Top 10 Most Shocking Moments in 2020

It's the new decade and it's been really shocking. There have been a lot of crazy crazy things happening. The list details the most shocking moments and it will only continue to grow.

The Top Ten Most Shocking Moments in 2020

1 The Rise of the Australian Bushfires

Yes I have already added this to the list of worst events of 2019 I just want to add that even the heat wave that is partly responsible was also made more likely by global warming. After the fires it will no doubt take many years for Australia to recover. - Powell

Australia's been on fire in the worst time this year & started last year. more than 1 billion animals & 34 people died. At least 2,779 homes & Thousands of more buildings were destroyed & it was all proven that heatwaves from a combination of summer season & man made global warming did contribute, though false posts stated most of the bushfires were manmade, from arson. Yet it's truly horrible what we've done to the world, all affecting what's a beautiful country. It's a horrible day for Australia & the world. - SamanthaRosie

I’ve seen pictures of the smoke, the fire, and it’s so bad the smoke went all the way to South America. Prayers to Australia. - junk

What's even worse is now the smoke is all over the world. Australia's doomed. - SamanthaRosie

I hope the fires stop soon. At this point, it'll take a miracle. - RogerMcBaloney

2 Death of Qasem Soleimani

Ironically, the killing of this major terrorist has caused American leftists to side with Iran, and against the United States.

In Baghdad, Iraq, The U.S. fired missiles toward its top evil general Qasem Soleimani, ultimately killing him & making america safer. Good riddance to him. - SamanthaRosie

This strengthened tensions between Iran and the USA. - junk

Thank god he’s dead. - Userguy44

3 Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 Plane Crash in Iran

Not an accidental crash. Now revealed that it was shot down by Iran with a surface to air missile. Nice bunch of guys.

A YouTuber I used to watch died on the plane. On Saturday, Iran admitted responsibility of shooting down the plane. RIP all 176 people. - junk

A Boeing 737 plane from the Ukraine crashed in Iran. It was originally stated to be due to technical difficulties & that the pilot was trying to hurry to the airport, though it was revealed to be shot down by Iran with a missile. An air strike. All 176 people are dead including Maxie, a FNAF YouTuber with 188k subscribers who was on the rise. R.I.P. to everyone there including Maxie. - SamanthaRosie

4 Puerto Rico Earthquake

On January 7th, an earthquake hit Puerto Rico, waking everyone up & knocking out its power grid. It went through it's biggest electrical blackout since Hurricane Maria in 2017 & it took place after a series of tremors including 1 measuring 5.8 that destroyed a natural arch at Punta Ventana in Guayanilla. The magnitude was originally reported to be 6.6, but then downgraded to 6.5 & now is reported 6.4. It literally shocked Puerto Rico & was a wakeup call for the whole island. 1 person so far has died & 8 are wounded, many of those wounded have heart attacks & everyone there lost sleep for days following the earthquake. Yet many structures including at least 800 homes were damaged. This was the most shocking natural event for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. - SamanthaRosie

Why does Puerto Rico, recovering from a hurricane in 2018, have to deal with a earthquake? - junk

5 Qasem Soleimani's Plans to Target America

The general of Iraq, Qasem Soleimani, planned to target America & kill innocent lives there, therefore causing trouble there & showed us hate's still going on in the world & this declared a battle that ultimately led to his death via airstrikes in Iraq. - SamanthaRosie

6 Baghdad, Iraq Airstrikes

Killed Qasem Soleimani of Iran and another general from Iraq. - junk

Baghdad was airstruck & dozens were killed including its top general Qasem Soleimani, who wanted to kill Americans - SamanthaRosie

Why is the same item on here THREE TIMES IN A ROW - NuMetalManiak

7 Coronavirus Outbreak

A virus from China outbroke to the rest o the world. It's similar to pneumonia but is viral & spreads. So far over 4,500 people have died. So far it's the deadliest thing happening for people in 2020. Heck even China decided to ban group means from their place in the wake. - SamanthaRosie

8 Jakarta Flooding

Torrential rainfall hit Jakarta causing flooding that damaged buildings & caused landslides, along with the deaths of 53 people. Hard to believe rain brought danger. R.I.P. to all those people. - SamanthaRosie

9 Death of Kobe Bryant

Why isn't this higher? There's been NOTHING like this this year! We lost one of the greatest people in HISTORY! I've never been able to talk ALL DAY before I wrote this! RIP Kobe Bryant! (1978-2020)!

The greatest member of the Lakers & one of the greatest basketball players of all time, was killed in a helicopter crash. Not even in the end of January. This has been the worst year for basketball in ages & a death like no other in YEARS or for sports in a LIFETIME. R.I.P. Kobe Bryant. - SamanthaRosie

Not just Kobe but R.I.P to all the victims including his 13 year old daughter Gianna. Very sad day for all - Randomator

Why is this below Neil Peart? This man was an ABSOLUTE LEGEND! R.I.P. Kobe Bryant.

10 Orange County FL Club Shooting

Why do their have to be so many shootings now? - junk

The 1st shooting of 2020. 2 were killed in a club in Orange County, Florida. A horrible example of human cruelty. - SamanthaRosie

The Newcomers

? Death of Joe Coulombe

The founder of Trader Joe’s, a chain market that helped revolutionize shopping & drinks, passed away at 89. He had a long-standing illness. Never forget. R.I.P. Joe 1931-2020. - SamanthaRosie

The Contenders

11 Taal Volcano Eruption

On January 12th, the Taal volcano of White Island underwent an eruption, sending ash a whopping 9 miles in the sky, forcing thousands from their homes & grounding 500 flights, totaling 125,000 evacuations. 505,000 people were affected, 4 people died & 1 went missing. Many feared it would erupt more violently & possibly bury cities like Manila. So far Crater Lake was destroyed by the eruption. Volcanic activity decreased mid February, but never forget all of this. R.I.P. to the 4 who were touring. - SamanthaRosie

12 Southwest Houston TX Apartment Shooting

1 dead at a shooting in Southwest Houston in Texas. - SamanthaRosie

See? Another shooting. Another decrease of hope the 2020s will be good. - junk

13 January 6.8 Magnitude Turkey Earthquake

An earthquake 6.8 in magnitude struck Turkey, damaging many buildings & killing 41 people & wounding 1,607. FAR deadlier than the one in Puerto Rico. A truly devastating time for Turkey in 2020. - SamanthaRosie

14 Indiana Subway Shooting

A shooting took place at a Subway restaurant in Indiana, leaving 1 man in critical condition. - SamanthaRosie

Like, shootings are terrible. Why do we need to have 3 in early 2020? - junk

15 Death of Neil Peart

I haven't listened to much Rush(Probably only know 3 or 4 songs by them) but they were still cool from the little I've heard. RIP Neil. - DarkBoi-X

The king of drumming, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll drummer, lyricist & member of the band Rush passed away at 67 after a 3.5 year battle with brain cancer. R.I.P. Neil Peart. - SamanthaRosie

16 Death of Rocky Johnson

Longtime legendary pro wrestler & father of Dwayne Johnson passed away at 75. He had a heart attack from a blood clot to the leg. A truly horrible day for WWE wrestling, any kind of wrestling & especially Dwayne Johnson. He helped Dwayne take the steps into becoming a champion at wrestling. Poor Dwayne is suffering so badly from this loss. R.I.P. Rocky. - SamanthaRosie

WHAT - junk

Rocky Johnson, the father of Dwayne Johnson. He passed away on January 15th at 75. - SamanthaRosie

17 Death of Kirk Douglas

Died at 103 years old.

18 Death of Christopher Beeny

Sitcom actor Christopher Beeny who was in Upstairs, Downstairs, In Loving Memory (literally) & Last of the Summer Wine, passed away at 78. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

19 Tarragona Chemical Factory Explosion

1 death & 6 injuries in a chemical factory explosion in Tarragona, Spain.

3 dead & 6 hurt in a chemical factory explosion in Tarragona, Spain. Tragic. - SamanthaRosie

20 Jamaica Earthquake

An earthquake hit Jamaica measuring 7.7! Yet it was reportedly felt in southern Florida too. - SamanthaRosie

21 Death of Fred Silverman
22 Death of Mr. Peanut

Me. Peanut, the famous mascot on television, sacrificed himself after 104 years. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

23 Kansas City Chiefs win 2020 Super Bowl LIV

Hooray! Long Football Drought for Kansas City is over!

Oh god for me. I'm a Raider fan I really hate the Chiefs.

Now that I think about it though Andy Reid Deserves it. - TheAwesomeDude54

24 Mr. Peanut’s Revival
25 Thailand Mall Shooting

There was a shooting at a mall in Thailand that killed 29 & injured 58 The killer was a soldier. It’s so far the deadliest gun shooting in 2020 & the deadliest single man made incident this year after the Ukrainian plane attack in Iran that killed 176. A truly shocking moment for Thailand in 2020. - SamanthaRosie

26 Death of Raphaël Coleman

This was completely out of the blue. Raphael Coleman a.k.a. Iggy Fox who played Eric Brown on Nanny McPhee & was also a climate change activist who spread awareness about improving our climate suddenly passed away after collapsing while jogging. He had no known health conditions to date. This was the most shocking after Kobe & Gigi Bryant’s death in January 26th. He was 25 & passed away on February 7th. R.I.P. Raphaël Coleman 1994-2020. - SamanthaRosie

27 Death of Edd Byrnes

A legendary actor known for playing Kookie in his teen years (making him one of the greatest teen T.V. stars of all time) & Vince Fontaine in Grease passed away from natural causes due to a medical condition at 87. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

28 Death of Harry Hains
29 Death of Silvio Horta

The creator of Ugly Betty committed suicide at 45. - SamanthaRosie

30 Death of David Stern

Former NBA commissioner has died!

RIP David Stern (1942-2019)

31 New England Patriots eliminated from 2020 NFL playoffs

Hooray! A good shocking thing happened in NFL history!

32 Death of Chilli M
33 Death of Ahmed Ali
34 Death of M. Chidananda Murthy
35 Death of Hilarion Vendégou
36 Jeffree Star & Nathan Schwandt Broke Up

The news shocked YouTube & fans when Jeffree Star announced he & Nathan Schwandt broke up after 5 years together. This came out of nowhere & rumors circulated just DAYS earlier & in fact came true. This was like the biggest breakup for YouTube creators after Jaclyn & Jon Hill (who were together for 8 4/5 years). Jeffree & Nate had fun together for 5 years until the split. - SamanthaRosie

37 Death of Josue Juarez

9 month old Josue Juarez was beaten to death by a man in Chicago. What a horrible day & year for her mom. He’s the youngest to die this year. R.I.P. Josue Juarez. - SamanthaRosie

38 Iran strikes American bases in Iraq

Iran struck 2 American bases in Iraq in response to the death of their top general.
It even happened on my 13th birthday. - junk

39 Death of Christopher Tolkien

Longtime son of J.R.R. Tolkien (known for LOTR - Lord of the Rings) passed away at 95. He was so great at helping him with his remarkable work. Never forget. R.I.P. 1925-2020. - SamanthaRosie

40 Death of Samantha Jaelle

YouTuber Samantha Jaelle passed away from brain cancer just 10 DAYS before her birthday, heading for 50. She had 22,200 subscribers. R.I.P. - SamanthaRosie

41 Death of Nadila
42 Sakurai Ends the Fighters Pass with an Eighth Fire Emblem Character

Hyping us and getting us a character from not only a franchise that already has so many characters already, but also a game that was released just six months ago is the worst thing he's ever done. It's the most disliked Smash video on YouTube so far, and I can see why. But hey, at least Byleth isn't another Marth. AND we got a Cuphead costume

43 Death of Sultan Qaboos
44 Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston Reunited at the SAG Awards

Exes Brad Pitt & Jennifer Aniston decided to reunite together at the SAG awards, putting on a perfect night there. - SamanthaRosie

45 YouTube Terminated Calon Sarjana’s Channel

On January 22nd, YouTube just terminated Calon Sarjana’s channel due to multiple uses of copyright infringement. He had 13 MILLION subscribers, making it the most subscribed channel that ever got deleted. 😱 - SamanthaRosie

46 The Launch of Byte

Remember Vine? The 6 second looping video app? It was unfortunately shut down in 2017. When TikTok was launched, it was thought by some to be the next Vine, though this is the real deal. The creator of Vine basically brought it back with Byte, a new app with looping videos that are also 6 seconds. Yet it’s trending high on social media, thanks to it’s existence. A success. - SamanthaRosie

47 Nintendo releasing a trailer for Super Nintendo World with a Mario-Style song created by Galantis
48 Funimation Cancelled The English Dub For Interspecies Reviewers
49 Donald Trump gets Acquitted
50 Death of Orson Bean
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