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.

This is the worst day. On this day every year, I cry and remember everyone who fell.

Worst day ever in American history wasn’t alive yet(born 2 years after) but I️ have seen videos and have heard many stories that ruin my day because of how sad and depressing they are

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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


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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


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4 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

5 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

People are saying that Michael Jackson death wasn't that important? Don't you realize that thousands of people suicides after his death, That he also saved thousands of sick childrens with his foundations like the ''Heal The World Foundation''. That he gave hope to MILLIONS of people with his songs, That he helped MILLIONS of Africans and changed things in Africa with one of the most inspirational song of the 80s that his ''Man In The Mirror''. Check the facts, this men probably had self-issues like everybody in the world, but he was and still is a hero even after his death.

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6 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

7 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

Worst War ever - Gametheorysucks

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8 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

9 August 31, 2001 - Last TV Appearance of Fred Rogers.

Also The 4th Anniversary of Princess Diana's Death

10 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

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The Contenders

11 February 27th, 2003 - Fred Rogers dies

R.I.P Fred Rogers - Eraser

12 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.

Well said, it's just the fact some people will have a hard time adjusting to it. - htoutlaws2012

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

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

That is not a bad thing unless for some weird reason, you dislike the LGBTQ community. - Pegasister12

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13 July 11, 2015 - Satoru Iwata passed away

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

14 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.

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

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

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

I know they’re both fantastic shows but should be no where near the top 1000 - PeeledBanana

16 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

17 November 13, 2015 - Paris Attacks
18 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

19 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.

So this is worse than attack on pearl harbor. - TeamRocket747

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20 March 23th, 2012 - Doc McStuffins Premiers

Worst show in history

Again, grow up - Eraser

LOL - Maddox121

Grow up - PeeledBanana

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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
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