Best Years to Be Born

The Top Ten
1 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.

Perfect for economic advantages.
Careers expanding.

2 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!

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

Good stuff in 1989

3 2000

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.

I think that it's a nice time to be born in. I mean, we don't know the life without technology and computers, we are the generation that has had everything since the start- nice clothes, T.V., computers, all the gadgets. Anyway, 2000's wasn't so technological and computerised as 2010's and we could still esxperience a normal careless childhood+ 2000's was so a good era, I mean the time when on the top were JLO, Britney Spears, Rihanna and even Madonna. In 2010's we have had the sims 3, all the good computer games, consoles, kinect, T.V. series like The vampire diaries…

The last year of the 20th century, and the first year of the 2000s. The year 2000 is just aesthetic to look at.

2000 was objectively the best year in the 2000s. No war on terror, no global recession, no major disasters, etc. 2000 was an epilogue of the 90s before the chaos of 2001 painted the decade in a darker tone.

2000 borns are able to remember life before the prevalence of phones and ipads. They graduated high school 2 years before the pandemic and had a normal freshman year of college.

To the person in the 2000s comments that said not to be mean to anyone who was born after 2000 because they may live to see the year 3000... I don't think we're gonna be able to medically evolve enough to make someone live to be a 1000 years old unless we get some super soldier serum, a Steve Rogers, and some arctic ice.

4 1875

It's a old time

5 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.

6 1933
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 ...more

I was born in 2002 and have twin older sisters from 1998. We watched shows like Recess, Drake and Josh, Hannah Montana, etc. and had great music too. We played board games like Sorry! and the Game of Life. We have had great music and know how to use technology to access whatever we want. Overall, we have had the last great culture before the internet completely destroyed the minds of the 2006+ generation.

The year I was born in, people born in 2002 is in the class of 2020, or 2021. I feel like it's the last year that kids were born in that can say they grew up in the 2000's. Also grown up with things like Xbox original, Xbox 360 and flip phones.

A good year to be born, probably one of the last good years to be born in. You still get a 90's influence, especially if you have older siblings.

8 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.

The oldest I'd go

9 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 :)

I was born in this year and I'm 14 now. There is a definite contrast from the people born in 2005. I was born in January so have the best part of the year. In 15-20 years, 2004 will be up in the top 5

10 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.

The Contenders
11 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 ...more

May 1 2003. Definitely the last year of early 2000s and we are hybrids. Our earliest memories are probably in 2006 and we grew up with Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney Channel in its prime with shows like Icarly, Rugrats all grown up, rocket power, drake and josh, jimmy neutron, that's so raven, Hannah Montana, Kim possible, original Teen Titans, courage the cowardly dog, and ed edd n eddy. Watched movies like Madagascar, toy story, shrek, ice age, Finding Nemo, shark tale, and all the Disney original movies. We experienced life without social media and phones. We spent half of our time outside playing and and half watching TV and playing games like on the wii, ps2, ps3, Xbox 360, PSP, game cube, Nintendo Ds, Dsi. And if you had older siblings like me who had a brother born in 1997, you pretty much had every game system from the 2000s and watched all the good shows and movies and would always have someone to play with outside.
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Even this year is awful, I wish I could be born in early 20th century.

This is my birthyear, currently 11th grade in 2020. It's been so hard with a lot of assignments.

12 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.

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

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?

Better than most years, there were lots of shows and things to do at the same time and we weren't influenced by technology too much.

Because it's an even year and it's just late enough to still relate to the 2000's trends and your old enough to look down on the little ones.

13 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.

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

This was the year I was born!

I've born in November 22nd, 2007.

2007 is when all of the Disney princess movies started coming our left and right, and we actually have commen sense unlike the people born in 2008

14 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.

A lot of good gaming platforms came out that year. I was also born that year.

The very last year someone could be born with common sense.

15 1999

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!

Last year of the 20th century. Anyone born in this year would be alive through 2 different millenniums and possibly 3 centuries if they live to 101. Not many people can say that.

1999 SQUAD

Last year of the century enough said.

16 1998

I was born in 1998. We graduated in 2016 before Trump was elected as president. So many other reasons why this is the best year. Also, as of 2020, we are turning 22!

1998 is the best year, not too close to the 2000s (Unlike 1999) so early 90s born, can't say we aren't 90s baby!

I was born in 1998, it was the best year for pop culture & we got to vote in the 2016 presidential election

Year I was born

17 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

18 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.

Honestly, 2016 is one of the most terrible years to be born. Donald Trump became president and many young children under the age of 3 didn't get affordable health care.

19 1996

Best year of the 90s

It's just cool.

20 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.

The best year is 2008. India and the USA was booming thanks to new products being prepared for the next year and things being sold being created years back. I don't know why it is this low on the list.

21 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.

22 1994

This is the year because rap was going crazy.

Peace and love worldwide!

23 1969

I was born in 1969. In my opinion the best year to be born. I got to grow up with kiss in the 70s collect magazines of rock bands and record albums of rock bands. My teens were the mid-80s. In my early twenties were the early nineties! which in my opinion is the best ERA for music and so much more. We were not inundated with music social media and everything else that is now inundating our world and lives

Very cool year to be born, not only because of the last two numbers (69) but people born this time had a great teenage years in 80's just when Madonna was on the top, they were experienced but still young in 00's, my favourite decade. 2010's suck so much

The year when Jennifer Lopez and Anniston; Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey amd Jay-Z and Ketha Zeta Jons were born. The hottest women ever existed. They were teenage girls in 80'S, 20 year old women in 90's and hot 30 year old girls in 2000's. The best years! My mum was born this year + this number 69

24 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...

25 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

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