Top Ten Worst Days


The Top Ten

1 September 11th, 2001 - 9/11 Attacks

I'm typing this on 9/11/15. This is a very sad day in American history, but is it really the worst day in world history? Absolutely not.

A little under 3,000 people died in 9/11, which sucks, but what about the events that started WWII, thus killing 6 million+ innocent Jewish people? What about natural disasters like the Japan tsunami (15,000+ dead), Haiti earthquake (100-316,000 deaths). Thumb me down all you want, but 9/11 just doesn't compare to those events. The reason it's #1 is because the majority of TheTopTens is American - ryanrimmel

I think people think it is because it was done by people, while the others were natural disasters. Even then, there's still the Hiroshima bombing. - djpenquin999

I hate terrorists so much! I can't believe they would do something as horrendous as crashing airplanes into buildings and killing thousands of innocent americans! Literally it should've only been terrorists and sick minded idiots such as Hitler and Bin Laden that died in the towers and not all those innocent human beings. Sure it may not be the worst moment in history, but it's definitely up there.

Even though there are events where more people died, this event was depressing and plain sad. People in WWII died fighting for their country, and they were aware that death might occur, and disasters will obviously cause deaths. However, this catastrophe was completely unexpected, and nobody knew it was coming, it was on television, and it's remembered every year, really living an imprint on people everywhere. - MaxAurelius

How can people make jokes about this? - Userguy44

V 27 Comments
2 September 3rd, 1939 - Britain and France Declare War on Germany

In dealing with Germany's invasion of Poland, instead of the Polish having to explain what happened in Danzig to the whole world, the British and French didn't care about the issue and proceeded to invading Germany because they didn't think anything reasonable about the Germans.

so many people died this day, so horrible, how can Michael Jackson's death be no 3? He was one person!

Killed more people then on 9/11. - booklover1

There was more people killed here than in 9/11 - B1ueNew

V 2 Comments
3 August 6th, 1945 - Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima


Why is the death of a drug addicted pop star is higher that this? This list is full of KIDS shows being aired and songs they don't like being released.

How is this lower than all of those stupid excuses? About 200000 People died this day instantly.

Sure, going after civilians is overkill, but it ended the war and was simply a warning shot, would you have preferred Tokyo? - FrozenHatingPokefan


V 6 Comments
4 September 1st, 1939 - WWII Starts With the German Invasion of Poland

With this date, WWII started. The worst war in the history of the world. Over 60 millions of people died. Both soldiers and innocent civilians. The world was devastated and Europe ended weak and exhausted, giving USA and Soviet Union possibility to take control of the states and that started another conflict - the Cold War. And the start of the worst war in history is lower than death of Michael Jackson?

So? The Polish were the first ones who caused atrocities on the German minority in Poland, more specifically Danzig. It's just natural for the Germans to invade Poland because of such actions.

Why is the death of drug addicted man above this - TeamRocket747

Why isn't this number 1? WW2 began in 9/1 - LeetHaterz

V 3 Comments
5 August 31st, 1997 - Princess Diana Dies

I thought I was sleeping for 20 years - Maddox121

I don't usually put celebrity deaths on my list, but SHE WAS THE FLIPPING PRINCESS OF ENGLAND! AND SOME DRUNK DRIVER MANAGED TO TAKE HER LIFE! - djpenquin999

No One Cares About Your Personal Lives!

Don't care about monrachy

6 June 25th, 2009 - Michael Jackson Dies

Really? You compare the death of a drug-addicted pop star (who had a terrible criminal history) to awful events such as school shootings, WWII events, and terrorist attacks. This is why American society is screwed. This list is full of KIDS shows being aired and songs they don't like being released.

1. If you don't like a kids show, it's probably because you aren't a kid. Grow up
2. A celebrity dies, it sucks, but is it as bad as thousands of civilians dying? No
3. Don't like a certain song that was released? Don't listen to it.

Before voting for one of those ridiculous items, ask yourself. Is this worse than thousands of innocent people being killed? If your answer is yes, shut off your internet, leave your country and live in Antarctica for the rest of your life.

Rant over - ryanrimmel

How is the voting of immature children a reflection on American society, esp when this site has international members & users? - Billyv

I love Michael Jackson as much as the next person, but why is this above the sinking of the Titanic, WWII, terrorist attacks, deadly shootings, etc. Basically, everyone cares more about the death of one pop star then the deaths of thousands of civilians.

Is it sad that I discovered who he was the day he died? Also this isn't as bad as some other stuff on here. - djpenquin999

It sucked that he died, but wars, 9/11 are way worse - LeetHaterz

V 6 Comments
7 April 20th, 1889 - Adolf Hitler Was Born

It should've been hitler and the nazis that were killed in the concentration camps and not the jews. If Hitler were here, I would stab him, strangle him to death, rip his skull open, and throw him into a pit of zombies where the pit will be nuked and Hitler and his remains will be gone forever!

Those Poor Jews Wouldn't Have Been Tortured and Killed if That Jerk Hitler Hadn't Been Born.

Well he didn't start taking over the world until he became leader of the Nazis. - 4rs3R4mm3r

They should've used a condom.

V 2 Comments
8 January 12th, 2010 - Haiti Earthquake

This is simply sad. Everyone who voted for "Baby Being Released", or "Barney/Dora Premiered" need to realize how sad the other dates are. Really? Why should we care if Iggy Azalea was born? Is it as bad as economic collapses and death?

Yeah please highee

9 April 15th, 1912 - Titanic Sinks

How is "Barney First Aired" higher than this?

wow... I can't believe that... how this gonna be happen...?

And Kim I'm sung is born - TeamRocket747

Also known as my birthday

10 December 7th, 1941 - Attack on Pearl Harbor

I can't believe "Dora First Aired" AND "Doc McStuffins Premiers are BOTH higher than this! At least nobody died when Dora and Doc McStuffins first aired. Almost 2/3 of the USS Arizona's crew were killed because of this attack! I can't believe this is how screwed up American Society is!

Lower than Dora airing? - 445956

Lower than some old nostalgiatard shows getting cancelled? , I'm starting to lose faith in this site - B1ueNew

The Newcomers

? November 27, 2018 - Stephen Hillenburg dies

He had ALS though, but he was the creator of SpongeBob on Nickelodeon. and he died so soon at 57.
The whole world of television is heartbroken.

The Contenders

11 June 26th, 2015 - Same Sex Marriages law passed

Apparently, this just proves that the boundaries of marriage has been redefined. Marriage is a privilege for couples of opposite sexes, and not a "right" which people would try to insist. And homosexuals can date as long as they want, nothing against that. They usually take things too far. We only need to decriminalize homosexuality, not give them extra rights.

That's fair, simply because I view it the same way. I feel as though they should be accepted as any other couple would be, but giving them extra rights just makes them more differentiated from everyone else again. - MasonOcker

Talk about a tragedy, Look people will never look this day the same ever again.

This brings more freedom. Nobody was died on that event - BorisRule

Even if you're religious, this day wasn't that horrible. No one died, and it supported Freedom of Religion. - djpenquin999

V 6 Comments
12 August 31, 2001 - Last TV Appearance of Fred Rogers.

Also The 4th Anniversary of Princess Diana's Death

13 March 11th, 2011 - 2011 Tohoku, Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

91? 91? NINETY ONE?
This is a huge tragedy. Worse than 9/11, and definitely worse than Justin Beiber being born, songs being released, or shows being released. And this is 91? Holy crap.

WHY DO PEOPLE THINK WHEN BARNEY AIRED IS THE WORST DAY? I get it some bad T.V. show but when it aired, it didn't cause any deaths! But this Japan earthquake caused a lot of deaths. This is the worst day! Well to Japanese people but still

Rly below Diana

:( Gladly I survived but people here in Japan is memorated always. - ArigatoKawaii

V 2 Comments
14 February 27th, 2003 - Fred Rogers dies

R.I.P Fred Rogers - Eraser

15 July 11, 2015 - Satoru Iwata passed away

This is what brought 2015 down from poor to abysmal for me. - WonkeyDude98

16 December 14th, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

DORA DORA is higher than this. - B1ueNew

Adam can suck my dick

17 June 8th, 2004 - Rugrats and Hey Arnold! Cancelled

They Were Cancelled to Make room for Crappy Shows Like Sanjay and Craig and Breadwinners.

Really? , people grow up, Shows can't go on forever, The Simpsons and Spongebob will have to end one day too, yeah it will be sad, but to put it higher than bombings and shootings, you nostalgiatards need to grow up - B1ueNew

I don't even think Rugrats is all that good.

Hey Arnold came back with a T.V. movie, and rugrats came back with a comic strip series. - ConorDooley

V 1 Comment
18 November 22nd, 1963 - Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

This should be much higher than 72. - Pony

Wow people have dumbass voting taste this is the 2nd most well known presidential assasination

19 November 13, 2015 - Paris Attacks
20 March 23th, 2012 - Doc McStuffins Premiers

Worst show in history

Again, grow up - Eraser

*facepalms*, soon people will get the emoji movie's release in the top 10 if people really get triggered enough to put kids shows in a list of tragic events - B1ueNew

Grow up

V 3 Comments
21 January 30, 1933 - Hindenburg Appoints Hitler Chancellor of Germany

This is where things really start to go downhill in terms of WWII - Randomator

22 October 29th, 1929 - Black Tuesday
23 April 20th, 1999 - Columbine High School Massacre

Kids shows airing are higher than this on the list... - B1ueNew

What a nice day this was! (Sarcasm lots of stuff I write is sarcasm)

24 April 26th, 1986 - Chernobyl Disaster (Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown)

How is this higher than some random kids show airing

Thank god this is higher than Minecraft being released. - InfinateSuperstorm

An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe.

The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties. It is one of only two classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale, the other being the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011.

The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. During the accident itself, 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers are still being investigated. - Metal_Treasure

25 June 6th, 1944 - Normandy Landings (D-Day)
26 January 18th, 2010 - Justin Bieber's "Baby" is Released

Look, I hate this song but really? This is above big bombs being dropped on homes and mass school shootings? This is just some stupid song being released. - PeeledBanana

Please, please, please do not remind me - PositronWildhawk

The worst song ever

I hate the song, but REALLY? - B1ueNew

V 11 Comments
27 June 15th, 2015 - Mewberty Aired

Oh, shut up about this already. - Puga

We all know who added this... - Turkeyasylum

What the heck is this from star vs the forces of evil or what

28 April 6th, 1992 - Barney First Aired

I laughed when I saw this

What a sad, sad day *sniff* WHY!?

Ugh, I hate that stupid dinosaur. He should be extinct along with the others.

Barney the snowman

V 6 Comments
29 August 28, 1889 Pompeii is completely destroyed

Why is this 100 this was sad

An happy birthday huh? - CerealGuy

This was my birthday

30 July 7th, 2005 - London Bombings

I remember this every single year. It's a shame that a lot of people have forgotten. - Britgirl

I was 4 when this happened and it was a proper big thing. - Cyclone97

U had to go on a train for a week? Unlucky

The worst day for us british people...
What was even worse is that we never saw it coming at all. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

31 December 8th, 1980 - John Lennon Dies

I sometimes wonder how different the world would be if he were still alive today... :(

32 April 15, 2013 - Boston Marathon Bombings

I knew someone at school who thought Boston was just the name of a band so he unwittingly said something offensive about the Boston bombing when it happened. It then turned into an argument with a mate of mine who was in the same taxi as this person, and the person who said the offensive words said "It won't stop me from singing More Than A Feeling" that was so messed up at the time. - Liam31idents

Probably saddest day in Boston history - Randomator

Why is Dora above this

33 April 5th, 1994 - Kurt Cobain died

When Kurt died, Grunge died


34 June 12, 2016 - Orlando Pulse Nightclub Massacre

Worst sandy hook

This was the worst mass shooting in our country.
How HORRIBLE someone was to do that.

Humans are so dumb and ignorant.

35 August 14th, 2000 - Dora First Aired

The day good little kids cartoons like Arthur finally met their match...

Lol it aired on my birthday

Not only did Dora premiere, but I lost my grandpa that day.

No words on this - B1ueNew

V 8 Comments
36 November 24th, 1991 - Freddie Mercury Dies

Why did you have to go? Freddie? Screw you AIDS - Mumbizz01

How is Barney ahead of this? - Pony

37 November 10th, 1969 - Sesame Street Airs

Wow, what makes this even worse is how people are adding baby shows, Not surprising judging by half of the site are Teenagers hating on baby shows and watching inappropriate shows for adults... - B1ueNew

Adding bad kids shows premiering over some horrible events is one thing, but whoever submitted the greatest kids show of all time airing to the list needs to see a doctor. - 445956

Stormy days sweeping the sun away. On my way for lightning to strike the power, so we don't have to watch a show called Sesame Street. Tell me how to flee Sesame Street! - Mariomaster63

Why is this even on here. Everyone grew up watching this show, even you trolls. - Drawbox

V 3 Comments
38 May 17th, 2009 - Minecraft Released

Really?! Why is this above Hurricane Katrina and the Columbine High School Massacre?! - InfinateSuperstorm

Really, your comparing a video game you don't like being released to horrible events such as terrosist attacks, natural disasters, etc. God I hate this list!

It's not that bad - BorisRule

Hate this game

39 November 26th, 2008 - 2008 Mumbai Attacks (26/11)

Terrorist attack in india - strifegust

40 May 3th 2016 - Fort McMurray, Canada Hell Fire
41 Friday the 13th - In General

Worst Day Ever. I Usually Have A Crappy Day At School, And Have A Lot Of Crap Happen.

REALLY? IN GENERAL? ITS JUST A DAY. GROW UP! Sorry for caps - TeamRocket747

I was almost born on Friday 13th, but instead I was born Apr. 12 2007 at 11:47 PM

42 August 01, 2010 - Hero Factory begins

Hero factory is a lego franchise, why is this on the list? , do people really get triggered over things meant for kids? - B1ueNew

43 December 18th, 1878 - Joseph Stalin Was Born
44 February 13th, 1945 - Dreseden Bombing
45 March 6th, 1987 - Harold of Free Enterprise Sinks
46 April 5th, 2010 - Adventure Time First Premiers

That's Just Your Opinion, Dora is The Worst Show in History

What Is This Show - Korny

How is this on the list? - LeetHaterz

Worst show in history

47 March 14th, 2011 - Rebecca Black's "Friday" is Released
48 February 4th, 2012 - How to Rock Premieres

I love that show

49 October 5th, 2011 - Steve Jobs Dies

The end of electronics. - nelsonerico6

50 December 14, 2012 - Sandyhook School Shooting

This was the worst December ever. My moms b-day is the 4th and X-Mas is the 25th. This falls in the MIDDLE. - NewYorkCityTopic

The second deadliest massacre by a single person in American history, just behind the Virginia Tech Massacre. - nelsonerico6

Third deadliest US shooting, only behind Virginia Tech and Orlando.

Relax! That only happened in Connecticut!

So don’t worry about that

V 2 Comments
PSearch List

Related Lists

Best Green Day Songs Top Ten Three Days Grace Songs Best Green Day Albums Best A Day to Remember Songs Top Ten Songs from Green Day's American Idiot

List Stats

600 votes
170 listings
9 years, 103 days old

Top Remixes (9)

1. August 31st, 1997 - Princess Diana Dies
2. August 31, 2001 - Last TV Appearance of Fred Rogers.
3. February 27th, 2003 - Fred Rogers dies
1. September 11th, 2001 - 9/11 Attacks
2. June 26th, 2015 - Same Sex Marriages law passed
3. September 3rd, 1939 - Britain and France Declare War on Germany
1. September 1st, 1939 - WWII Starts With the German Invasion of Poland
2. August 6th, 1945 - Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima
3. January 12th, 2010 - Haiti Earthquake

View All 9

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.