Worst Things That Happened In 2016


The Top Ten

1 Bastille Day Terrorist Attack In Nice, France

I honesty don't like Kim Kardashian but she didn't deserved to be in that situation at all.

A terrorist drove a truck into people, killing 84, in France, in Bastille Day.

One more victim died later on, putting the death toll to 85

Guys, the deaths of celebrities are sad but they have no reason to be higher than actual terrorist attacks. - HiBye

2 Shooting in Orlando, Florida

In about a second, somebody in the US will start shooting up a public place. It's probably happening now. - FrozenHatingPokefan

May the people who died rest in piece. :'( - 906389

You guys think that Donald Trump winning and Harambe was worse than SHOOTINGS? - DCfnaf

The deadliest shooting in our country, that's so sad.

3 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Don't blame Donald Trump for winning; blame Hillary Clinton.

It's obvious that Donald Trump should have never even gotten close to being a potential candidate for the presidency, but to be honest Hillary was the worst choice. We all know she's a pretty horrible person who is willing to do anything for power and the spotlight. So lets be honest with ourselves, would we want a semi-honest semi-idiot in power, or a lying politician who is manipulating the system to her own advantage?

It was obvious through her leaked e-mails, media activity and through her campaign that she was doing everything in her power in order to win. She rigged the primaries so that the Republicans would choose the worst possible candidate, had every major television channel and social media site talk down on Donald Trump, covered up her illness, and focused her entire campaign around talking down Trump.

With all this mind its obvious why America voted for Trump and not Hillary. People are ...more - Fortifier

A guy who can't even control his hair has been given control of the nuclear codes.

This election has the potential of being one of the most tragic events in the history of this country. For me it has nothing to with economic policies, diplomacy or any of the stated job duties for the President. It has to do with the fact that we have told our children that it is ok to be a bully, a racist, a sexist and liar. We have elected an individual who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This is, for me, the great tragedy.

Do you always have to play the "child" card to advance your agenda? And what's worse: possibly being whatever-ist, or possibly being a criminal who took so many lives because of their crooked schemes and having the police be wrapped around their finger? - Lmrpirate

"Peace loving" liberals started throwing molotovs at people because they didn't get their way

4 Harambe Killed In Cincinnati Zoo Harambe Killed In Cincinnati Zoo

Harambe didn't even hurt the boy. He just checked on him. Hell, the boy wouldn't even have fell in if his mother had done a better job with him.

He was trying to keep the child away from the screaming adults and neglectful parent that just dropped her kid into a gorilla enclosure

... Why. WHY you killed that innocent thing! You monster

This is so dumb. Stop with Harambe. A gorilla getting shot is nowhere near as bad as a massacre in Florida. - DCfnaf

5 Disney Gator Attack

This is really helpful I am writing a paper for school about this. and I am so sorry that this happened I send my condolences.

There were a lot of bad stuff that happened in 2016 but my cousin dying was the worst, no lie, the little boy was my cousin.

There was a father, a mother and a 2 year old. They were in the disney castle in the lake. One gator took the 2 year old and KILLED him. Same thing with the dad but with a different gator. The mother was crying. This is why I don't want to go to disney land again.-KyokoKuchisakeSuccubi

I just hate it when things like this happen.

6 Death of Carrie Fisher

She was Leia from Star Wars. 2016 is the worst enemy. This may be worse than David Bowie's death.

Two-and-a-half months my junior, I have had a fondness fir her for many years. Debbie's death I understand. Carrie's death makes no sense whatsoever. For the first time in decades I shed tears of er the passing of a celebrity. There may be more to come...

She played one of the greatest female roles ever. Her life was tragic, her death was worst. But her legacy lives on in the greatest movie series of all time.

She was an icon and will never be forgotten.

7 Death of David Bowie

He was a great musician, it's a major example of good people dying and bad people living on, his music was amazing and unforgettable, now we can't listen to good music anymore because good singers are being replaced by bad people like Justin Bieber when they die.

They kept Bieber and took away bowie my girlfriend is still sad about it - princepretty

I think this is the worst thing that happened

This item, should DIE, how was a death of one bad singer worse then an ISIS attack! - Nateawesomeness

If he is a bad singer, than why the hell is he one of the most well know singers of all time?! - 906389

8 Donald Trump Elected U.S. President

At least he not letting Muslims in usa like justin truedal is in canada

Really? I mean, he has said some inappropriate things I don't approve of. Donald Trump being a racist misogynist is just a lie told by the media used to manipulate ignorant people and innocents. - FluffyBanana

I hate him and that's all there is to it.

Disgusting Human Being! A Pivotal moment in how that world now see the United States. They think we have lost our minds. 48% of the US did!

9 Death of Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman was Snape in the Harry Potter movies!

It Should Have Been Annoying Orange

He died shortly after David BOWIE'S death

Alan Rickman was an amazing actor and life without Severus Snape is not life.

10 Death of Christina Grimmie

We lost an important singer, all because some guy shot her.

We lost an amazing singer and person all because some man was upset he couldn't have her all to himself and most of America just completely ignored her death even happened

Her death was something that could've been avoided and it just shows how mucked up America's system is.

She was so young, and this could've been avoided by stricter gun laws.


The Newcomers

? Lots of people lost their jobs in 2016

The Contenders

11 Orlando Shooting

I cried for like an hour, how dare they killed all of those innocent people, this just proves America and the whole world are going down hill, everyone needs to get it together!

This is already on the list.

The worst mass shooting in recent US history.

Uh, although I used to live in Florida, take this off because it's already on the list. - AlphaQ

12 Dallas Police Shooting

I know that we've recently been seeing a lot of cases involving crooked cops abusing their power, but we need to remember that not all police officers are bad. The noble, fair police officers keep our communities safe. Our cities would be much worse off without a police department to protect law-abiding citizens from murderers, rapists, pedophiles, and other dangerous criminals. Those Dallas police officers didn't deserve to be shot. They had nothing to do with the recent shootings of African-American males. They were just doing their jobs. People, please stop acting like all police officers are evil! It's as foolish as believing that all Muslims are terrorists! It's the bad cops that deserve to be hated, not all cops in general.

Annoying Orange Caused This Because He Thinks Violence is Funny.

This event was chaos we just been through the Orlando shooting than this than after few days the attack in nice was going to start 2016 nice attack

This should be in the top 3 the event was caught on tape Orlando nightclub shooting was the deadliest terrorist attack since the September 11 attacks while the 2016 shooting of dallas police officers was the deadliest day for lawinfocement since the September 11 attacks

13 The Bombing In Brussels, Belgium

I was there when that happened. But the hotel we stayed was far away from the bombings. While we walked down the streets, some teens decided to prank the people in the streets that there was a terrorist there. But luckily they were arrested. I'm also glad we were far away from the bombing.

I feel so bad for the victims and words cannot describe how much my heart goes out to those families. I hope that terrorism ends and the leader of ISIS dies (that leader, whoever it is, deserves it). - Anonymousxcxc

This killed more than the Dallas shooting

What a present for me. It was in my birthday. Screw you, 2016!

14 2016 Istanbul Airport Attack

We lost 36 people because of a bombing.

I was just there in 2015. I can't believe this happened

This was worse than the Dallas shooting

This should be in the top 5

15 Hurricane Matthew

So sad. It was really powerful. I feel so bad for those people.

Category 4 hurricane that hit the Caribbean, Haiti and caused major flooding.
Killed up to 900 people, 877 in Haiti, and 19 in the US so far.

Stupid haiti

Devastating storm hit east coast of U.S flooding Rip everyone who died

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16 New Ebola Cases In Africa

One day it is declared that de decease has finished, the next there is a new case - Martinglez

Something needs to be done. We need to be more careful when working with sick people.

That was 2014. - anonygirl

I have ebola

17 Death of Prince

Give us back Prince, David Bowie, and Michael Jackson. We'll give you the Kardashians, Justin Beiber, and Donald Trump.

Bring back Stephen Hawking and Elvis Presley. We give you One Direction and Hillary Clinton. - TeamRocket747

He was a great musician, his music was classic.

Why Prince and not the bad singers?

Why Prince and Not Nicki Minaj?!

18 Fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

This was a sad fire in 2016, I remember when people came to grande prairie alberta because of the fire, and grande prairie public school District accepted students that were evacuated

This was a bad fire, I remember it destroyed lots of stuff in fort mcmurry alberta, they probably still rebuilding, it was also terrifying for people, I remember hearing about the fire a lot when it happend

This was bad it burned down houses and the fire burned from may 1,2016 to August 2,2017

So many people lost their homes in that fire. I live a couple hours south of it and it was so big I could see the smoke.

19 Gatlinburg North Carolina Wildfire

Quite sad. I never thought something like this would happen in my state. I give my thanks to the people of North Carolina who worked hard over the Thanksgiving holiday to contain the wildfires. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

It sucks a lot because my family lost our rental cottage there

2 teenagers decide to play around with fire for the fun of it. What is the result? The burning of thousands of building in Gatlinburg and Piegon Forge.

All the good resorts including the westgate there burned down and it was so terrible. That's where I vacation to every year and it's all gone because some crazy person did this. - AggressiveBlaze

I want to punish those guys to no end for what they did to one of the most beautiful places I've been. - railfan99

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20 United States Stock Market Declined

Heh bush did 911

21 Bionicle ended again
22 Zika Virus Outbreak

I feel so sorry for all those poor people. - Catacorn

Zika was one of the deadliest viruses at the time and could even live in sperm making it an STD also so it could travel in basically any form and also affects unborn children.

23 December 10 Istanbul Turkey Bombings

Important and innocent lives were taken.

24 Germany Train Stabbing

A 17 year old stabbed dozens of people on a train in Germany, Terror never ends.

At least the kid got shot and hopefully none of the victims die along with that freak - wariolady

25 Uri Terror Attack

Add it

26 Death of Debbie Reynolds

This needs to be so much higher, she was more than just carries mom

27 Karrada Bombing
28 DisneyAnime1234 Got Killed in a Car Crash

That's not right

29 Armed Militia Took Control of a US Government Building in Oregon
30 Death of Muhammad Ali

Better than superman,

This should definitely be on top 10

He was the black superman

Why is he not at the top

31 September 2016 Kabul Attacks
32 Kanye West Plans to Record David Bowie

Yo Kanye, Imma Let You Finish, But You Will NOT Record David Bowie!

This was just a rumor. - Billyv

What's so bad about this? Many people cover him! - ProPanda

Oh, Imma Going to Finish Him!

33 Ending of Gravity Falls

Since I don't have an account, it's a shame I have to vote this just to comment. Its just a T.V. show. Even if spongebob got canceled, I don't think it would be the worst thing to happen. Somebody should remove this from the list because there's no way a kids cartoon getting canceled is more serious from someone DYING from a heart attack.

OH MY GOD. It's just a show. Get over it. Gravity Falls is a great cartoon and all, but hey, does it getting cancelled really belong on a list of the worst things that happened in 2016? Especially since a majority of the list focuses on fatal incidents. Try focusing on actual serious events that happened in 2016 such as the Orlando shooting rather than whining about your favorite show ending. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Stop pity voting this event! We can't do anything about it anymore

This is the best show on the planet you uncultured swines

34 Celebrity Deaths

This is One Of The Worst!
Pretty much the top along with terrorist attacks

35 Church Shooting in Egypt

It's already on the list, click the next numbers.

36 Britain left the EU

As the son of immigrants and a resident of London since birth, I find Brexit to be something motivated by racism, hate and laziness and it really annoys me because it proves that despite London being extremely multi-cultured, there's a lot of parts in the UK which have not been exposed with various different cultures or races and they don't even have the knowledge to understand how important it is for us to know about different people from different backgrounds.

By the way, the idiots who claim that immigrants are "stealing" their jobs and education need to STFU. Your laziness is what caused you to complain about the state of things and you've only succeeded in just demoralizing us.

And lastly, our newest MP Theresa May could really screw over the UK's education and our reputation, which really worries me :/... - CrimsonShark

When a bunch of shell suit wearing southern bigots can force a government into leaving the largest trading zone on the planet because they don't like immigrants taking jobs they've never bothered trying to get, you know you're screwed.

Both and the left and the right agreed, leaving the EU would be bloody stupid. So how did Nigel "without a single bullet being fired" Farage, Boris "Bloody stupid" Johnson and Michael "Worst education Secretary ever" Gove manage to sway 51% of British voters? Lies. No exaggeration.

The EU wont go well without the UK - Chromium

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37 Carrie Fisher Suffers Heart Attack

She's the Princess Leia actress, and she's gonna be the next to die, of a heart attack.

RIP Princess Leia, you were the best movie Princess. May the force be with you. - Catacorn

I can't even comment this without tearing up. - EastZombie

She had a hard life, struggling with drugs and alcohol and her manic de - Cry_For_Carrie_Fisher

38 Fort Myers Shooting

This just happened recently, 2 people were shot, at a nightclub, in Fort Myers Florida, second after Orlando.

39 ISIS Attack in Jakarta, Indonesia
40 Death of George Michael

We lost so many people this year, hopefully 2017 will be better. - EastZombie


41 Shooting in Baton Rouge

Caused By Henry Danger

3 officers were killed when shot.

42 New Trolls On TheTopTens

This ALWAYS happens EVERY Year, GET OVER IT!

43 Flooding in Louisiana


44 Italy Earthquake

I can't believe this just happened.

45 Fred from YouTube Still Making Videos

It seems this part of the list expired, his last Fred video was on Valentine's Day, and everything after that was just reaction videos of Fred, Fred is officially dead.

I saw his last video months ago, After seeing Lucas's later videos, I noticed he did the Fred voice in parts of a few, he kinda still got it, but not what you'll think I'm saying it.

Fred killed himself. Lucas took over his place, and his videos are even crappier than Fred's.

At least we have Lucas - ygj

46 The Powerpuff Girls 2016 Reboot

Oh my god. IT'S JUST A CARTOON. There are way worse events that are below THIS. I'm disappointed in humanity. - Jasmine21064

The old Powerpuff Girls was much better. - HyenaLover

I kind of like this reboot

Let's not even go here. Let's just hope the Ducktales reboot will turn out better than this crap.

47 The Coup in Turkey (15th of July)

FETO (Fetullah Terror Organization) made a coup against Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan but it was repelled quickly but Turkey was shook up pretty badly and there were a lot of Martyrs. - Aguythatpeopleignores

48 Istanbul Nightclub Shooting

Such a horrible day... 39 people killed while drunk and having fun.. No words

39 life end in the beginning of the year.

What a great start for 2017

49 SpongeBob winning the KCA.

How's that bad? - ConorDooley

50 The Cubs Winning the World Series

I'm a cubs fan, what's so bad about this?

It took 108 years for them to win a world series title! - creed99

Worst thing about 2016!


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