Worst Years In History

The Top Ten
1 1939

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!

If you thought 2013 and 2014 were the worst years in the history of Earth because movies, music, and video games sucked, then you are completely mistaken. The absolute worst years in history are 1939 and 1941, the years with an extremely violent war that killed several million people. I just wanted to throw that out there.

2 1350

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.

Why the hell are people voting most the years from the 21rst century over popular culture going stupid and nothing important going bad?
This should be #1 especially when it comes to the Black Plague, any other year to date in history hasn't been this deadly besides ANY years of war.

3 1941

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'!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Most of the modern years on this list are not really deserving of being close to called worst years in history. 2020 is one of the few exceptions. Covid-19 managed to sicken millions of people around the world causing many countries around the world to go into lockdown, therefore changing our ways of life. The pandemic then came with a recession that caused a massive loss of jobs and a decline in the economy. Besides, there was more than just Covid-19. A man named George Floyd was unreasonably killed by a cop which then sparked mass riots around the country. Wildfires ravaged Australia in the beginning of the year and then another series of wildfires managed to ravage the West Coast of America in the summer. While 2020 isn't necessarily the worst year in history, it is definitely the worst of the 21st century so far.

Usually, people are over-exaggerating when they say that it's "the worst year in recent memory." 2020, however, gives a REAL meaning to that. This was truly just the most downright ugly and depressing year that I can even remember in my entire life, second to 2009. Even 2016, as much as it gets shunned, wasn't all that bad. The only actual bad thing about 2016 was Trump winning. Celebrity deaths don't count; Wether you like it or not, death is a natural part of life, so celebrity deaths aren't going away anytime soon. Although COVID, the tertiary antagonist of 2020, IS going away. And that's due to advancements in medicine. So we have a lot to be thankful for in the grand scheme of things.

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

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.

People who say this year was the worst year ever in terms of humanity owe 2016 an apology. Sure bad things happened like the Zika virus that has caused many birth deformities and mass celebrity deaths etc. But guess what, apart from COVID-19 that crippled the world in 2020; Ebola virus pandemic in West Africa was far more dangerous and contagious than the Zika virus and celebrities die every year. So many celebrities died in 2018 and 2012 as well but no one really said anything but of course, 2020 didn't happen yet so I can't really blame y'all

Ok so 2016 might've been a bad year for some people but it shouldn't be this high on worst years in history. There have been awful events in history. So bad that people that were alive in 2016 couldn't even imagine. If you think about what people had to go through way back a long time ago, you'll realize that we are actually really blessed with the technology we have and I am very happy I live in a free country. The USA didn't even exist a while ago but it did exist in 2016 and we don't have to fight in wars as much because we're the land of the free because of the brave. So I'm sorry if something bad happened to you individually in 2016, but overall, it wasn't one of the worst years in history.

You've got to be kidding me! How is this year considered to be the worst year in history?! "Oh, it was because celebrities like David Bowie, Garry Shandling, Gene Wilder, and John Glenn died" Grow up! Celebrities dying doesn't make 2016 the worst year in history. There are much worse years in history. The 21st century as a whole doesn't really stand out that much. The exceptions being 2009 and 2020, but those are about it. The only thing that stood out about 2016 was Trump (a republican), winning that year's .U.S. Presidential Election, whereas with the prior .U.S. Presidential Elections, the winners were democrats.

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

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.

To all the spoiled brats in the comments saying 2016 is the worst years of all time just because of getting detention or something, you have no right to say it's the worst year of all time. Don't get me wrong, 2020 was awful, and you could say it was the worst year in YOUR LIFE, but not of all time, unless you know what it's like to lay in bed with the plague killing you slowly and painfully, not having summer and having the sun covered up by ash for 18 months, dying in a huge volcanic eruption, having a seemingly everlasting famine with no food or water whatsoever, and going outside to find out it's -78 degrees outside, then you can't say ANY of the years in the 70's-2010's are the worst years of all time.

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.

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.

Every idiot born in that year was and is a spoilt dumbass. Those moronic molesters all need to meet their end right now, and fast.

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

Outside of 9/11 and the War on Terror, 2001 wasn't that bad of year anyway. The beginning of the 6th generation of video games like the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and the Xbox was huge and films were also starting to get some footing back after a few years of mishaps. Not to mention the sudden rise of popularity and interest in Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

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.

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 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.

So 2014 is "one of the worst years in history?" Why, because the media and entertainment were going downhill that year? A lot of you don't even know how lucky you are be living in a generation where you even get to have such great entertainment and inventions. If you date back to the old times, people didn't get to even have inventions we have today that made lives a lot easier let alone entertainment to make people happy. You should also be considered lucky you are not living in worse times where worse events happened in years you never lived to experience. There was one of the worst wars in history known as WWII that lasted from 1939-1945. There was a volcano in Iceland that erupted in Iceland in 536 that deprived the world of sunlight for 18 months causing mass starvations due to a shortage of crops. There was the bubonic plague that wiped out over a quarter of the world's population in the 1340s-1350s. The stock market crashed in 1929 causing millions of people to lose their jobs ...more

This year was the worst of my personal life. Early on I had a depression for three weeks because I felt like none of my friends liked me anymore. Even after I recovered it felt like my friendships had fizzled out, and I was often being left out. It was miserable. Also, I was still in secondary school and I got underwhelming grades, mainly C's, D's and E's. The only above C I got was an A in Maths.

Things did get better towards the end when I actually managed to get into college, and a fresh start helped me feel less lonely, but the year was just not good overall. 2013 wasn't much better either, but the depression I went through in 2014 makes it the worst year of my life. The best year would be 2012.

You've got to be kidding me! How is this year considered to be the worst year history!? "Oh it was because of terrible music and the celebrities like Robin Williams died, and Frozen was so popular during this year, and T.V. shows were terrible, and.." Grow up! Entertainment and celebrities passing away doesn't make this year the worst year ever. There are much worse years in history. There's 1939, where the Holocaust began, there's 65 million because where the Dinosaurs got extinct, there's 2001 where 9/11 took place, the list goes on. The 21st century as a whole doesn't really stand out as extreme. The exception being 9/11, but that was about it. Stop claiming that entertainment is the most precious thing in the world, because it's not! The only thing that stood out this year was Ebola, but even with that, it wasn't a disaster that affected the entire world. All you care about is the Als Ice Bucket challenge, T.V. shows, music, etc. that doesn't matter.

I probably won't make many friends with this. Honestly, I really hate saying this but 2016 actually kinda makes me miss 2014. Most people hated it and for good reasons but it kinda holds a nice place in me. Believe it or not, it was luckily an okay year for me compared to what others had it. It was my middle school days too so. Music and a lot of the entertainment blew very VERY badly in 2014 but it didn't stop me for having 2fairly decent years in school which I haven't felt in a long time. I met some of my closest friends and best people in 2014. Still not a good year but all I'm saying is that at least 2014 didn't have Trump.

Early-Mid2015 was okay but everything came at me personally hard between Late2015-2016 when I hitted high school.

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.

My best months of 2015 was January through September, the worst months were September 25th-December 2015, because I had lost my photos after an IOS 9 update, man if I would of save them and would of known this update would do this my 2015 would of been amazing! Another reason September 25th-December 2015 was the worst is because of school! 1) In my earlier 10th grade year (before the update) I end up not having art class, for not realizing I got metro. 2) Is people (known as students). In late October of this year, I was repeatedly been abandoned by my friends at lunch for no reason I don't know really. The week before Thanksgiving, I was supposed to go to a Thanksgiving party forth period, but unfortunately I was in a different class with a substitute teacher, that wants me to do an assignment (which took away my opportunity to make it to the party) we I got there I missed most of it because of all the food that was left. 3) I struggle to talk to the right people okay. When I was in ...more

The Worst year in the History 1. We lost a very good Disney show called Phineas and Ferb 2. My brother annoys me. And hurts me 3. We just lost our music teacher Mr. Measiano 4. We had to go inside for recess" 2 times 5. Ruby Tuesday made a new kids
Menu and it made me have nightmares 6. Disney is losing Great Shows 7. There are a lot Of Bullies on the Internet 8.My mommy doesn't let me watch Abc Family *which that's turning into freeform 9. No one wants to play with me at school 10. My brother Destroys
A lot of things

2 good things about 2015

1. ANT farm got cancelled on Disney

2. Jessie ended this year

Well that's all that I can say about 2015 And I hope that 2016 will be better Friends!

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.

All these retarded people who put 2013 and 14 higher than this need to get punched in the face a couple times until they realize what actually happened in history and not in media.

It was actually good. WWII Ended. Japan Surrendered To the United States after getting bombed.

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

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 was a bad year in my personal life. My behavior sucked, I got sick many times, especially between January and June. The worst one was in November and it completely ruined my Florida vacation. Also, I ended my favorite school year and started my second least favorite school year in 2017. There were a couple of good things that happened to me in 2017, but it wasn't a good year personally.

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.

All these comments says "this year was the worst year in my life". If it's not "worst year in general" then this year should be lower, not #13.

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!

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.

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.

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

Well to be honest this year should be on the top 10 because 2013 was the year that changed EVERYTHING and declining the world, the civilization, and humanity. This year was an aftermath of 2012 'end of the world'. Dec. 21, 2012 wasn't the 'world of end', it is the 'beginning of the world end'. So I'll say 2013 was the year of "apocalypse warning".

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!

17 65,000,000 B.C.

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.

To be honest, this era was the second worst year in non-human history, next to 252,000,000 BCE which that era the extinction of EVERYTHING. These two are probably million times worse than 1939 (deadliest war) and 1347 (Black Death)

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

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 1861

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

Why isn't this on top 10?

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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.

2018 is no doubt the worst year of my life and of the 2010s. It is worse than 2017 and 2016 combined! 2018 didn't even feel the least bit memorable. It was boring, lifeless, and depressing. I was still stuck in that private special-ed school, I didn't get in the basketball team, I broke yet another smartphone that cost $800, and my dad doesn't live with me anymore. I didn't even go out much with any friends or family. People still listened to awful mumble rap and depressing pop music. Of course, did I mention that the summer of 2018 sucked too! I had to spend yet another year at summer school for the 5th and (thankfully) my last year before senior year. Out of all my years doing summer school it was the worst and it was really boring. Once again, I had to deal with those silly, immature, foul-mouthed classmates and the teachers being lazy when punishing them. After that, I didn't go on any vacation at all. The only good thing about this summer was going to summer camp for a week and ...more

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.

25 541

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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