Best Years to Be Born

The Top Ten
1 2000

Could you imagine being born on January 1st, 2000? It's just clean, you always know your age whenever you check the calendar for events. Really cool year, start of the new millennium, overall pretty amazing year.

This is the last year of the second millennium and the last year of the 20th century. Kids born in this year already lived in two millennia and two centuries before their first birthday had even come around. If they live to a 101 to see the 2101 then that's three centuries. Plus, 2000s kids get to say their age is just the year. Old enough to have actually seen the evolution of smartphones and technology. Grew up with some of the greatest movie franchises of all time including Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Old enough to have experienced all the trends of the 2000s and the 2010s in childhood and adolescence. And, along with some 2001 babies, were the last graduating class to have an uninterrupted grade school education due to COVID-19 for the next 13 years.

2 1948

In later years most all of my high school teachers volunteered that the class of '66 was about at the pinnacle of potential for success. Most of us had it all and most of us didn't know it. What a time to grow up.

Born into the Welfare State - NHS, State Pension, Final Salary Pension, student grants, mortgage tax relief, house price inflation. World Cup '66, The Beatles, Andy Pandy, Crackerjack etc.. life was simpler. No P.C., AIDS, and missed National Service.
Now coming 70 in December with 11 years retirement wealthier and fitter(ish) than ever. Say, do and drink what I like.

I wouldn't mind being 72 now if I could have lived my whole teenage years in the 1960s. What an amazing decade.

3 1989

The cartoons and the cereal and the food where amazing Christmas was the best in the 80s and it gives my memorable happy great feeling vibes!

Living your teenage years in the 2000's would be peak and you get to have a vivid image of the New Year on December 31st, 1999 into 2000.

Not to much technologi and the japanese car scene was at its peak wish I was born then. I was born 2003

4 1994

This is the year because rap was going crazy.

Peace and love worldwide!

5 1996

Best year of the 90s

It's just cool.

6 1992

I was born on Valentines Day of this year, and am old enough to remember lots of great 90s Saturday morning cartoons when they first came out when I was a kid!

I was born then so...

7 2002 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2002nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 2nd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2000s decade.

Better than 2001. First it is safe to say 2002 onwards, post 9/11, and solidly in the 2000's (some consider 2000 not to be in the 2000's, and those born in 2001 were probably largely conceived in late 2000 and therefore not as solidly in the 2000's), is nearly akin to a different generation, especially with people born prior to august 2001 not even experiencing covid in highschool. Also, late 2001 would have entered the 2020's as an adult, so really 2002 born onwards was markedly different. Someone born at midnight on january first 2002, would still have experienced some nanoseconds in 2020 as a 17 year old. This really highlights how different 2001 born and 2002 are from each other. Also, 2002 borns would have had more than half of their childhood in the 2010's, given that there are 10 whole years from age 3-12 (counting both 12 and 3) and 2002 borns would have been still 7 when 2010 started they would have had the entirety of 8-12 with some of 7 in the 2010's, while anyone born before 2002 would have had more childhood in the 2000's. So, really the first year of a new group.

8 1875

It's a old time

9 1938

Would have been young enough to avoid actually taking part in WWII or Korean war, but would have seen a fascinating period of American history.

10 1998

I was born in 1998. I had my childhood in the 2000s. My teen years were in the early/mid 2010s. The only con of being born in 1998 is graduating college in 2020 but graduating in 2020 is a unique thing. I got to secure a good position before AI will impact jobs. This is a unique year to be born because you will experience graduating college in a pandemic. Graduating in 2020 is not all great though. 2000 is also a unique year to be born. 1998 is a great year to be born. This is probably the first year of Gen-Z. If they make it 103 years they will see 3 centuries. Being born at the end of the century is unique. The 90s (including 2000) is a very unique decade to be born.

I was born in 1998. I remember myself as a child in the mid 2000s before kids started using stupid phones & tablets. I had a true high school experience in the early 2010s before I knew what social media was, that was in college when I first heard about it. Probably 1998ers grew up in the 3rd best decade to grow up: the 2000s, just behind the 80s and 90s. 3rd place in 'best decades to grow up' is pretty good. Right now i'm the same account as my 1971 born dad did. I didn't know what an iPhone was until my senior year in high school. I was just focused on brick phones. I might even live through 3 centuries if I make it 103 years.

The Contenders
11 1999

The last year of the MILLENNIUM, and the year where the only person you can move and see trough the pupils in the planet, hence the only real person in this universe, is born, this is not a random year, this is THE YEAR!

This is the final year before the 21st century. Anyone born here that lives to be 101 will have lived in 3 different centuries. People born in this year also was deprived of some technologies just like everyone else in the 20th century. We grew up without phones as well and never even know what social media was until late middle school. We didn't care about our looks growing up and we just focused on having a normal childhood like everyone else.

Not only are we the last of the 90's babies, but we are also one of the last generations to have a childhood without crazy amounts of technology. Now when I see 6-year-olds playing on iPads and kids in elementary school on smartphones. Not that technology is bad, I'm glad that I had a chance to experience part of my life solely on my imagination.

Also, CLASS OF 2017 unite!

12 1993

I should've been born in 1993, but my mom and dad waited 13 years to finally not use a condom.

A good year to be born.

Year I was born.

13 1997

It's the year when the person who will change the world was born.
Those who were born in 1997 are different in every single way.

A great year to be born.

14 2004 2004 was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2004th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations

It's a ok year to be born in, your in the sweet spot of kids that grew up as toddlers having normal lives without in abundance of technology (2007 - 2008). Now for 2005 babies I can't say the same thing.

I keep seeing early 2004 (such as the january post) talking about 2022 "gang". Well, they are just a month after 2003, yet no one in the 2003 section is talking about late 2003, and 2022. I wonder why?

I was born on the 200th day of 2004, July 18, not only are you 90s influenced as a toddler, but brought up with advanced medicine and not that much technology in the crucial years. A nice sweet spot. You also just have to add 5 to your age to remember what year your in :)

15 1990 In 1990, the reunification of East and West Germany marked a historic moment in the aftermath of the Cold War. Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, introduced the concept of the World Wide Web, revolutionizing the way people access and share information. Nelson Mandela's release from prison in South Africa signaled the beginning of the end of apartheid.

The first year of the most obsessed decade, the year that everyone obsessed with can't remember either a baby/toddler/not born yet. I don't remember the year either but shut up about the 90s. I had a childhood in that decade but you don't need to be obsessed.

You are able to be a true 90s kid.

16 1933
17 1955

I was born this year. Great music, liberation of women, and turned 18 just at the end of the Vietnam war. The world was changing and we had a front row seat. Yay - Baby Boomers!

It isn't about the year I was born, but when I reached my teens. I feel I lived through the best music but maybe everyone feels like that!

Same as '54, being in your teens during the 60s.

18 2003 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2003rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 3rd year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 4th year of the 2000s decade.

Late 2003 is currently aged 17 years (as of this writing in March of 2021). Amazing birth year anyway. Especially the latter part of the year (After July). Memories of 2006 Summer were the first. Youtube was already beginning to become popular, but some VCR exists in first memories. Much better than 2004, but definitely better than 2001 (imagine having 9/11 in your birth year). Second half was best, when it comes to 2003. First half would mean people could remember late 2005, which is not nearly as modern as Spring/summer of 2006 is. Having the internet since toddler years really makes for a different experience. Graduating in 2021/2022 is pretty good, but especially graduating in 2022. Covid will hopefully be gone by then. But either way, 2003 borns, and late 2002, were the first to experience a full year of covid/post-covid schooling. 2001/early 2002 will only have had a couple of months in the very last year. On the other hand, having had Covid begin in 10th grade is far more interesting, as there was quite a long time, and 2021/2022 school year will probably be in school, so the last year of schooling will be a reunion of sorts. Hahaha. Also, spending more than half of teenhood in the 20's (only late 2003 born after july were less than 16.5 years as of january 2020, 16.5 being the mid point of the teen years given teens are 13-19, and that is 7 years, and half of 7 is 3.5, and 3.5 years before turning 20 is age 16.5, and 3.5 years after turning 13 is age 16.5) is an interesting thought. It is also interesting to consider that digital cameras really took off in 2003, as well as camera phones. 2002 is not very different from 2003, although late 2003 had more social media sites that would later become popular.

19 2007 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2007th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 7th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2000s decade.

You get to live your whole childhood in one decade only (2009 maybe an exception), the 2010's, some cartoons were at their peak and some really good movies came out for these kids. Not everyone born here was an internet addict, it was kinda like a third were. This is the year I was born, October 14th, 2007 there is no bias what are you talking about.

I voted for 2007 because it is the best year, duh.

This was the year I was born!

20 2005 2005 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations. It was the 6th year of the 2000s decade.

This is the last year of mostly normal kids. Then it goes downhill. I just graduated high school and I swear every freshman class that came in got worse and more demented. We are the last of the Gen Z generation that got to experience normal childhood without technology taking over(now we have damn 5 year olds with phones). Plus the best shows came out in 2005, including Criminal Minds and Greys Anatomy. 2000-2005 are top tier kids.

I was born in November 30 2005, so a month and a day till it hit 2006. I wish I was born earlier but hey, at least I won't live to see 2080, hopefully. I only had a month and a day to remember 2005, but seeing all these people born in 2006, I feel kinda proud to live through all of 2006, and born to see the 2006 New Year's Day. I don't know much about the year I was born in but due to my research, I have approximately 6 months before I turn 14 years old, should I check my back?

If you were born this year, you witness and experience the history of youtube with your own eyes. I think it's not as fortunate as being born in 2000 but yeah

21 2006 2006 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 6th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade.

Wow they had youtube, etc. Not my year, but still pretty good. Covid was largely a middle school phenomenon for them though, so not as interesting.

This is the best year, just wait you'll see. First the talent. Second the brains. Third the everything else. This year is actually going places.

I was born in this year and in my opinion it was some of the best hidden music. Truly the golden year.

22 1949

Got to be a kid in the 50's and a teenager in the 60's. Plus, you had a good chance at just missing the Vietnam draft because they had just developed the lottery system when you were 18/19.

23 1995

1995 is the perfect birth year for many reasons:

- It's not considered too early or too late in the 90's
- Your childhood had just the right amount of innocent years before 9/11 happened. Your just old enough to slightly remember it, but not old enough to have trauma from it.
- You get to live through high school years without the plague of the 2016 election ruining your long time friendships
- You have K-12 and just enough time to complete your Bachelor's before COVID ruins campus life
- A technology free childhood with Apple computers just inkling

24 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.

2001 is way better than 2002. 2001 was the last birthyear to spend K-12 free of Covid-19, and the last year to remember the mid to late 2000s. Who wants to experience Covid in high school, like 2002+ borns? No one. Also, 2002 borns have faulty logic - late adolescence experience cannot make 2001 and 2002 different generations, get out of here.

I was born in 2001. I know 90s stuff. Here in India in early childhood we experience Nintendo games, VCR's, radios don't have any android phones just old nokia phone belongs to my dad. Play lot of sports in childhood

My sisters birth year

25 2008 2008 was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year based on the Common Era/Anno Domini designations. It is the 8th year of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

It is such a nice year. nice and even and on a leap year. You get to enjoy the beginning of smartphones and more advanced technology. Video games start get realistic and beyond Tetris, but you also get to live through most of your childhood years without facing the pandemic. You might be the one of the people to explore space. It is great year to be born.

2008 was the year The Dark Knight, one of the best movie in history to be made, We also had superhero movie based off of obscure DC Comics characters. An we had actually fun and iconic video games, were as people born in 2007 have no actual games.

I think it is a really good year compared to 2007 because that was where there was a huge spike in births while 2008 is more unique. In my personal opinion, the 2007-2008 bond is unbreakable we're the best paired together.

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