Worst Years In History

The Top Ten

1 1939

1939 was when the WORST WAR EVER broke out, but you people are voting for some years as the worst years ever because the video games or music sucked? Grow up!

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

Someone, please fix this list because this list is totally wrong. Make all the past years higher and make all the current years lower

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

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2 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.

Oh man, where do I begin?

Well lets start with the Zika Virus. It spread all over the place in South America and some parts of the world. I feel bad for everyone who suffered through that. Whats scary is that it's still spreading, and it affected Florida and parts of Mexico. Hopefully it won't get TOO bad.

Next, lets talk about the attacks that occurred in a couple cities in Europe, starting with Brussels. On March 22 during the year, a couple places in the city were brutally bombed. 35 people were killed, and more than 300 were injured. That's pretty sad. A few months later, in Nice, France, a truck drove into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day. 86 people were killed, and 434 were hurt. Both of those we're terrorist attacks.

Then there's Hurricane Matthew, which did a ton of damage to Haiti, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, The Bahamas, and the Southeastern coast of the United States. Almost 900 people lost their lives, and many people's houses and hometowns ...more

In 2016, my father died, Donald Trump (which many people call a modern-day Hitler) got elected as president, the Zika Virus spread like wildfire and causing severe birth defects and even deaths in infants, so many celebrities died (David Bowie, Prince, Christina Grimmie, Muhammad Ali, Gene Wilder, Patty Duke, Alan Rickman, etc.), an alligator killed an innocent 2-year-old, anti-Trump protests damaged other people's property and even killed innocent people who could have been Clinton supporters themselves, someone shot and killed 49 people at a night club in Orlando, a truck plowed into a party in Nice, France, and killed 84 people (a lot of them children), 32 people died in an airport in Brussels, Belgium, DisneyAnime1234 died, and too many innocent police officers got killed in the line of duty. I'd rather live in 2009 than 2016, and that is saying something because 2009 sucked. That is how I feel about 2016. - anonygirl

Whilst I don't think this has been the worst year "ever", it has definitely been the worst in the last 15 years. In 2001, the only bad thing that occured was 9/11. 2009, there was the Swine Flu and a lot of celebrities died. 2014, there was Ebola and a few major stars died then. But this year, this year has just been awful all round. Not only has there been an even bigger list of celebrities dying, but Trump was elected, the Zika virus, the incidents at Dreamworld and Disneyland. Can anyone think of one GOOD worldwide thing about this year? I can't. Why did this year have to have so many bad things happening? I want this year to end as soon as possible so we don't have to think about it anymore. 2009 was pretty awful but then it got much better in 2010. So I hope next year will pick things back up again.

I can think of one good thing, Britain voting on a referendum to leave the European Union. - jezza0

Let's rate the past 10 years
2009: Michael Jackson died. Nothing else needs to be said. (5/10)
2010: Things began to pick up again worldwide and personally. (7/10)
2011: Meh. Not much bad or good so I give it an average rating. (6/10)
2012: Only slightly better than 2011. (6.1/10)
2013: Good and bad year. The first half of the year sucked personally but it began to pick up around August. (6.9/10)
2014: Some bad things did happen worldwide but there was a lot of good things that happened to me as well so...(7.25/10)
2015: Worldwide event got worse. Personal life stayed about the same. (6.5/10)
2016: WORST YEAR EVER! I can only think of ONE good thing that happened to me this year but otherwise this year sucked. The second half of the year was so bad for me and WAY to many celebrities died. I can't think of one good worldwide thing that happened. Also Donald Trump was elected and Muhammed Ali died.(.1/10)
2017: Good and bad year. Made multiple mistakes in the ...more

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3 1350

This year was certainly the worst year in history, it was the height of the most deadly disease in history, the Black Death. By the start of 1350 tens of millions of people had already died in just three years from the Black Death but the Black Death continued and didn't start slowing down in it's killing rates until 1351. Overall between 1939-1945 in a population stagnating world about 1% (21 million a year) of the world's population died a single year during the Second World War. The Black Death in the period from 1347-1351 which is less than the 6 years of the World War II, killed half of Europe's population, over a quarter of the world's population that was alive in 1346 died during the years 1347-1351, greatly reduced the world population which the Second World War failed to do. It took 200 years for world population levels to get back to pre-Black Death levels. So not only was the Black Death far more deadly than the Second World War or any wars in history but it was also the ...more - HistoricalGuy

This year saw the height of the Black Plague which killed 50 million people and killed 60% of Europe. Just because you don't remember it doesn't mean it didn't happen you idiots.

The Black Death was actually started on 1346, not 1350.

THIS Should be Number 1! 2018 really wasn't that BAD!

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4 1914

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.

This should be NUMBER 1!

World War 1 began on this year when some guy shot Franz Ferdinand dead while in Sarajevo which caused Austria-Hungary to invade Serbia which made so many countries join. - JoeBoi

This Gould at least be #2

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5 2001

9/11, dale Earnhardt past away, my cousin got electrocuted, and my father amputated his hand at work. Just a real bad year

Should be #2

Outside of 9/11 and the War on Terror, 2001 wasn't that bad of year anyway. The beginning of the 6th generation of video games like the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and the XBox was huge and films were also starting to get some footing back after a few years of mishaps. Not to mention the sudden rise of popularity and interest in Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. - CrimsonShark

This should be on #2

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6 1941

Why isn't this #1? Hello? The Holocaust happened. Which was a brutal event. 6 million innocent Jews life's where gone. How could this compare with 2013 - present?

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! - Flowersocks2137

This should be at least number two

Now, if someone says Germany and 1941 in the same sentence, it's almost always gonna be about WW2. - booklover1

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7 2014

JEEZ! You are voting for '13 and '14 because of MUSIC and CELEBRITIES and FASHION, when there were years that there were WORLD WARS! Millions of people killed. Yet, you decide that one celebrity is more important than the millions killed in the two world wars. Jeez, grow up!

For me I hated my life in 2014 thanks to retarded bullies. I had to fake sick so that I didn't have to go to school. I got into a lot of fights too. - AlphaQ

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.

Same here and I understand why you hated life that year. So did I and things only started getting better for me at the end. So don't worry you're not the only one. - AlphaQ

My life in a review
2005: born
2010: great 7/10
2011: awesome 8/10
2012: amazing 9/10
2013: bad 3/10
2014: worst year ever 1/10
2015: good 6/10
2016: sucks 2/10
2017: best year of my life 10/10
2018: really good 6.5/10
2019: decent 5/10

My grandfather and great grandmother both passed away on this year. My grades reached an all-time low. I had a fever lasting two whole weeks. Music reached an all-time low, with songs such as "Anaconda" and "All About That Bass". - ethanmeinster

I understand that you would hate 2014 because of a couple of your relatives passing away, but seriously? You're think that 2014 is a terrible year because of some bad songs? Get out of here! - Jasmine21064

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8 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.

I think why some consider modern years like 2017 and 2016 even close to being as bad as the 40s is not because of movies and pop culture, but because we've come to the depressing realization that we are in THE FUTURE. Which means deforestation and cutting down every tree, global warming making the world hotter by the minute, frightening technology like the htc vive, the broken down economy and terrorists who are worse than ever spreading there victims to big cities like London, you can't go anywhere like a concert or a theme park without having to go through metal detectors and heavy surveillance, that's not how it used to be. We're in the future and that means we are closer to the world pretty much collapsing over itself.

Now let's get this out of the way. There is NO WAY that the 2010's are worse than years during WWII and the Black Plague. That said, I can't deny 2017 is no better than 2016. There continues to be celebrity deaths, political tensions are as heated and controversial as ever, protests continue to retain a violent streak, the hurricane season this year had probably some of the worst hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Jose since Katrina to the point that Irma was confirmed to have actually been more powerful than Katrina, burglars around Florida looted many victims' belongings during the aftermath of Irma, and as of now, the 2017 Las Vegas Strip shooting is now officially the deadliest mass shooting carried out by a single gunman in U.S. history since the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. I probably missed a lot more disastrous events, but this is just a few events that show how much of how 2017 is already a bad year. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

The year JUST STARTED! Wait until halfway in to decide if it's a bad year! - DCfnaf

Would you mind commenting in July if you think 2017 was a bad year or not? - anonygirl

1999-2007: Great!
2008-2012: Decently good but slowly started to go downhill
2013-Present: Complete And pure utter garbage

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9 1929

Year the great depression began. But something else happened in the exact year the great depression ended so I guess I'll vote for that one too. - MarioMaster101

How is 2016 above this? Don't get me wrong, 2016 was bad, but 1941 is far worse. - TheGamingGuy

Stock market crash. - MorlaTurtle8

This should be either #1 or #2
The Great Depression

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10 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) is 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.

Hurricane Michael tore apart our grandmas house and my other grandma died from cancer I got depression that year and it was my first year of middle school and school was terrible the teachers were bad too and I cried a lot

Ima rate the past 5 years
2014 - Good 7/10
2015 - Very Good! 8/10
2016 - Very Good! 9/10
2017 - The Best of The Best Ever! 10/10
2018 - Things are getting worse. 3/10
2019 - Maybe a little better. 5/10

I am so glad that this awful year is over! So many celebrities died that year. The worst part is the death of my Uncle Tom. It totally ruined the year way more for me! - DrayTopTens

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The Contenders

11 2015

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.

As much as I feel bad for your troubles, these are the top 10 worst years in HISTORY. Personal reasons should not have a single thing to do with this. - FunkyMcRadical

The worst year of history put this to #1 My grandma died my uncle died and other of my family died a lot of bullies on the internet annoying bronies and anime fans everywhere my mom is depressed my two brothers are retarded my computer sucks more racist people and rude people this is the worst year I ever saw please 2016 don't let me down get better and my friend betrayed me too! I suffer from this hellhole!

This year is worst than 2014 and 2013 This year is a nightmare I have got a dad who threatens me when I'm naughty a sister who annoys me my sister is teaming up with my rival at college I hate this year so much and if my dad goes to my college and separates me and my best friend I will go berserk this year has gone too far I want this year gone what a horrible year if next year is worst again I will go even more berserk

Just because you had a rough time doesn't mean its worse than years with wars, you are not the only person who struggles - B1ueNew

Things will only get worse! Technology has already brainwashed a lot of humanity! Look how people's phones have taken over them. They wouldn't be able to live without them. I'd welcome the internet shutting down or at least being limited to like it was in the 90s. It doesn't matter what people say, People for the most part nowadays are not nice! People in the past were a lot more friendly and it was so much easier to have a meaningful conversation.

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12 2013

2013 and 2014. Where do I begin?

Well lets start off with T.V. shows. First off, there are no longer any classical shows, now most of them (except SpongeBob and The Simpsons) are completely pointless. They don't even have meaning, humor, or intelligence, just a piece of crap. Shows were still going downhill by 95%, especially cartoons, and I'm thinking people just don't have any more good ideas for shows, because they are basically taken up by older shows.

Next, games. Thousands of games were ripoffs, there were games that were getting discontinued even though they were POPULAR. And there were online games that were taken out that were FUN. I can't believe someone would do that, or people that are just being idiots because they have nothing to do. Games that seem fun were not even fun or working at all. Lots of games were getting crashed, and the developers won't even fix it, they would just be lazy and ignorant.

Speaking of laziness and ignorance, lets talk about ...more

Oh yeah, because pop culture is so much more important than war, disease, and famine.

2013: Why This Year Sucks

It is not a surprise to see that The Sony PlayStation Defined the 5th Gen of Games. But how Bout The Ps2? It's Story is Even BIGGER. It was The Best invention That The World ever got.

But then, 2012 was the fate of the Ps2 in JPN. And then, Guess What Happened?

It got Discontinued in 2013 Worldwide. That made it kinda sad. The Ps2 Is the Gaming Triton. However I thought it could get better. But guess WHAT?

It Didn't get better. I saw annoying songs, Repeating Their Stupid Chorus On 96.1 and 99.7, And Then I wanted to find a pillow and slap myself 100 Times With it. Sure, There Were Good things on the radio like Counting Stars And Sail, But otherwise I was in radio hell 100.7.

And Then Guess What...
THEY SHUT DOWN TOONTOWN ONLINE! The best MMORPG Of All Time, Got Recently Shuttered By Disney. Disney, If you Guys Don't Start Acting Like the old Disney, Then I Will Scream Bloody Murder!

And Then It Got Worse YET ...more

My life for the past 10 years
2009: great year, I had a lot of fun 7/10
2010: awesome, I moved to Florida and made many friends there 8/10
2011: amazing, everything was so lit in that year 9/10
2012: great, not as fun as 2010 and 2011 but still a cool year 7/10
2013: Worst year of my life! Everything was going rock bottom in that year 1/10
2014: alright, not the best year ever but an big improvement of 2013 5/10
2015: good, I liked that year except for the last two months of the year 6/10
2016: sucks, that year was just plain out trash 3/10
2017: Terrific, I really loved that year because a lot of aw things happened to me 10/10
2018: good, I enjoyed that year except for February and the summer 6/10
2019: fine, it's has been a good and bad year 5/10

My life in a review
2005: born
2009: great 7/10
2010: great, it's slightly better than 2009 because I moved to Florida and made many friends there 7.1/10
2011: awesome 8/10
2012: amazing 9/10
2013: awful (Worst Year Ever! ) So many bad things were happening like 3rd grade, my and my cousin didn't get along, I was grounded for half of the year, Cartoons started to suck, and I had 2 mean teachers. The only things I liked about 2013 were the summer vacation and my sister was born. 2/10
2014: okay, really sucked at first but then got improved later on 4/10
2015: good 6/10
2016: sucks 3/10
2017: Best Year Of My Life! 10/10
2018: good 6/10
2019: alright 5/10

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13 1933

This should be on #2

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 - B1ueNew

This should be either #1 or #2, The Holocaust began!

Oh damn! This year the Holocaust started. I should have voted for this instead! - MChkflaguard_Yt

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14 1945

Make all the past years higher

1939-1945 was the worst!

This should go to #2

This should be #2

Make it to #2

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15 2009

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!

In 2016 even more celebrities died and 2017 wasn't much better and 2018 -- well, it's only January 7 and I already heard of 2 high-profile deaths. I'm from the future. Don't tell anyone. - allamassal

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. - anonygirl

To be honest, the late 2000s-2010 have pretty average music, but it has way too much autotune. 2011-2013 was okay, until 2014 came!

2009 was awful. For me, it was the worst year of my life. I was in the hospital for nearly a month, I got sick a lot, it was cloudy and gloomy just about every day, and songs got stuck in my head for hours and hours every single day, I had literally no friends, my teachers sucked, my Phillies lost the world series, and so much more! I was only 7 years old, but it was definitely the most depressing time of my life. I WAS SO HAPPY WHEN 2010 CAME! - Aha223

Ah boohoo. I'm sorry but that doesn't make this year worse than the Holocaust year. - B1ueNew

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16 2019

I will think we put this in to the worst year in the world history, because is the worst year in the spot. The worst year on YouTube, the worst year on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? , the worst year in Hong Kong, the worst year ever.
Top 10 worst years:
#10. 13.7 billion years ago - 1 billionth second after Big Bang
#9. 12 billion years ago
#8. 4.54 billion years ago
#7. 1967
#6. 2016
#5. 2019
#4. 65 million years ago
#3. 2 million years ago
#2. 5 billion years into future
#1. Googol years into future - maxwellli269

On August 3, 2019, Shooter of Anti Immigrants was beginning to shoot everyone and he leaves 22 dead and 24 injured at the Walmart. So they decided to stop selling their guns. On August 4, 2019, 1 AM, shooter we're beginning to shoot at the Dayton, Ohio, and leaves at 10 dead and 27 injured! That's why 2019 was the worst year whole life! - SpencerJC

August 3: 22 people shot dead at a Walmart in Texas.
August 4: 9 people killed by a shooter in Ohio. One of the victims was the sister of a gunman.
August 17: About 80 people were killed by a suicide bomber in a wedding at Kabul, Afghanistan.

Does it look like 2019 will a million times worse than 2016? Here's what happened!

From March 4-16, over 300 people died from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, South Africa, and Malawi. These numbers of deaths may not be accurate.

March 13 was when another school shooting took place at Brazil. In Sao Paolo, 10 people died including the students.

On March 15, 50 people were shot dead by a white supremacist killer. That took place at a Muslim Mosque in New Zealand.

March 18 was when 3 people died and 5 were injured on a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands. That was another bloody mass shooting that was unexpected.

So saddening to see everything else in the world fall apart. Wow. Unbelievable. I can't believe it.

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17 1861

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

The American Civil War Begun. - Check

18 2012

I lost my 3 years old son

My Actual Timeline:

Born on December 30, 1999

2000-2002: I was still a baby

2003-2006: I was a very little kid back then, and these years were still good for the most part and 2005 could have been better and I went to the Comphensive Learning Center School (a non profit private school for autism) and I was put to timeout a couple times and it sucked.

2007: Great year! My little sister was born

2008: Not good starting with my diabetes diagnosis and T.V. shows and networks and brands going downhill like SpongeBob, The Simpsons, Nickelodeon, DC Comics, Disney, Viacom, Paramount and other brands going downhill and they were lots of mediocre ass T.V. shows back then

2009: Pretty bad too, Not only the fate of Michael Jackson, my parents had a very small car and school for me was torture, though 2016 was also terrible because of celebrity deaths, mass shootings, and losing interest to logos

2010: Good for most of it, except for my sisters ...more

I bet cha in 10 years some people are probably gonna say "I miss the 2010s so much the 2020s suck! " now people are saying "I miss the 2000s and the 2010s suck! " right!

I wanna be a folk/rock singer in a couple or few more years, and hopefully my music will bring back the 80s/90s vibe.

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19 1241

It was so depressing... No one even cares about this year. Not even in your history textbook...

Good thing I was born 1240

This year was so bad because I didn't exist in that year.

The year the Mongols invaded Europe.

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20 2008

I almost passed away that year - TeamRocket747

This is the year that started this crappy generation. - ChalkZone777

This was the year a sort of second Great Depression was going in. - JoeBoi

This is the year in which a tsunami killed thousands of people. Need I say more? - MChkflaguard_Yt

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21 1912

Titanic sank. - MorlaTurtle8

April 15 was one of the worst days this year, as both the Titanic sank and Kim Il-sung was born. - Vancedapurpleguy

The Titanic sank and Kim Il-sung is born. - Vancedapurpleguy

The Titanic Sank in this year! On it’s Maiden Voyage and the designers of the ship were so stupid. - JoeBoi

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22 2011

The only decent years in this decade were probably 2010, 2011, and 2012, but everything else sucks!

This year ruined my life. I was in 8th grade (the worst school year of my life). My school treated me like a baby, and I was moved to "below average" classes when I wanted to be like everybody else. I got bullied and tormented to no end, and joining the internet wasn't any better. I had this monster troll who went on a trolling rampage and ruined a lot of people. Another terrible thing was that my cousin committed suicide around June 2011, right after I graduated middle school too. WORST Christmas ever too. I got NOTHING for Christmas other than... books. My parents said they wanted to give me "useful things" instead of things I WANT! - TheDelBel

2010s year rankings from worst to decent:
#1 - 2019
#2 - 2017
#3 - 2013
#4 - 2018
#5 - 2015
#6 - 2014
#7 - 2016
#8 - 2012
#9 - 2010
#10 - 2011

I really liked this year. Music got a little better. And the ones that were bad came from 2010. I got bullied this year but I always am, especially in 2014. But, the world hates this year! It's like mother nature just WANTS it to be bad. Natural disasters every where. Other than this it was a great ass year. I'm not gonna be a baby about my grandpa dying or celebrities going rehab or anything like that because who cares?

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23 1962

In 1962 Algeria Achieved Independence From France - Wobblygaming7

Adventureland opened that year

The world almost blew up.

This year was really bad

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24 1918

The World War ended then though.

The year that the Spanish flu occurred. - anonygirl

A century later, another flu epidemic is sweeping across the US. - Drewman1211

25 476

The fall of the Roman Empire - ethanmeinster

26 2005

The entire 2005 hurricane season, London bombings, etc. Overall, horrible year. - InfinateSuperstorm

Hello? The 7/7 bombings in London. The worst year for britain. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

For me:

1999: I was born that year

2000-2005: Great

2006-2008: Best Years Of My Life! (Nothing happened)

2009: Sucks

2010: Was Bad too

2011: It was okay (Nothing special)

2012: It was okay (Nothing special)

2013: HORRIBLE, Horrible, horrible year for me! I was forced to get braces, I had a very crappy school year, Frozen was released then, The teachers were mean back then, I was introduced to violent behaviors, Plus... CRINGEWORTHY FANBASES! I was glad that I finally quit the GoAnimate (GayAnimate) fan base to move on to Flash Animation

2014: Very Bad, but improved later on

2015: Meh, It was okay!

2016-present: Awful!

The year Young Money was formed.

At least Lil Wayne was good that year. You can't hate a year just because some small formed - AlphaQ

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27 1990

1990 told me One Direction had a bad smell. 1990 also said Lulu you the garbage. 1900 was a year in life where like dinosaurs flew to Paris and the Eiffel Tower grew legs and walked across the ocean to Antarctica and polar bears used Kelso's Choice wheel and people found out 1+1 was 11

Why it's on the list it's a great year

I was not alive. I was celebrating my -15th birthday

I still was not born yet,

28 1865

This was the year the Civil War ended but Abraham Lincoln was also assassinated while at a theater. - JoeBoi

Yye I was born in this years

This is a good year slavery was abolished in America. - coolguy101

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated this year - TeamRocket747

29 65,000,000 B.C

The year the dinosaurs went to lizard heaven

Stop adding Justin Bieber to every list.

Extinction of Dinosaurs - Mranonymously

Death to the age of dinosaurs. Birth of the age of mammals - MrCoolC

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30 1919

When the Spanish Flu Pandemic happened. - JoeBoi

Wasn't born

31 1347

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

This should be on #2

This should at least be #2

It should be #2

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32 1934
33 2500 B.C

The only bad thing I found out about 2500 B.C. is the Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic Period.

The beginning of civilisation..?

That was a very long time ago. Could you explain why this is even on here? - PhilTheCorgi


34 1520

Spanish massacre on Mexican Indians

35 252,000,000 B.C.

A mass extinction killed 95% of all life, worse than even the extinction that killed the dinosaurs!

Whats wrong with this year? - DumbFriesNub

36 1963

It was still the height of Beatlemania - micahisthebest

The year JFK was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Other than that, this year is what started the British Invasion. - JoeBoi

Rip jfk, you were awesome - EliHbk

John F. Kennedy was assassinated that year.

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37 1492

Spain discovered the Americas and a genocide began on Hispaniola.

38 1917

WW1 was still going though. And the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia started. - JoeBoi

America Enters World War I. October Revolution aka (Communist Revolution) - NegrosSuck

39 1953

The first war the USA never won, the Korean War ended with a stalemate

South korea allied with united States
North korea is enemies - SpencerJC

40 1968

1. Both MLK and RFK were assassinated and were shocked all around the world
2. Massive protests, civil unrests, and violences all over the country, esp. America
3. The politics were really polarized on that time
4. Civil Rights and racism were still on going
5. Vietnam War were still on going
6. Tet Offensive

Yep, definitely this is the REAL worst year in modern U.S. history. Why is this year is only on #40? It should be at least on top 10. 1968 was the year that America went crazy.

RIP Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, two great American voices for who were unjustly assassinated at a time their message for peace needed to be heard.

Ok, I could actually see this as being quite a bad year in America. I signaled increased violence both in Vietnam and in politics, and this honestly, was the biggest crisis year since the Civil War, in my opinion. There was massive polarization in politics, as the war, civil rights, and a deteriorating economy caused many problems.

The reason this was the biggest crisis since the Civil War, was because the wars that came during the end of the 19th and first half of the 20th century never threatened the actual unity of America (Even WW2, as the Japanese war goals specifically aimed for only our pacific holdings, at most we'd have lost those territories and Hawaii, but even that is doubtful). And the great depression, while horrible, did not seem to have any possibility to break up the country.

Most of the other years on this list are joke answers or hyperventilating about problems that just aren't that big, or are WAAAY to recent to even make a full judgment of.

Honestly, this was the year RFK and MLK were assassinated and the Vietnam War were still going. - JoeBoi

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41 2007

Until 2016 and 2017 came along, this was the most horrible year for me. Firstly, I lost my great-aunt that year due to bone cancer, my sister's second ginny pig also died that year, the summer was pretty boring at times, and I hated most of the autumn term of my third year at School.

Why is 2007 on this list? Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, Gundam 00, and Gurren Lagann all came out that year! - PerfectImpulseX

I actually liked this year. I got to go to Sea World that year. In December of 2007, I was sad because I did not want 2007 to end. - anonygirl

I was born too!

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42 4500 BC

The great pyramids of Giza were built. - MrCoolC

The last mammoth died - ikerevievs

Yeah but we can clone one ���"

43 1600

Cowards began universally using matchlocks. Boo

This is worst A. D for Sikhs region... In this year we saw inhumanity... we lose our 10th guru sahib's sahebjade

44 1981

What? This was a good year! Metallica became a band - DoroExploro13

45 1942

This needs more votes. It was the peak of the Axis powers and a terrible time.

Great disney movie called: Bambi its came released from 1942 during World War 2
Also still germany fighting in war - SpencerJC

46 1800
47 1836

The year that the Texan Revolution started.

48 400,000,000

Dude, this is in the future. We're not even on the year 400,000,000 yet. If we were, the world will end. - PhilTheCorgi

The world is gone by then.

Ummm... is this year real?

THE END OF THE WORLD! (by the way we aren’t in that year yet, dude)

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49 1776

By far the worst year ever, it was the year the US declared its independence, and that is enough to hate this year already. The US was a nation which has built itself through genocide and imperialism. No other country in history has caused as much misery as this one. It has plundered the African continent with Neo-Colonialism, killed millions through genocide (See Native Americans), and it has indirectly killed millions more through the installation of dictatorships. Even in its own borders, the US has failed to secure a minimum standard of living for its own people. We see poverty in the US, homelessness, starvation, and misery (in the richest country in the world). The US keeps its populace in a state of total indoctrination. It kills people who fight for the betterment of Americans and all peoples. (See Fred Hampton) It sabotages organizations which fight for civil rights. (See COINTELPRO)

In Indonesia, the US organized a coup that resulted in the installation of a dictator ...more

US Got Independence From Britain (UK) - Wobblygaming7

Some salty Brits I see

We lost the lower part of America

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50 1948

This had the worst presidential election upset. And that was the time where Truman beat Dewey to win reelection. There was a mistake in one of the newspapers. The mistake was that it said this: DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN

What a horrible election.

North korea got its independence this year.. - CoolKidsClub

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