Worst Years In History

The Top Ten
1 1939

So 2016 was the world year ever because celebrities died and democracy took course? nonsense... 1939 signified the beginning of a brutal war that took millions of lives and led course to even more divisions, deaths and tortures in the long term aka a divided Berlin. If you can even compare 2016 to a year that spawned the genocide and mass murdering of millions of innocent men, women and children, you really need to grow up and maybe pick up a book rather than forming your opinion on the basis of a buzzfeed article

I do not understand why people think 2013 and 2014 are the worst years in history because music, movies, and video games sucked when there were years with World Wars that killed millions of people. In reality, 1939 and 1941 were the worst years in history because they involved the deaths of millions of people killed from violence, wars, and camps. I do not remember hearing about millions of people killed in World Wars or concentration camps in 2013 or 2014.

And also, I like songs like Happy, Blurred Lines, and Counting Stars. Years like 2013 or 2014 may have sucked pop culture wise (although I have found some songs from those years to be good), but 1939 and 1941 were indeed the worst with many innocent lives taken away from wars. - anonygirl

Do NOT compare 2013-2016 to WWII and the Great Depression. 1939 is when the second world war started while the world was already in economic dispair. Hitler was in power and he persecuted 6 million Jews in Europe until the war ended. And some of you think the 2010s are worse because of stupid things like music, politicians, celebrities, and/or movies you don't like. Grow the $&@% up!

For me: (I had trouble behaving as a kid)
2005: I was first born. I was an extremely loud and crazy baby that would constantly scream and cry!
2006: Like 2005, but somewhat better.
2007: Good year. I was well behaved and I was happy.
2008: I became miserable this year and my behavior started to get bad.
2009-2013: My behavior was out of control. I became even more miserable. I was happy a lot of times throughout these years though. Rough years.
2014: My behavior improved a lot and it was a good year overall.
2015: Not much special happened this year, but still good.
2016: Some cool stuff happened. Better than the previous year. This year had my best Halloween and Thanksgiving.
2017: Best year in my life so far. My behavior significantly improved, I graduated elementary school, and had a fun summer.
2018: Fun year where I did a lot of awesome things and I turned 13. What sucked about this year was that my Dad broke up with his girlfriend and my Uncle Tom ...more

2 1350

It's ridiculous that all these horrible years with almost everything terrible about them, plagues and death and wars and other bad things, are below 2020 and 2016. Okay, 2020 was when Covid got really bad. But still, worse than most of the other years on here? No, actually. If we had been alive for all these years, we would probably have 2020 in the low forties. But since we modern folks have been around for 2020, and it was not very enjoyable, 2nd place, here we come! And 2016? Okay, people. 2016 was actually one of the best years of all time. Life in the 21st century is the best of all time, because people live longer, happier, healthier, and safer. Oh, Zika and "youtube declining" is the reason 2016 deserves to be the THIRD WORST YEAR IN HISTORY. Here, let me put it into perspective for you. Zika has killed 20 people. The Bubonic plague killed 200 million people. Yessir, Zika is much worse, because 20 deaths is much worse than 200 000 000! For every death from zika, ten million ...more

December 30, 1999 - December 2007 was the golden ages
January 2008 - December 2012 was the silver era
The bronze era spawned throughout 2013, 2014, and 2015
And ever since 2016, we are living in the dark ages

I'm sorry but 2016? What are you guys smoking? In 2013 90% of the world had climbed out of extreme poverty and in 1350 99% of the world was and let's not forget to mention a little disease called the black plague killed 3/5 of europe by conservative estimates. Imagine 3 of every 5 friends and family members dying in the span of a couple years. That's as hellish as the world will ever get. 2016 give me a break.

How is this below 2016? In 1350, the Black Death peaked to its highest and wiped out tens of millions of people. How are the deaths of celebs and a US election worse than the the peak of the worst pandemic in history? In my personal opinion, 2016 was a better year than 1350, even though I didn't live in 1350.

3 1941

Pearl Harbor, killed millions of people, and and Adolf Hitler killed millions of Jews, being the year right in the middle of War II. Closer to a billion people were killed. Probably the most Deaths occurred in 1941 than any other year since 1865.

Pearl Harbor, the holocaust begins, America is forced to join the allies, the nazis at their worst, yeah, this year is TOTALLY NOTHING compared to yeart that are actually good like 2016, 2014, and 2013 because bad music and celebrities dying is much worse than racist genocides and war.

Despite 1939 (the start of the Phony War) currently ranking #1, 1941 marks the beginning of the Jew Genocide, with the nazis ordering children shot, rapidly escalating executions and using Zyklon B for the first time.

Pearl Harbour happened too, which led America to join on both fronts, and Operation Barbarossa got the USSR into the Allies' side until the nazis were gone. This was a year when most of continental Europe was in the hand of fascists and/or literal nazis.

This year reminds us why we must vigorously oppose those who sow hatred and division, for the good of all Humankind!

Is this a horrible joke? World War ll is number 6 due to terrible pop music and celebrities? God, people have no idea how fortunate mordern day people are! I don't care if kids nowadays are reckoned as immature and selfish, I'm not in a camp! Vote this up, because 2014 doesn't cut it as the worst year in history!

4 1914

That year 1914 was when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife was shot dead. It triggered the event of WWI. Tragically, millions of soldiers from both Allied Powers and Central Powers killed each other. The Great War ended in 1918.

Fast forward to the year 2020, over 2 million people died from the infectious Covid 19 disease. The pandemic ruined everything else. That was a terrible year.

Should be #1. This year has NOTHING on last year and the year before that. Just because they were bad for pop culture and education (and they were VERY bad for those) doesn't mean it was necessarily a bad year. That misses the purpose of the entire list. 1914 on the other hand... well, it started World War 1.

You know, that one war that laid the path for the rest of the 20th century and beyond, the war that was the result of the less violent napoleonic ones, the thing that spawned nothing good out of humanity except for the league. You know, that year. When the actual war started, 1 million people died in one month. ONE MONTH! for a war in Europe. One of the most violent wars in history, the one that made the Nazis famous, the one that still has terrible implications today! This is truly one of the worst years in history, or even ever.

tldr: pretty big deal, but not because of good stuff, but because of tragedies. and bloodshed.

People hate the new years because of Bad music/shows like GROW UP. This year started one of the worst wars in history other then WW2.

The First Scariest Logo Came Out. It's Called OZ Film Company. And World War Started. If you don't Know What that Logo Is, I Will Explain. Basically It's A Woman With A Floating Head Just Looking Around And Looking Creepy. She Has A Oz Crown. It Has Creepy Violin Music In The Color Version. They Have Colors Like Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple etc. I Am 12, Not 106+
I Wouldn't Say This is the Worst but This Scarier Than 666. Or Scary As 666. If You Are Curious About This Logo I Recommend Not Checking It out unless You're Brave.
Have A Nice Day 3/17/21

5 2020 2020 (MMXX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 20th year of the third millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s. ...read more.

Usually, people are over-exaggerating when they say that it's "the worst year in recent memory." 2020, however, gives a REAL meaning to that. This was truly just the most downright ugly and depressing year that I can even remember in my entire life, second to 2009. Even 2016, as much as it gets shunned, wasn't all that bad. The only actual bad thing about 2016 was Trump winning. Celebrity deaths don't count; Wether you like it or not, death is a natural part of life, so celebrity deaths aren't going away anytime soon. Although COVID, the tertiary antagonist of 2020, IS going away. And that's due to advancements in medicine. So we have a lot to be thankful for in the grand scheme of things.

Most of the modern years on this list are not really deserving of being close to called worst years in history. 2020 is one of the few exceptions. Covid-19 managed to sicken millions of people around the world causing many countries around the world to go into lockdown, therefore changing our ways of life. The pandemic then came with a recession that caused a massive loss of jobs and a decline in the economy. Besides, there was more than just Covid-19. A man named George Floyd was unreasonably killed by a cop which then sparked mass riots around the country. Wildfires ravaged Australia in the beginning of the year and then another series of wildfires managed to ravage the West Coast of America in the summer. While 2020 isn't necessarily the worst year in history, it is definitely the worst of the 21st century so far.

2004: Born
2005-2008: Can't remember
2009-2011: Pretty good
2012: Kind of bad at times because of my bad behaviour
2013: Excellent, moved to Alberta from Ontario
2014: Good, went on a lot of trips
2015: Kind of meh at times
2016: Amazing, best year ever, never a dull moment
2017: Pretty bad, especially at the end of the year
2018: Good for the most part, but the highs were high and the lows were low. The spring (March to May) was pretty bad.
2019: First 9 months were very good, but then I was cyberbullied in October and more turmoil followed in November. December was an improvement.
2020: Horrible. My mental health failed in March and November due to COVID lockdowns and isolation. I also got failing grades in school.
2021: Ongoing, but so far pretty bad. I'm terrified of having to go back to the position I was in November 2020.

2005: born
2006 - 2009: can't remember
2010: Pretty bad. 3/10
2011: Horrible. I can't even explain why I hate this year. 1.6/10
2012: A little more decent. 5.7/10
2013: Great year. Lots of good stuff happened. 9/10
2014: Same as 2013. 9/10
2015: Same as 2013 and 2014. 9/10
2016: Bad. YouTube got bad, CN got bad, Nick got WORSE, Trump got elected, etc. 2/10
2017: Pretty good. 8/10
2018: Best year ever! I had lots of fun this year and not one bad little thing affected it. 10/10
2019: Same as 2013, 2014, and 2018. 9.9/10
2020: Horrible. Bad things happened here. 1.3/10
2021: WORST YEAR! I thought 2020 was bad but god, this takes the cake. My sister died from COVID, my grandma died from a earthquake, Flash stopped being supported, Myanmar had a military coup, and more horrible things are happening. Not one good thing happened this year. -10/10

6 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.

Ok so 2016 might've been a bad year for some people but it shouldn't be this high on worst years in history. There have been awful events in history. So bad that people that were alive in 2016 couldn't even imagine. If you think about what people had to go through way back a long time ago, you'll realize that we are actually really blessed with the technology we have and I am very happy I live in a free country. The USA didn't even exist a while ago but it did exist in 2016 and we don't have to fight in wars as much because we're the land of the free because of the brave. So I'm sorry if something bad happened to you individually in 2016, but overall, it wasn't one of the worst years in history.

You've got to be kidding me! How is this year considered to be the worst year in history?! "Oh, it was because celebrities like David Bowie, Garry Shandling, Gene Wilder, and John Glenn died" Grow up! Celebrities dying doesn't make 2016 the worst year in history. There are much worse years in history. The 21st century as a whole doesn't really stand out that much. The exceptions being 2009 and 2020, but those are about it. The only thing that stood out about 2016 was Trump (a republican), winning that year's .U.S. Presidential Election, whereas with the prior .U.S. Presidential Elections, the winners were democrats.

I feel like out of all the years I have ever had, 2016 was the worst for me. In fact, most of the 2010s was okay, but a huge majority of them just sucked.
First of all, my old school was so cringe and full of people who thought they were so cool and hip by doing all these stupid trends and dabbing.
Secondly, 2016 was by far a terrible year for music.
Thirdly, season 9 of SpongeBob was just utter trash! And Nickelodeon & Disney Channel was just getting even worse from there.

Compared to 2009 and 2020, this year is a phucking joke. Yes, I know we lost a lot of celebrities in 2016, but still... They weren't even that popular, and at that, a good chunk of them were old, that's not a tragedy, that's just reality. Yet people hate a year (and even go as far as to blame it) for reality happening. Get used to it, generally, old people are more inclined towards death, and it's not going away anytime soon.

7 536

To all the spoiled brats in the comments saying 2016 is the worst years of all time just because of getting detention or something, you have no right to say it's the worst year of all time. Don't get me wrong, 2020 was awful, and you could say it was the worst year in YOUR LIFE, but not of all time, unless you know what it's like to lay in bed with the plague killing you slowly and painfully, not having summer and having the sun covered up by ash for 18 months, dying in a huge volcanic eruption, having a seemingly everlasting famine with no food or water whatsoever, and going outside to find out it's -78 degrees outside, then you can't say ANY of the years in the 70's-2010's are the worst years of all time.

The term 'worst year ever' is thrown around quite a bit these days, usually online for reasons like: "I was disappointed in the latest Total Drama episode." However, scientists and historians prove that this year, 536 A.D., is the worst year ever. After a volcanic eruption in Iceland erupted, blocking the sun for a year and a half, causing famine. The Yersinia plague was also there, making it even worse, which is some of the reasons why historians think it's the worst. Plus, just look at the picture.

How is this not worse than 2020 and 2016? Don't get me wrong, 2020 was a terrible year but now come it's worse than 536? The year in which millions starved to death because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland causing sub zero temperatures the and bubonic plague(the deadliest pandemic on Earth) spreading like a wildfire. This needs to be in the Top 3 asap.

This year was the year that many scientists and historians proved to be the worst year in recorded history. A volcano in Iceland erupted, which blocked the sun for 18 months. This caused crops to fail, creating mass starvation.

8 2001

Every idiot born in that year was and is a spoilt dumbass. Those moronic molesters all need to meet their end right now, and fast.

I might have been born this year, which is a bad thing to everyone I know (everyone hates me), but I do know a lot about the year:
Michelle Branch (perosnally)
Anime takeover
Nickelodeon starts to get bad (though they've gotten worse over the years)
Freddy got Fingered
Glitter (the film, in case you're confused. )
The 90's end. I never saw the 90's, but from what I've heard, they're awesome, even though I would much rather be stuck in the present forever than in the 90's forever.

"Have you forgotten,
how it felt that day,
to see your whole land under fire, and her people blown away,
Have you forgotten,
when those towers fell,
with people still inside,
going through a living hell".

For those who don't know, look up the song.
Disclaimer: I might have a different word in above. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I was 15 years old back then. Let me tell you I was having so much fun that year. I was on the honor roll in school that year and got a great school award, I went to my aunt's wedding, me and my family went on vacation to Hawaii, me and my 10 friends went to the city's summer carnival, and my dad took me to his auto mechanical place that he owns. I even got to fix some of the cars a little! It was a lot of fun until 9/11 came... Everything in my life collapsed. My grandma was involved in the 9/11 attacks she was lucky she survived but she was very scared and almost fainted. My dad got killed in his car by getting smashed by a drunk truck driver, my German shepherd who was with me since preschool got put down, my 18 year old brother who was doing gang violence with his friends got sent to jail and thrown out of my house, my mom was struggling to keep her diner opened, one of my closest friends since Kindergarten betrayed me, I was all alone on Halloween none of my friends wanted to ...more

9 1929

Unless you guys know what it's like to live on the streets with your family and all your friends, flat broke, cold, starving, suffering from anemia, pneumonia, and a whole assortment of other ailments, and with absolutely NO chance of seeing a paycheck for at least another few years, you have no right to say that ANY year in modern history is worse than 1929. It's called the "Great Depression" for a reason. Enough said.

This should be #2 due to the Great Depression, which caused people to suffer terribly. I cannot imagine how people would deal with this calamity today, and we came awfully close in 2008. Luckily the economy recovered once it got very bad. Seriously, I mean people don;t know what it was like for the people back in this year, endless human suffering.

Lol, why is it so high? There were much worse economic crises. For example, compared to the fall of the Soviet Union, this depression was just a joke.

This should be the worst year because the stock market crashed, everyone was going into poverty, this was the start of the Great Depression, everyone lost hope, and the American dream was dying.

10 1347

This was when the Black Death spread like wildfire throughout Europe. It was very horrid. Bodies were piling up in the streets, and all people thought about was death.

If I travelled here don't expect to see me again. The plague was deadly many died on the same day they fell ill, about 20% of the population died because of the Black Death

Plague. No real medicine, no sanitation, no help for survivors except for some handouts from monasteries.

The world's most devastating pandemic happened lasting only 4 years, killing a third of Europe's population.

The Newcomers

? 2022 2022 (MMXXII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 22nd year of the third millennium, the 22nd year of the 21st century, and the 3rd year of the 2020s.

January 15, 2022: American photographer Dan Schapiro died at 87 years old. He was best known for his photographs of the Selma March, celebrity snapshots, and movie stills including Taxi Driver.

Looks like every year will be submitted to this list as soon as it started one way or another. Only 8 days have passed this year so far, why is it already here?

January 8, 2022: A rockfall at Furnas Lake in Capitólio, Brazil, kills 10 people.
January 15, 2022: An armed gunman was dead after holding the hostages at a Jewish synagogue in Colleyville, Texas. Tonga was affected by the volcano eruption and tsunami. Country music disc jockey Ralph Emery died at 88 years old.

January 2, 2022 and onwards: Dozens of people were killed during a political protest in Kazakhstan.
January 4-6, 2022: More than 200 people were murdered in Zamfara, Nigeria.

The Contenders
11 2014 2014 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2014th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations

So 2014 is "one of the worst years in history?" Why, because the media and entertainment were going downhill that year? A lot of you don't even know how lucky you are be living in a generation where you even get to have such great entertainment and inventions. If you date back to the old times, people didn't get to even have inventions we have today that made lives a lot easier let alone entertainment to make people happy. You should also be considered lucky you are not living in worse times where worse events happened in years you never lived to experience. There was one of the worst wars in history known as WWII that lasted from 1939-1945. There was a volcano in Iceland that erupted in Iceland in 536 that deprived the world of sunlight for 18 months causing mass starvations due to a shortage of crops. There was the bubonic plague that wiped out over a quarter of the world's population in the 1340s-1350s. The stock market crashed in 1929 causing millions of people to lose their jobs ...more

To all of those bullies who tell people to grow up about years worse than previous older years: YOU GROW UP!

What if their lives were serious?! Also, a lot of famous people died in 2014 (Such as Robin Williams, the best comedian ever).

Yes, The Holocaust, The Black Death, World Wars, and 9/11 were worse since they were before 2014, but that doesn't mean you should attack other's opinions on this year! Also, why are people considering 65 million years ago to be bad? Guess what? NO HUMANS WERE ALIVE BACK THEN! So why get so hypersensitive? I guess you can argue that most of the population of wildlife and oxygen were gone, but like I said, no humans were alive back in 65,000,000 BCE!

To all of those people being bullied about 2014 and their personal lives, I am so sorry. I care about you and I am sorry if your lives were bad. Ignore the haters.

This year was the worst of my personal life. Early on I had a depression for three weeks because I felt like none of my friends liked me anymore. Even after I recovered it felt like my friendships had fizzled out, and I was often being left out. It was miserable. Also, I was still in secondary school and I got underwhelming grades, mainly C's, D's and E's. The only above C I got was an A in Maths.

Things did get better towards the end when I actually managed to get into college, and a fresh start helped me feel less lonely, but the year was just not good overall. 2013 wasn't much better either, but the depression I went through in 2014 makes it the worst year of my life. The best year would be 2012.

You've got to be kidding me! How is this year considered to be the worst year history!? "Oh it was because of terrible music and the celebrities like Robin Williams died, and Frozen was so popular during this year, and T.V. shows were terrible, and.." Grow up! Entertainment and celebrities passing away doesn't make this year the worst year ever. There are much worse years in history. There's 1939, where the Holocaust began, there's 65 million because where the Dinosaurs got extinct, there's 2001 where 9/11 took place, the list goes on. The 21st century as a whole doesn't really stand out as extreme. The exception being 9/11, but that was about it. Stop claiming that entertainment is the most precious thing in the world, because it's not! The only thing that stood out this year was Ebola, but even with that, it wasn't a disaster that affected the entire world. All you care about is the Als Ice Bucket challenge, T.V. shows, music, etc. that doesn't matter.

12 1933

Seriously this list is awful. All the spoiled kids are voting for newer years just because of their personal life. Yet the holocaust beginning is only 14

Hitler's rise to power and the beginning of the Holocaust. This would also directly lead up to WW2, which would occur just a few years later (1939).

That was during the great depression. 4 years after the stock market crash of '29, America faced poverty.

The Nazis rose to power and started attacking Austrians. The holocaust began it was horrible all the memoirs about it.

13 1945

Still the worst because people had to recover from the ending of the war and the damage left behind. Plus the Cold War started afterwards, the Holocaust prisoners contracted horrible diseases before liberation, and everything was in ruin. So while the war ended, the world was in huge disarray.

All these retarded people who put 2013 and 14 higher than this need to get punched in the face a couple times until they realize what actually happened in history and not in media.

It was actually good. WWII Ended. Japan Surrendered To the United States after getting bombed.

Not as bad as 1914, 1941, and 1939 because the war ended, but it was till pretty tough that Japan got bombed.

14 2017 2017 (MMXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2017th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 17th year of the 3rd millennium, the 17th year of the 21st century, and the 8th year of the 2010s decade.

This was a bad year in my personal life. My behavior sucked, I got sick many times, especially between January and June. The worst one was in November and it completely ruined my Florida vacation. Also, I ended my favorite school year and started my second least favorite school year in 2017. There were a couple of good things that happened to me in 2017, but it wasn't a good year personally.

This year. THIS YEAR. The year where my dearly beloved pet dog died in a brutal attack from another, larger canine. The year I was diagnosed with a slow-growing yet malignant brain-tumor yet to be removed. The year where my father practically went unemployed for months due to the rigged economy that has been haunting all working citizens in the U.S. The year where I cried the most, felt so god damn out of place and lost that I no longer look at life, namely mine, the same way that I used to. It's done detriment to me physically and mentally, and I will not forget the downward spiral this god damn year plunged me into.

My least favorite year: It was flawless except I got a detention for a stupid reason for murdering one of the students he was evil because he's autistic autistics are disables ugly and evil his parents shouldn't have vaccinated him or give him milk.

2017 needs to be #1, where do I begin?

My sister sprang her knee, my cat had surgery, my family members were fighting, Hurricane Irma, my pug died, Paramount Pictures has gone downhill, lots of celebrity deaths, mass shootings, terrorist attacks, lots of T.V. shows getting cancelled, mediocre remakes and sequels, Donald Trump the evil president and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Ship Wars: The Last Idiot) was released
I saw Star Wars 8, and it SUCKED! I hated that movie!
It should have got 0% on Rotten Tomatoes and it should be a box office bomb!
The good thing about 2017 is that I get to be with the bigger guys

15 2015 2015 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations

Both personal and political, 2015 takes everything that was good about the years prior and craps all over it. My family has fallen into shambles since early in the year, and the stress was only exacerbated by all the political tension, mass shootings, and racial/gender divide that has been happening in the months after that, not to mention people being overly offended even in the wake of NON-issues. There is no real way at this point that 2016 can just be a reset button because the damage that's been done will be hard to undo. Most of the damage that 2015 has done will take a long time to be remedied.

My best months of 2015 was January through September, the worst months were September 25th-December 2015, because I had lost my photos after an IOS 9 update, man if I would of save them and would of known this update would do this my 2015 would of been amazing! Another reason September 25th-December 2015 was the worst is because of school! 1) In my earlier 10th grade year (before the update) I end up not having art class, for not realizing I got metro. 2) Is people (known as students). In late October of this year, I was repeatedly been abandoned by my friends at lunch for no reason I don't know really. The week before Thanksgiving, I was supposed to go to a Thanksgiving party forth period, but unfortunately I was in a different class with a substitute teacher, that wants me to do an assignment (which took away my opportunity to make it to the party) we I got there I missed most of it because of all the food that was left. 3) I struggle to talk to the right people okay. When I was in ...more

The Worst year in the History 1. We lost a very good Disney show called Phineas and Ferb 2. My brother annoys me. And hurts me 3. We just lost our music teacher Mr. Measiano 4. We had to go inside for recess" 2 times 5. Ruby Tuesday made a new kids
Menu and it made me have nightmares 6. Disney is losing Great Shows 7. There are a lot Of Bullies on the Internet 8.My mommy doesn't let me watch Abc Family *which that's turning into freeform 9. No one wants to play with me at school 10. My brother Destroys
A lot of things

2 good things about 2015

1. ANT farm got cancelled on Disney

2. Jessie ended this year

Well that's all that I can say about 2015 And I hope that 2016 will be better Friends!

The first half of the year is almost over and all I can say it equals with 2012 as my worst year ever. 2015 has been such a crap year so far. The weather is unremarkable and boring when the meteorologists said there'd be an El Nino last Winter, no there wasn't! Video games are very crap (until November Black Ops 3! ). Music is stupid songs like Fester Skank, Dear Future Husband etc. There's only 4 exciting things this year for me so far, my sister was born in March which I've wished for one for over 4 years. I visited the Zone, best activity place ever! I got my album released and I got to perform on stage for the second time in May. That doesn't balance out though of what has been a bad start to the year

16 1918

The year that the Spanish flu occurred.

The World War ended then though.

17 2013 2013 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2013th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations

Boo, to the guy that gave 4 reasons as to why 2013 was bad, only one of them was good (crime) the TV shows and games reasons are very bad reasons and nothing compared to real world events in previous years.

Well to be honest this year should be on the top 10 because 2013 was the year that changed EVERYTHING and declining the world, the civilization, and humanity. This year was an aftermath of 2012 'end of the world'. Dec. 21, 2012 wasn't the 'world of end', it is the 'beginning of the world end'. So I'll say 2013 was the year of "apocalypse warning".

Okay, this year changed everything:

1. Society became toxic
2. People became hyper-sensitive over
3. People became more annoying
4. People became dumber for doing stupid things injuring themselves like "____ challenge"
5. Downfall of good music
6. Downfall of game industry
7. Downfall of YouTube, Facebook, or any other social media
8. Politics became bad and controverisal
9. Rise of terrorism
10. Rise of Mass shootings
11. Rise of "dumb challenge"
12. Rise of annoying ads on YouTube
13. "2013" = unlucky 13 on last 2 digits

2013 should be on top 10 or maybe 5. It was a dark year.

Where do I begin?

Well lets begin with T.V. shows. It seems like 1/2 of T.V. shows of 2013 (mainly cartoons) were getting a lot worse. I mean come on, why would people make dumb shows to entertain people.T.V. show creators should just look at their shows ratings and see how there doing, and guess what? A LOT of shows are getting bad reviews. Shows aren't that funny or classic as they used to be before 2008. Animation has gotten a lot worse over the years since 2008. Then when it got to 2013, the U.S. had pretty much had it with T.V. shows. I think the very last T.V. show in the U.S. that was good and had great characters was Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends. The show ended in 2009, so I guess you could say T.V. shows got worse since 2008 or 2009. Nickelodeon pretty much started the point where there were bad T.V. shows due to SpongeBob, that was the first T.V. show that got worse since 2008. Other shows on Nick started getting worse as well, including FOP (Fairly Oddparents. ...more

18 65,000,000 B.C.

A comet hit Earth, and released ejecta beyond the atmosphere and triggered the strongest earthquakes and biggest tsunami ever, miles tall, and the Earth burned shortly after from fires and sulfuric acid rain.
Plus, Most of the ozone layer was destroyed, causing UV radiation to bathe our planet, and give animals cancer.
Mega volcanic eruptions happened on the opposite side of the Earth from the impact zone, and poisoned the planet.
Dust was released from the impact and covered the whole Earth and blocked out all sunlight, putting the world in total darkness.
Then it cooled down way below freezing and caused nuclear winter, putting plants and many lifeforms, including the Dinosaurs to extinction.

To be honest, this era was the second worst year in non-human history, next to 252,000,000 BCE which that era the extinction of EVERYTHING. These two are probably million times worse than 1939 (deadliest war) and 1347 (Black Death)

Think about though. The dinosaurs had died because it was their time. I agree it is sad but without the extinction I would not be typing this and no one would be here.

The end of the Cretaceous era, in which a big asteroid slams down into Mexico and destroys an entire civilization. I hope you're happy, universe.

19 2009 2009 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2009th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations.

The years I that I hated the most (other than earlier years with wars like 1939 and 1941) were 2001, 2009, 2012 (only for my personal life), and 2016. I was only 10 at the time, but I still remember it like it happened yesterday. That year sucked because of the swine flu epidemic, Justin Bieber's music was at his worst, lots of beloved celebrities died (in 2016 as well), terrible economy, I moved that year and had to say goodbye to my friends and family, Oscar Grant getting killed by police, I was frequently sent to the principal's office for no reason, Nickelodeon got rid of its orange slime, analog T.V. was no longer available to use (which is especially bad for low income families who could not afford to pay cable bills), Noggin went away, I was bullied, SpongeBob was at his worst, and many other reasons.

This is the year EVERYTHING went to hell. The credit crunch, stock market crash, the recession, more and more celebrities dying, the swine flu scare, the Daily Mail on the rise with it's "health" addicts, the music industry destroyed - nowadays they only care about looks and money, not heart and soul! Hollywood falling on it's knees just EVERYTHING about this year,was CRAP! Today we are still suffering from what happened in 2009! If I had a time machine, I would erase everything about 2009-2016 and go back to the 80s and 90s, even the early 00s, because the only really bad thing I remember about 2001 was 9/11. 2009-now can go buried in a gavr and never seen again!

I hope the 2020s would bring back all the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s nostalligic things, but I don't know yet. The final good year for me was 2012, January and February of 2013 was okay, but everything started to suck in March 2013, because I got braces that month and it sucked.
The 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and the 2000s were awesome! Although a lot of people hated (2005-2009), especially 2006, 2007, and 2008. It didn't bother me very much, but 2006 and 2007 were AMAZING! 2008 was okay, but The Diabeities diagnosis sucked badly, other than that, 2008 was a trillion thousand times better than 2009, 2009 was terrible though.

My favorite years were (2007-2012), except 2009. So, I would say 2013 was when I noticed that things in general (mainly my personal life) started to suck!
2013 and 2014 were crap.
2015 was fine, but nothing exciting happened
2016 was very bad, although 2017 sucked more, I think 2017 reminds me a lot of 2016, because they are both terrible
We just have to wait till 2020 to reset a new era

20 2012 2012 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and the 2012th year of the Common Era and Anno Domini designations.

This is the last good year that I will ever have in my whole entire life. It is also the last good year for my personal life, movies, T.V. shows, music, video games, school, etc.

I kinda hated that year for a couple of reasons

1. Sandy Hook
2. Hurricane Sandy
3. Movie Theater shooting
4. My cat scratched my mother's arm
5. My great grandfather died in may of 2012

You know I kinda hated that year for a couple of reasons, Other than that, let's just agree to compermise and say it was average since it was the last good year that I will ever have.

2012 was the last good year and the last one for my life, movies, T.V. shows, music, video games, school, etc.
Everything started sucking after that.

I hope the 2020s decade (2021-2029) will have to bring back the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s nostalgic things. I hope this happens, but if not... I highly doubt it. Because I possibly think everything started to suck in 2016. The last good year was 2012. 2013, 2014, and 2015 were okay, but everything went downhill in 2016 possibly because Donald Trump was... voted as president on November 8, 2016.

In 2012, my personal life sucked. It was dangerously hot that year, I got put into a frustrating class (and no one bothered to help me), one of my teachers thought that I had tons of missing assignments even though I turned them in, when a couple of students misbehaved in my class I got blamed, I got sent to detention even though I never had before, I had a sinus infection that I never had before, a man shot over 20 children younger than 8 at Sandy Hook Elementary School for no reason, and many others.

I hope the 2020s would bring back all the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s nostalgic things, but I don't know yet! Everything started to suck in mid-2013, The last good year was 2012, early 2013 was okay, but everything started to suck in mid-2013... because I got braces back then and a very crappy school year.
The 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and the 2000s were awesome, Although a lot of people hated (2005-2009), especially 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, it wasn't so bad for me, but 2009 was terrible though!

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22 1861

The Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter causing the Civil War to begin.

Why isn't this on top 10?

23 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE), the 9th year of the 2010s decade, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 18th year of the 3rd millennium.

Worst year in my whole life. It all started when the penguins got eliminated by the Capitals. Then they would make the cup. My friend died on June 4th. My friend was one of the best people you could ever meet. So fun to be around and a really good person. I grieved for 3 weeks about it. A few days later, The capitals and the EVIL 8 won the cup and took over the world. My dog died in September. November 6th was one of my friend's birthdays. It was literal HELL from the start. The WORST day in my life and my friend had the worst birthday ever. Me and my friend were demoralized, degraded, and torn apart that day leaving us sad and depressed. Steelers eliminated from the playoffs and ravens get in. Overall, 2018 has been a living HELL for me and everyone that I care about. Can't wait for the year to end and have a fresh start.

2018 is no doubt the worst year of my life and of the 2010s. It is worse than 2017 and 2016 combined! 2018 didn't even feel the least bit memorable. It was boring, lifeless, and depressing. I was still stuck in that private special-ed school, I didn't get in the basketball team, I broke yet another smartphone that cost $800, and my dad doesn't live with me anymore. I didn't even go out much with any friends or family. People still listened to awful mumble rap and depressing pop music. Of course, did I mention that the summer of 2018 sucked too! I had to spend yet another year at summer school for the 5th and (thankfully) my last year before senior year. Out of all my years doing summer school it was the worst and it was really boring. Once again, I had to deal with those silly, immature, foul-mouthed classmates and the teachers being lazy when punishing them. After that, I didn't go on any vacation at all. The only good thing about this summer was going to summer camp for a week and ...more

I had to move 3 times that year. We had move into my grandmothers house because the bill was wack, then my drunk uncle was antagonizing us so we moved into a apartment but the apartment was awful because it only had 1 bathroom and it's was super small. Then my mom got her money raised up and bought us a house back in our hometown and we moved back there to a house from 1985 and moved in there and the worst part. We moved into that house in December. In June we had to move out of our house into my grandmas. Then we moved out in July. Then we moved into our new house in December. Which means I lives in 4 places in one year.

People are already whining that this year is horrible. I mean, we had the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, the mudslides in Southern California, and now the death of Stephen Hawking.
But if you focus on every bad thing, then EVERY year is the worst year ever. No offense, but Hawking's death was just one guy. The same is true of any celebrity death. America's gun problem is actually so bad that one shooting doesn't cut it as the worst year ever (there were actually worse shootings, just think of Las Vegas or Orlando). There will always be natural disasters until the world ends. And, there were years with PLAGUES and WORLD WARS, so please stop.

24 1919

The post WW1 treaties may have been too harsh and may have set the stage for another War. If that doesn't convince you, then there was a pandemic even worse than COVID-19.

25 541

This was the year that the Plague of Justinian, a plague that killed up to half of the world's population, erupted.

The Plague of Justinian began this year, And I assume that the plague was named after Byzantine emperor Justinian.

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