known as cardiac sarcoma & lost his battle on November 28th 2021 at only 41. On January 26th 2020, the G.O.A.T. basketball player of the Lakers Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash at 41, Chadwick Boseman (the Black Panther) lost his battle to stage 4 colon cancer at 43 years 9 months & on November 28th 2021, Virgil Abloh lost his battle to cancer at 41. 3 black legends gone from too soon it's their early 40's between 2020 & 2021 when they still had a life to live & fulfill, yet their deaths were something we didn't even see ...more

The Contenders
11 Mother Teresa's Death Was Overshadowed by Princess Diana's Death

Mother Teresa's death should have been broadcasted over Diana's death.

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

12 The Acknowledgement of Kim Jong Un as the Supreme Leader of North Korea Was Overshadowed by Katy Perry's Divorce from Russell Brand

This one is just sad. ALthough Katy Perry is great, her personal life doesn't sound too different from most others

13 Doctor Who's First Airing Overshadowed by JFK's Assassination

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.

According to TVTropes, this was also a very important day in Detroit Lions history.

14 The Blueprint by Jay Z Was Released Overshadowed by the 9/11 Attacks

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.

15 John McCain's Death Overshadowed by Logan Paul vs KSI Boxing Match

Boxing sucks, how would a match of it overshadow someone's death?

16 Chandra Levy's Disappearance Overshadowed by the 9/11 Attacks

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.

17 Release of Toy Story 3 overshadowed by Spain v Holland World Cup final

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?

18 James Lipton, Max Von Sydow, Michael Roux, Honsi Mubarak and Javier Perez DeCuller deaths all overshadowed by Covid-19 related coverage

I was thinking of adding 2020 Bush-Fires overshadowed, but the bushfires were tamed by the time COVID gained traction

19 Sean Connery’s Death Was Overshadowed by Alex Trebek’s Death

Well never forget Sean Connery the original actor for James Bond but we'll never forget Alex Trebek, the best game show host (as well as the host of Jeapordy). He was over 80 years though Sean Connery made it through. Sadly Trebek lost his battle to stage 4 pancreatic cancer that same year of 2020. He was the Jeapordy G.O.A.T. R.I.P.

20 Peter O'Toole's death overshadowed by Paul Walker's death

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.

21 CS Lewis' Death Overshadowed by JFK Assassination
22 The Launch of Battleborn Was Overshadowed by the Launch of Overwatch

Poor Battleborn...overshadowed by the Overrated Overwatch.

23 Hurricane Ike Was Overshadowed by the Stock Market Crash of 2008
24 Hurricane Camille was overshadowed by Woodstock
25 Aldous Huxley's Death Overshadowed by JFK's Assassination

All three on the same day! Chronicles of Narnia author, Brave New World author, and US President.

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