Top 10 Worst Years in History

The Top Ten
1 1939

Well, I am not sure if this is the worst year ever as many calamities took place during the 20th century, but I believe that 1939 was one of the worst years in human history- if not the worst- as 1939 marked the begging of WW2, a war that costed their lives to millions and later divided Europe.
I do not understand how some people voted more recent years just because a celebrity died or because something bad happened to them. I don't want to be rude but this is World History, not personal experience.

So 2016 was the world year ever because celebrities died and democracy took course? nonsense... 1939 signified the beginning of a brutal war that took millions of lives and led course to even more divisions, deaths and tortures in the long term aka a divided Berlin. If you can even compare 2016 to a year that spawned the genocide and mass murdering of millions of innocent men, women and children, you really need to grow up and maybe pick up a book rather than forming your opinion on the basis of a buzzfeed article

I do not understand why people think 2013 and 2014 are the worst years in history because music, movies, and video games sucked when there were years with World Wars that killed millions of people. In reality, 1939 and 1941 were the worst years in history because they involved the deaths of millions of people killed from violence, wars, and camps. I do not remember hearing about millions of people killed in World Wars or concentration camps in 2013 or 2014.

And also, I like songs like Happy, Blurred Lines, and Counting Stars. Years like 2013 or 2014 may have sucked pop culture wise (although I have found some songs from those years to be good), but 1939 and 1941 were indeed the worst with many innocent lives taken away from wars. - anonygirl

Do NOT compare 2013-2016 to WWII and the Great Depression. 1939 is when the second world war started while the world was already in economic dispair. Hitler was in power and he persecuted 6 million Jews in Europe until the war ended. And some of you think the 2010s are worse because of stupid things like music, politicians, celebrities, and/or movies you don't like. Grow the $&@% up!

2 1350

English King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope.
This was the beginning of the end of the domination of the Catholic church.

I'm sorry but 2016? What are you guys smoking? In 2013 90% of the world had climbed out of extreme poverty and in 1350 99% of the world was and let's not forget to mention a little disease called the black plague killed 3/5 of europe by conservative estimates. Imagine 3 of every 5 friends and family members dying in the span of a couple years. That's as hellish as the world will ever get. 2016 give me a break.

How is this below 2016? In 1350, the Black Death peaked to its highest and wiped out tens of millions of people. How are the deaths of celebs and a US election worse than the the peak of the worst pandemic in history? In my personal opinion, 2016 was a better year than 1350, even though I didn't live in 1350.

There is nothing good about this year, it took place in a bad era in Europe, exactly the middle ages.

Back then, cities had little population, life expectancy was low, no sanitization, and there was disease.

Now compare that to 1939 or 1941, you can obviously see the difference.

3 1941

Despite 1939 (the start of the Phony War) currently ranking #1, 1941 marks the beginning of the Jew Genocide, with the nazis ordering children shot, rapidly escalating executions and using Zyklon B for the first time.

Pearl Harbour happened too, which led America to join on both fronts, and Operation Barbarossa got the USSR into the Allies' side until the nazis were gone. This was a year when most of continental Europe was in the hand of fascists and/or literal nazis.

This year reminds us why we must vigorously oppose those who sow hatred and division, for the good of all Humankind!

Hitler is a god awful, hypocritical, sorry excuse of a man! What did those poor Jews ever do to him?! Oh, and if I can recall, HE WAS JEWISH HIMSELF! If I can go back in time, I would free all of those Jews, and beat the living daylights out of that so called 'dictator' and 'leader'!

Is this a horrible joke? World War ll is number 6 due to terrible pop music and celebrities? God, people have no idea how fortunate mordern day people are! I don't care if kids nowadays are reckoned as immature and selfish, I'm not in a camp! Vote this up, because 2014 doesn't cut it as the worst year in history!

Pearl Harbor, the holocaust begins, America is forced to join the allies, the nazis at their worst, yeah, this year is TOTALLY NOTHING compared to yeart that are actually good like 2016, 2014, and 2013 because bad music and celebrities dying is much worse than racist genocides and war.

4 1914

Very sad beginning had happened that year. Few shots killed the Archduke from Austria Hungary. That led to the ramifications of WW1. Bang bang.

Should be #1. This year has NOTHING on last year and the year before that. Just because they were bad for pop culture and education (and they were VERY bad for those) doesn't mean it was necessarily a bad year. That misses the purpose of the entire list. 1914 on the other hand... well, it started World War 1.

You know, that one war that laid the path for the rest of the 20th century and beyond, the war that was the result of the less violent napoleonic ones, the thing that spawned nothing good out of humanity except for the league. You know, that year. When the actual war started, 1 million people died in one month. ONE MONTH! for a war in Europe. One of the most violent wars in history, the one that made the Nazis famous, the one that still has terrible implications today! This is truly one of the worst years in history, or even ever.

tldr: pretty big deal, but not because of good stuff, but because of tragedies. and bloodshed.

World War 1 and the Spanish Flu outbreak occurred and those are the worst things headlining this year. There are bad things around the world that were happening in this time. People are saying 2020 is the worst year ever. I think and hope that 1914 still holds the title of the worst year in history by the end of 2020.

That year 1914 was when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife was shot dead. It triggered the event of WWI. Tragically, millions of soldiers from both Allied Powers and Central Powers killed each other. The Great War ended in 1918.

Fast forward to the year 2020, over 2 million people died from the infectious Covid 19 disease. The pandemic ruined everything else. That was a terrible year.

5 2020 2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 20th year of the third millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s. It was heavily defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to global social and economic disruption, mass cancellations and postponements of events, schools and many workplaces being closed for months, online school and work meetings, worldwide lockdowns and the largest economic recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Yeah this year definitely sucked HARD for me. I think racism in America started to rise during that year as well, which really sucked. In October, YT was INFESTED with political propaganda ads, (mostly from Trump), that would CONSTANTLY be shoved down everyone's throats, with no stop seeing this ad button on them to add salt to the wound. Overall a sucky year for me.

Aside from that, Kobe Bryant died.

How should I describe 2020, despite being in the third month?

Well, the beginning of the year was a terrible start, to say the least, that is only getting worse. Australia has been on fire, at the start, and our president of the United States has increased tensions with Iran. Donald Trump is tarnishing so many things, and he's one of the dumbest world-leaders in history, a man who inherited money from his father, and he cheated on his university and three wives. He's a con-man, a phony, and a bigot who is unfit for office, and he wants loyalty from everyone since he's a big loner. The Coronavirus has been getting more mainstream in the middle of January, and everyone is freaking out so hard since the world has been in chaos. Our president is making Americans more unsafe of the virus, and he's going to push the entire economy into danger, despite of a stimulus bill.

Don't get me started with the election, our president is treating his supporters like an outrageous cult.

Oh man do I have some things to say about this year...

At first I used to say 2016 was the worst year of my life. Then it was 2017. Then it was 2018. 2019 was actually a pretty good year for me. I graduated high school during that year and the world wasn't in lockdown. That didn't become the case for 2020. This year already sucks! When this year started it was just decent for me. The first terrible thing that happened this year was that Kobe Bryant one of the greatest basketball players of all time had died in a plane accident along with his daughter. It was a really sad time for Kobe fans and for the NBA. By March more terrible things had happened. COVID-19 came and spread all around the country. It killed hundreds and thousands of people. Because of that a bunch of stores were closed, malls were closed, movie theaters were closed, churches were closed, some workplaces were closed, and worst of all even the gyms are closed. I'm upset about Planet Fitness closing because I love ...more

Money has not been spent on this scale since the world wars. Where as in times such as the Great Depression they could encourage people to go to work to get more money into the economy, it is hard to do that when the world is in lockdown due to the global pandemic. Since basically the whole world has been effected, countries cannot borrow from other countries as everyone is involved. Whereas Brexit (for Brits) would easily have been the most major disappointment for many here and making many call it up as a reason for 2020 being so bad (though many/most would take it as good), it is not mentioned once - testament to the apocalyptic events on the year

6 2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

2022 and 2023 are clearly better years as they are in the age of post Trump optimism. All the stuff that happened in these years are very normal in other years. We are no longer in the dark ages of Trump and ISIS.

Oh man, where do I begin?

Well lets start with the Zika Virus. It spread all over the place in South America and some parts of the world. I feel bad for everyone who suffered through that. Whats scary is that it's still spreading, and it affected Florida and parts of Mexico. Hopefully it won't get TOO bad.

Next, lets talk about the attacks that occurred in a couple cities in Europe, starting with Brussels. On March 22 during the year, a couple places in the city were brutally bombed. 35 people were killed, and more than 300 were injured. That's pretty sad. A few months later, in Nice, France, a truck drove into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day. 86 people were killed, and 434 were hurt. Both of those we're terrorist attacks.

Then there's Hurricane Matthew, which did a ton of damage to Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, The Bahamas, and the Southeastern coast of the United States. Almost 900 people lost their lives, and many people's houses and hometowns ...more

Where to start with the miserable pile of crap? I began the year with breaking one of my fingers in a vacation to Lake Tahoe and I also caught a cold later. During May-June portion of this year, it went great for me, then it fell apart in July. I made a huge mistake by leaving the school that I had friends in and good teachers, I wanted to leave it because it was to rowdy so I picked out another school in up-state Moraga and it sucks. The world tore itself apart and there was always a celebrity death on the news every week or month or so. The olympics was plagued with issues and problems and terrorists attacked many cities and killed many innocent lives. My family really didn't celebrate any holidays and the election was as bad as it gets as it shoves it in our face every day. I lost all of my creativity and I really wish I could go back in my glory days of 2007 and let's have hope in 2017...

Whilst I don't think this has been the worst year "ever", it has definitely been the worst in the last 15 years. In 2001, the only bad thing that occured was 9/11. 2009, there was the Swine Flu and a lot of celebrities died. 2014, there was Ebola and a few major stars died then. But this year, this year has just been awful all round. Not only has there been an even bigger list of celebrities dying, but Trump was elected, the Zika virus, the incidents at Dreamworld and Disneyland. Can anyone think of one GOOD worldwide thing about this year? I can't. Why did this year have to have so many bad things happening? I want this year to end as soon as possible so we don't have to think about it anymore. 2009 was pretty awful but then it got much better in 2010. So I hope next year will pick things back up again.

7 536

The term 'worst year ever' is thrown around quite a bit these days, usually online for reasons like: "I was disappointed in the latest Total Drama episode." However, scientists and historians prove that this year, 536 A.D., is the worst year ever. After a volcanic eruption in Iceland erupted, blocking the sun for a year and a half, causing famine. The Yersinia plague was also there, making it even worse, which is some of the reasons why historians think it's the worst. Plus, just look at the picture.

How is this not worse than 2020 and 2016? Don't get me wrong, 2020 was a terrible year but now come it's worse than 536? The year in which millions starved to death because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland causing sub zero temperatures the and bubonic plague(the deadliest pandemic on Earth) spreading like a wildfire. This needs to be in the Top 3 asap.

This year was the year that many scientists and historians proved to be the worst year in recorded history. A volcano in Iceland erupted, which blocked the sun for 18 months. This caused crops to fail, creating mass starvation.

This should be above 2020, even though I hated that year. I don't think this isn't called "the worst year" for nothing.

8 2001 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2001st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1st year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 2nd year of the 2000s decade.

I was 15 years old back then. Let me tell you I was having so much fun that year. I was on the honor roll in school that year and got a great school award, I went to my aunt's wedding, me and my family went on vacation to Hawaii, me and my 10 friends went to the city's summer carnival, and my dad took me to his auto mechanical place that he owns. I even got to fix some of the cars a little! It was a lot of fun until 9/11 came... Everything in my life collapsed. My grandma was involved in the 9/11 attacks she was lucky she survived but she was very scared and almost fainted. My dad got killed in his car by getting smashed by a drunk truck driver, my German shepherd who was with me since preschool got put down, my 18 year old brother who was doing gang violence with his friends got sent to jail and thrown out of my house, my mom was struggling to keep her diner opened, one of my closest friends since Kindergarten betrayed me, I was all alone on Halloween none of my friends wanted to ...more

I lost two jobs in 2001 due to the "IT recession" and had to let go of a relationship that I dearly loved, but the age difference would have doomed it in the long run. Then 9/11 happened, and things were worse...much, much worse. Did not find work until 2002 rolled around, and even then was still depressed about 9/11.

I hate how people hate this year because of 9/11, yet they never heard about the millions who got slaughtered in the second Congo war back then, 9/11 is sad because American people died there, if the planes bombed the twin towers in Malaysia nobody would remember it.

9/11, Dale Earnhardt passed away, my cousin got electrocuted, and my father amputated his hand at work. Just a real bad year.

9 1929

Unless you guys know what it's like to live on the streets with your family and all your friends, flat broke, cold, starving, suffering from anemia, pneumonia, and a whole assortment of other ailments, and with absolutely NO chance of seeing a paycheck for at least another few years, you have no right to say that ANY year in modern history is worse than 1929. It's called the "Great Depression" for a reason. Enough said.

This should be #2 due to the Great Depression, which caused people to suffer terribly. I cannot imagine how people would deal with this calamity today, and we came awfully close in 2008. Luckily the economy recovered once it got very bad. Seriously, I mean people don;t know what it was like for the people back in this year, endless human suffering.

This should be the worst year because the stock market crashed, everyone was going into poverty, this was the start of the Great Depression, everyone lost hope, and the American dream was dying.

The Great Depression started in the USA and it was one of the biggest economic disasters in history. Read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, or watch the movie with Henry Fonda.

10 1347

If you lived in Europe this year or the next 5 years, you would certainly be dead because it was during the black plague which lasted for quite a few years. The COVID pandemic isn't nearly as bad if we are being honest, not to be ignorant

This was when the Black Death spread like wildfire throughout Europe. It was very horrid. Bodies were piling up in the streets, and all people thought about was death.

If I travelled here don't expect to see me again. The plague was deadly many died on the same day they fell ill, about 20% of the population died because of the Black Death

Plague. No real medicine, no sanitation, no help for survivors except for some handouts from monasteries.

The Newcomers

? 2023 2023 (MMXXIII) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2023rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 23rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2020s decade.

January 1, 2023: Three 6 Mafia Gangsta Boo died at 43 years old in Memphis, Tennessee.
January 2, 2023: Four people are killed and eight others are injured when two helicopters collide near the Sea World theme park in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. American rally driver Ken Block died at 55 years old in a snowmobile accident in Woodland, Utah. January 4, 2023: Three adults and five children are found dead inside a home in Enoch, Utah, after police conduct a welfare check.
January 6, 2023: MLB pitcher Bill Campbell died at 73 years old.

We don't care about January as little happens in that month. I am happy to be living in Western Europe in the age of post Trump optimism and things are going to get even better for the Western world. The economy is worse off in 2008 compared to now and the far right are so incompetent they are not a patch on 90s terrorists. England are gonna do well in the Women's World Cup.

January 10, 2023: King of Greece Constantine II died at 82 years old.
January 15, 2023: Yeti Airlines Flight 691 crashes while landing at Pokhara, Nepal, killing 72 lives on board.
January 16, 2023: Former MLB player Frank Thomas died at 93 years old.
January 18, 2023: David Crosby died at 81 years old. Ten people died from a helicopter crash in Brovary, Ukraine.

January 5, 2023: American actor Earl Boen died at 81 years old.
January 7, 2023: Child actor Adam Rich from Eight is Enough died at 54 years old.
January 8, 2023: Supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro invade the National Congress, the Supreme Federal Court, and the Palácio do Planalto.
January 10, 2023: English guitarist Jeff Beck died at 78 years old.
January 11, 2023: German model and actress Tatjana Patitz died at 56 years old.
January 12, 2023: Lisa Marie Presley died at 54 years old. She was the only child of singer and actor Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley.

The Contenders
11 2014 2014 (MMXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 14th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 5th year of the 2010s decade.

This was easily the worst year of my life - and probably a lot of others too. The ISIS attacks started off, Russia tried to take Crimea and lots of famous people died. The music was dire and sport, other than the world cup, was boring! Personally, it gets even worse because I was getting bullied at school, I had an awful teacher and there was an extension on my family's house, meaning we were living in a building site with two rooms to go in. Also, in late December, my Nan had a heart attack and my mum a car crash (she wasn't hurt). This really was an awful year, looking back at it. But all we can do now is enjoy 2016! :-)

Where to start? Ebola, Flight 370, "Anaconda", the cancellation of Enlisted, Robin Williams dying, The Civil Wars splitting, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric, Taylor Swift's 1989, war, more war, the debut of Dora and Friends, Joe Cocker kicks the bucket, the ALS, that Paper magazine cover, the last of the Ramones bites the dust, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, butts, the Frozen aftereffects, Uncle Grandpa is still on the air, Modern Family sucks up yet another Grammy...

To all of those bullies who tell people to grow up about years worse than previous older years: YOU GROW UP!

What if their lives were serious?! Also, a lot of famous people died in 2014 (Such as Robin Williams, the best comedian ever).

Yes, The Holocaust, The Black Death, World Wars, and 9/11 were worse since they were before 2014, but that doesn't mean you should attack other's opinions on this year! Also, why are people considering 65 million years ago to be bad? Guess what? NO HUMANS WERE ALIVE BACK THEN! So why get so hypersensitive? I guess you can argue that most of the population of wildlife and oxygen were gone, but like I said, no humans were alive back in 65,000,000 BCE!

To all of those people being bullied about 2014 and their personal lives, I am so sorry. I care about you and I am sorry if your lives were bad. Ignore the haters.

I hate being an adult in the 2010s! I hate being born in 1999! I always wish I was born in the 1960s and grew up in the 1970s/1980s, it's because technology, social media, and the internet gives me anxiety and that's why I avoid stupid @$$ drivers that run late and stupid @$$ people who think they are all that on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Vyond (formerly known as Go Animate), Plotagon, TiK ToK (formerly known as Musical.ly) That app is $#! T! There's 11 - 15 yr olds acting stupid on the app and lip syncing. I think the 2020s could be worse than the 2010s. I think the world actually ended in 2012 for me when it got to its peak

12 1933

Seriously this list is awful. All the spoiled kids are voting for newer years just because of their personal life. Yet the holocaust beginning is only 14

Hitler's rise to power and the beginning of the Holocaust. This would also directly lead up to WW2, which would occur just a few years later (1939).

That was during the great depression. 4 years after the stock market crash of '29, America faced poverty.

The Nazis rose to power and started attacking Austrians. The holocaust began it was horrible all the memoirs about it.

13 2015 2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

The Turd was elected prime minister of Canada. I literally couldn't believe it. The citizens of Canada elected a substitute drama teacher who literally had about 7 total years in the working world. No law or economics or business experience rather just a name of a former socialist debt loving pm. Well no we're in 2022, our apathetic citizens have elected this narcissistic, corrupt, incompetent, virtue signaling, women groping, blackface loving, tyrant 3 times. It grown old.

Both personal and political, 2015 takes everything that was good about the years prior and craps all over it. My family has fallen into shambles since early in the year, and the stress was only exacerbated by all the political tension, mass shootings, and racial/gender divide that has been happening in the months after that, not to mention people being overly offended even in the wake of NON-issues. There is no real way at this point that 2016 can just be a reset button because the damage that's been done will be hard to undo. Most of the damage that 2015 has done will take a long time to be remedied.

I'm calling it, had that year never existed, the world would be in a far, FAR better state. This monstrosity of a year never should have had happened. It just enrages me thinking about it. So much bad happened in the world, interenet and people that year, but NOTHING good happened. The only good that happened were a few personal small things. Looking at it, it seems almost everyone in my country also thinks it's a beyond atrociously dismal year and that's a good thing. I consider this to be one of the worst things ever, let alone years.

Things will only get worse! Technology has already brainwashed a lot of humanity! Look how people's phones have taken over them. They wouldn't be able to live without them. I'd welcome the internet shutting down or at least being limited to like it was in the 90s. It doesn't matter what people say, People for the most part nowadays are not nice! People in the past were a lot more friendly and it was so much easier to have a meaningful conversation.

14 1945

Still the worst because people had to recover from the ending of the war and the damage left behind. Plus the Cold War started afterwards, the Holocaust prisoners contracted horrible diseases before liberation, and everything was in ruin. So while the war ended, the world was in huge disarray.

Not as bad as 1914, 1941, and 1939 because the war ended, but it was till pretty tough that Japan got bombed.

Well, it's when world war 2 still had a lot of people dead but it ended that year so.. Eh

This should be I. The top 5

15 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.

This year. THIS YEAR. The year where my dearly beloved pet dog died in a brutal attack from another, larger canine. The year I was diagnosed with a slow-growing yet malignant brain-tumor yet to be removed. The year where my father practically went unemployed for months due to the rigged economy that has been haunting all working citizens in the U.S. The year where I cried the most, felt so god damn out of place and lost that I no longer look at life, namely mine, the same way that I used to. It's done detriment to me physically and mentally, and I will not forget the downward spiral this god damn year plunged me into.

2017 Was The Worst Year of my life, Here's why...

1. My dog died (Worst Part of 2017)

2. I had to switch buses

3. There were too many shootings

4. So many good celebrities died, like Don Rickles

5. Hurricane Harvey

6. My sister sprang her knee

7. My cat had surgery

8. Paramount Pictures' dumb decisions about the box office and their movies

9. My sister sprang her ankle

10. My family members got into a fight

11. The Emoji Movie

12. Donald Trump being president

13. My family members got into a fight during Christmasttime

14. May bus drivers were late during May and June of 2017

15. My mom got Lime Decease

I'm so glad 2017 is OVER! I never want a year like this again, 2018 so far is much better!

2017 has got to be the worst year that I have ever lived in. So many incidents occurred. The church shooting, the Las Vegas shooting, terrorist attacks, political tensions, violent protests and riots, deaths of well-known celebrities and stars, and three extremely devastating hurricanes. So many innocent people were killed. Not only that, but my family had inside problems and tons of arguments. In 2017, I suffered from the deepest depression of my entire life. This is why 2017 is the worst year that I've lived in.

This needs to be #1. Where do I begin?

I switched buses, my dog died, Hurricane Harvey, Las Vegas shooting, Texas Church shooting, Paramount Pictures going downhill, my family members hitting and fighting with each other, my sister sprang her knee, my cat had surgery, Trump Being President, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, so many celebrity deaths, terroist attacks, so many T.V. shows getting cancelled, mediocre remakes and sequels, The Emoji Movie and so much more!

Now the 2 good side of 2017 is that my new baby cousin was born and I got to be with the bigger guys.

16 2013 2013 (MMXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2013th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 13th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2010s decade.

Many famous people died, for example Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, Margaret Thatcher, Marcia Wallace (Edna Krabappel) and Cory Monteith, AND Michael Schumacher was injured badly at a skiing accident. Unrest in Ukraine, which led to current war and war in Syria.

Where do I begin?

Well lets begin with T.V. shows. It seems like 1/2 of T.V. shows of 2013 (mainly cartoons) were getting a lot worse. I mean come on, why would people make dumb shows to entertain people.T.V. show creators should just look at their shows ratings and see how there doing, and guess what? A LOT of shows are getting bad reviews. Shows aren't that funny or classic as they used to be before 2008. Animation has gotten a lot worse over the years since 2008. Then when it got to 2013, the U.S. had pretty much had it with T.V. shows. I think the very last T.V. show in the U.S. that was good and had great characters was Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends. The show ended in 2009, so I guess you could say T.V. shows got worse since 2008 or 2009. Nickelodeon pretty much started the point where there were bad T.V. shows due to SpongeBob, that was the first T.V. show that got worse since 2008. Other shows on Nick started getting worse as well, including FOP (Fairly Oddparents. ...more

What can I say about this year?! There's absolutely nothing positive for me to say about this year! This was the absolute worst year in music. It really was. It was a time where music just didn't seem to matter anymore. Rap started getting worse and worse, rock almost seemed to disappear completely, country was barely recognizable, Miley Cyrus made a come back (an even worse come back), Justin Bieber was at his worst again, there's absolutely nothing redeemable about this year! Nothing!

Boo, to the guy that gave 4 reasons as to why 2013 was bad, only one of them was good (crime) the TV shows and games reasons are very bad reasons and nothing compared to real world events in previous years.

17 65,000,000 B.C.

This ultimately forced the time line in which we now live. If it had not happened, what would have been the dominate species on earth?

An astroid hit the earth and resulted in the extinction of the dinosaurs. But honestly if the astroid never hit the earth, human life wouldn't have been possible perhaps. I don't think dinosaurs and people would be able to live among each other

A comet hit Earth, and released ejecta beyond the atmosphere and triggered the strongest earthquakes and biggest tsunami ever, miles tall, and the Earth burned shortly after from fires and sulfuric acid rain.
Plus, Most of the ozone layer was destroyed, causing UV radiation to bathe our planet, and give animals cancer.
Mega volcanic eruptions happened on the opposite side of the Earth from the impact zone, and poisoned the planet.
Dust was released from the impact and covered the whole Earth and blocked out all sunlight, putting the world in total darkness.
Then it cooled down way below freezing and caused nuclear winter, putting plants and many lifeforms, including the Dinosaurs to extinction.

Think about though. The dinosaurs had died because it was their time. I agree it is sad but without the extinction I would not be typing this and no one would be here.

18 2009 2009 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations. It was the 10th and final year of the 2000s decade.

The years I that I hated the most (other than earlier years with wars like 1939 and 1941) were 2001, 2009, 2012 (only for my personal life), and 2016. I was only 10 at the time, but I still remember it like it happened yesterday. That year sucked because of the swine flu epidemic, Justin Bieber's music was at his worst, lots of beloved celebrities died (in 2016 as well), terrible economy, I moved that year and had to say goodbye to my friends and family, Oscar Grant getting killed by police, I was frequently sent to the principal's office for no reason, Nickelodeon got rid of its orange slime, analog T.V. was no longer available to use (which is especially bad for low income families who could not afford to pay cable bills), Noggin went away, I was bullied, SpongeBob was at his worst, and many other reasons.

This is the year EVERYTHING went to hell. The credit crunch, stock market crash, the recession, more and more celebrities dying, the swine flu scare, the Daily Mail on the rise with it's "health" addicts, the music industry destroyed - nowadays they only care about looks and money, not heart and soul! Hollywood falling on it's knees just EVERYTHING about this year,was CRAP! Today we are still suffering from what happened in 2009! If I had a time machine, I would erase everything about 2009-2016 and go back to the 80s and 90s, even the early 00s, because the only really bad thing I remember about 2001 was 9/11. 2009-now can go buried in a gavr and never seen again!

I hope the 2020s would bring back all the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s nostalligic things, but I don't know yet. The final good year for me was 2012, January and February of 2013 was okay, but everything started to suck in March 2013, because I got braces that month and it sucked.
The 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the 2000s were awesome! Although a lot of people hated (2005-2009), especially 2006, 2007, and 2008. It didn't bother me very much, but 2006 and 2007 were AMAZING! 2008 was okay, but The Diabeities diagnosis sucked badly, other than that, 2008 was a trillion thousand times better than 2009, 2009 was terrible though.

2009 was awful. For me, it was the worst year of my life. I was in the hospital for nearly a month, I got sick a lot, it was cloudy and gloomy just about every day, and songs got stuck in my head for hours and hours every single day, I had literally no friends, my teachers sucked, my Phillies lost the world series, and so much more! I was only 7 years old, but it was definitely the most depressing time of my life. I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN 2010 CAME!

19 1918

What actually caused The Great War to end? A flu virus that killed soldiers. There fewer soldiers to fight the war. You cannot win without soldiers taking land from your adversaries.

The year that the Spanish flu occurred.

The World War ended then though.

20 2012 2012 (MMXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2012th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2010s decade.

Funny thing is nothing happened on December 21. That was the only good thing about 2012. Not a single tsunami or an earthquake happened on the Pacific Northwest on December 21, 2012. That was a good thing I remember about that year. The Mayan people did not make any right predictions at all. The Mayan people were not right at all.

This is the last good year that I will ever have in my whole entire life. It is also the last good year for my personal life, movies, T.V. shows, music, video games, school, etc.

I kinda hated that year for a couple of reasons

1. Sandy Hook
2. Hurricane Sandy
3. Movie Theater shooting
4. My cat scratched my mother's arm
5. My great grandfather died in may of 2012

You know I kinda hated that year for a couple of reasons, Other than that, let's just agree to compermise and say it was average since it was the last good year that I will ever have.

2012 was the last good year and the last one for my life, movies, T.V. shows, music, video games, school, etc.
Everything started sucking after that.

In 2012, my personal life sucked. It was dangerously hot that year, I got put into a frustrating class (and no one bothered to help me), one of my teachers thought that I had tons of missing assignments even though I turned them in, when a couple of students misbehaved in my class I got blamed, I got sent to detention even though I never had before, I had a sinus infection that I never had before, a man shot over 20 children younger than 8 at Sandy Hook Elementary School for no reason, and many others.

For me:

1999: Born

2000-2005: Great!

2006-2008: Best years of my life! (Nothing happened)

2009: Sucks

2010: Was Bad too

2011-2012: They were okay! (Nothing special)

2013: HORRIBLE Horrible horrible year for me! Where do I begin (I was forced to get braces, I had a very crappy school year, my behaviors are becoming violent, my life got screwed up, Frozen was released then, PLUS, lots of cringeworthy fanbases! I decided to quit the GoAnimate fanbase to move on to Flash Animation)

2014: Very bad, but improved later on

2015: Meh, it was okay!

2016-Present: Awful!

21 476

Many historians consider it the last year of ancient history and the first year of the Middle Ages in Europe.
What is past is prolouge.

22 1861

The Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter causing the Civil War to begin.

Why isn't this on top 10?

23 1919

The post WW1 treaties may have been too harsh and may have set the stage for another War. If that doesn't convince you, then there was a pandemic even worse than COVID-19.

24 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) was 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.

Worst year in my whole life. It all started when the penguins got eliminated by the Capitals. Then they would make the cup. My friend died on June 4th. My friend was one of the best people you could ever meet. So fun to be around and a really good person. I grieved for 3 weeks about it. A few days later, The capitals and the EVIL 8 won the cup and took over the world. My dog died in September. November 6th was one of my friend's birthdays. It was literal HELL from the start. The WORST day in my life and my friend had the worst birthday ever. Me and my friend were demoralized, degraded, and torn apart that day leaving us sad and depressed. Steelers eliminated from the playoffs and ravens get in. Overall, 2018 has been a living HELL for me and everyone that I care about. Can't wait for the year to end and have a fresh start.

I had to move 3 times that year. We had move into my grandmothers house because the bill was wack, then my drunk uncle was antagonizing us so we moved into a apartment but the apartment was awful because it only had 1 bathroom and it's was super small. Then my mom got her money raised up and bought us a house back in our hometown and we moved back there to a house from 1985 and moved in there and the worst part. We moved into that house in December. In June we had to move out of our house into my grandmas. Then we moved out in July. Then we moved into our new house in December. Which means I lives in 4 places in one year.

Ok this was the hardest year of my life. But let's get into why. So it started off a lot better than the previous years and was actually really good. I'm not one to complain about pop culture and vote for something just for it and this year was a bad year for pop culture but that's not why I dislike it. First off a bunch of childhood idols started dying. Stan Lee, Stephen Hillenburg, Stephan Karl, Bruno Sammartino, Stephen Hawking, and worst of all, one of my best friends died. He was my best friends dad and owned a beer store that was, and still is really big. He went to the doctor when the doctor found out he had a problem with his heart. The doctor scheduled a meeting at 1:00 PM. At 12:00 PM he had a heart attack and died. R.I.P.

People are already whining that this year is horrible. I mean, we had the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, the mudslides in Southern California, and now the death of Stephen Hawking.
But if you focus on every bad thing, then EVERY year is the worst year ever. No offense, but Hawking's death was just one guy. The same is true of any celebrity death. America's gun problem is actually so bad that one shooting doesn't cut it as the worst year ever (there were actually worse shootings, just think of Las Vegas or Orlando). There will always be natural disasters until the world ends. And, there were years with PLAGUES and WORLD WARS, so please stop.

25 541

The bubonic plague added considerably to the world's misery. Spreading from the Roman port of Pelusium in Egypt, the so-called Plague of Justinian caused the deaths of up to one half of the population of the eastern Roman Empire.

This was the year that the Plague of Justinian, a plague that killed up to half of the world's population, erupted.

The Plague of Justinian began this year, And I assume that the plague was named after Byzantine emperor Justinian.

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