Worst Years In History

The Top Ten Worst Years In History

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

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

Well nah you don't say there nothing to do in 19 century no video games no nothing

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

He's not Hitler. Has Donald Trump killed 12 million Jews, gays, communist, Catholics, etc.? I don't think so. - aj2005

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

I swear this year was cursed. It was full of mass shootings and thousands got killed in Syria, many died in the Brussels attacks, a lot of celebrities passed away, Brexit will affect the UK, and not in a good way, why did so many terrible things happen this year? I thought 2015 was depressing, and then this happens! If 2017 follows up to be the same, then that's it. I'm giving up with life. There are just too many killings going on and it just has to stop. It's no surprise why the suicide rate in people today has got so much higher.

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.

Black death is not worse than "crap music" you little crybabies. - AlphaQ

None of us remember it why is it on this list anyway

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.

Right, because the beginning of a world war is way better than crappy music. Any pretentious and spoiled idiots voting for 2013 and 2014 ought to be ashamed of themselves. - DCfnaf

It's basically the cause of everything bad in the 20th century. Sure we don't know what technology would be like without the cold war, but it would have stopped the holocaust and Russian Revolution.

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

5 1941

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

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?

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

if dinosaures wouldn't be extinct we would probably woulnt be dominant today!

6 2001

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

I hate how people hate this year because of 9/11, yet they never heard about the millions who got slaughtered in the second Congo war back then, 9/11 is sad because American people died there, if the planes boomed the twin towers in Malaysia nobody would remember it. - Votebotingsucks

9/11 kinda ruined the year, but other than that, it was a good year. Monsters Inc, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Fairly Odd Parents, Jimmy Neutron, etc. - Maddox121

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

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

Populism began to strike.
Migrant crisis led to more racism.
Terrorism spread throughout the world.

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

It's mainly personal preference, Robin Williams dying is nothing compared to 6 million Jews. - Maddox121

8 1929

The depression began, some people might say it's decent due to the rise in popularity of Mickey Mouse and the foundation of the Looney Tunes, but it's a depression alright. - Maddox121

That year 1929 became an economic depression which became a blow to the United States. 2007-2008 became a financial crisis.

This was the stock market crash yet is somehow lower than 2016, 2017 and 2013. - DarkBoi-X

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

9 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

I only came here for Emoji Movie but it might be awful that this generation sucked now. Fidget Spinners, Dabs, Emojis, Memes. Why should'nt people need to build a time machine already?! It's already a dystopian place for both entertainment and society!

10 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

Terrible music and culture in general. When I truly understood that things weren't fun anymore

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 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.

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.

I know right. A lot of my family members died this year and in 2019 too. However, this year is not terrible to me since that MegaCon convention on May 2018 was fun and I got to meet a lot of celebrities there. Hurricane michael was the worst though and destroyed out apartment. - Matress

Basically it was 2019 2.0 not any difference toxic people politics started getting worse . - Kyanazadissogreat

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.

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

Had a tough time at school cause I switched from Montessori to private . - Kyanazadissogreat

13 1933

The Holocaust began. It was a horrible time to be Jewish.

I hate 1933 its when the Nazis got their power

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

Number 1 now bro

14 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. - chessman6500

Well, it's when world war 2 still had a lot of people dead but it ended that year so.. Eh - FerrariDude64

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

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

15 2012

I lost my 3 years old son

Why is 2012 here? It was one of my best years so far, great time for Dubstep, shows, and everything.

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

2012 was unarguably the worst year ever, I hate 2012 with a harsh burning passion, 2012 should be ranked #1 for worst years ever. - EpicTime9012

16 2009

2009 is great, 2004 is my favorite year but crazy deadliest tsunami happened. RIP to everyone

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

I was born. Here is every year of ny life.

2009: neutral. I was born barely in. I came early. I was supposed to come on January 18.

2010: bad. I started to eat poop thinking its chocolate

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

17 2019

2019 = Almost the worst year of my lifetime.


1. Google+ shutting down

2. Lots of celebrities dying (for example: Cameron Boyce), I know that my mom says I do not know these celebrities, but it is still sad to see them go :'(

3. Uber accident on March 27

4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold

5. I had a painful zit in my ear so I got it treated in September of that year

6. My driver did not take me home on June 5th

7. My late drivers on January 2 and September 23

8. Super Bowl 53

9. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Frozen II

10. My driver being late on the first day of school which made me run behind in my schedule at school

11. I was non compliant during Reading Mastery at school, because I had a cold back then, so I took a day off.

12. My driver did not get to school on time in the afternoon, so my mom picked me up on 9/26/2019

Though 2019 did feel a little the same as 2017 ...more

Here are the reasons resaid.
1. A website shutting down
2. A few celebrities you liked dying
3. An accident started in 2018
4. A movie
5. A solved problem
6. You missing the bus
7. Late buses
8. A Super Bowl
9. More movies
10. A late bus
11. Another solved problem
12. More late buses
Seriously, these are some of the worst reasons I've ever read to hate the year. They're just bad movies, a few dead celebrities (which have happened basically every year), problems that eventually got solved, a bad super bowl, a few times you missed the bus or it was late and something that happened, or at least started, in 2018. Like that's totally worse than the World Wars and the Black Plague. - Bammer73

Lets rate every year in the 10s:
2010: average (7/10)
2011: average (7/10)
2012: there were good parts and bad parts to this year, though the lows were fairly low (5.5/10)
2013: things got wack at school and home, had issues throughout the year, got bullied at camp (4.5/10)
2014: things began to get better, my personal life started to improve, I had a lot of major events that impacted me greatly (8/10)
2015: completely underrated year, my personal life was at a peak, but not it's only, I was constantly having and doing epic things, got a couple medals, everything was good, I was happy (9/10)
2016: worst year ever, trump was elected, celebrities died, struggles beyond belief and mistakes impacted me majorly (1/10)
2017: very good year, I was happy, my personal life hit another peak, my summer was all fun and to myself, I basically got to mess around the whole year and get good grades, very sad when new year's came around (11/10)
2018: similar to 2015, I found ...more

2019 = Almost the worst year of my lifetime!

Here are the reasons:

1. My driver did not take me home on June 5th

2. YouTube's New Terms of Service Policy which Is Very Greedy

3. Lots of good celebrities died (for example. Cameron Boyce), I know my mom says I don't really know these celebrities, but it's still sad to see them go... :'(

4. My Driver Did Not Get To School On November 18th and 21st so My Mom drove me instead

5. Dora and the Lost City of Gold

6. I had a painful zit in my ear canal, so I got it treated on September 4th

7. My driver did not get to school on September 26th, so My mom picked me up that day.

8. Uber Accident on March 27, 2019

9. Google+ shutting down

10. I ran late on September 3, 2019, so I ran behind my schedule at school.

Though 2019 may feel a little the same as 2017, regarding this story.

Let's hope the 2020s can have an 80s/90s comeback!

Toxic year . People that I have been at school were rude to me for no reason. - Kyanazadissogreat

18 476

The fall of the Roman Empire - ethanmeinster

19 1347

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

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. - ethanmeinster

Black plague, people. You don't want to be there

This should be in the top 5

20 2008

2008 marked the worst year for the global economy due to the Financial Crisis that destroyed the prosperity of every country in the world. Businesses were affected, closed down which was the impact whereas Federal Banks struggled to cooperate with the scarce resources. The Bush Administration still had something up with their sleeves and they were the reason why it happened. I believe Soros was also partially responsible.

The robbery in my hometown plus my own school had an epic shooting active shooter event

Pretty mediocre year, but it is not as bad as 2009. I was 9 years old in 2008. - anonygirl

The financial crisis. The writer's strike. The release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Need I say more?

So one mediocre movie is bad enough to make you vote for this year? - B1ueNew

21 1861

The American Civil War Begun. - Check

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

Why isn’t this on top 10?

22 2020

How should I describe 2020, despite being in the third month?

Well, the beginning of the year was a terrible start, to say the least, that is only getting worse. Australia has been on fire, at the start, and our president of the United States has increased tensions with Iran. Donald Trump is going to ruin everyone, and it shows that he's one of the dumbest world-leaders in history, a man who inherited money from his father, and he cheated on his university and three wives. He's a con-man, a phony, and a bigot who is unfit for office, and he wants loyalty from everyone since he's a big loner. The Coronavirus has been getting more mainstream in the middle of January, and everyone is freaking out so hard since the world has been in chaos. Our president is making Americans more unsafe of the virus, and he's going to push the entire economy into danger, despite of wanting to give every American citizen a thousand dollars a month as a response to the virus.

Don't get me ...more - BurnAux

A fire destroyed Australia.
What a beautiful way to start the year - OnyxtheOcelot

Good year for Music

Everything else.. CRAP!

1. Coronavirus causing major (possibly long term) national lock downs worldwide

2. The US and Iran continuously antagonising each other dangerously

3. Australia's Bush Fire causing major damage to the habitat

4. Rising Hate Crimes

5. Decreasing Marketing Profit worldwide

6. Many flights cancelled without refund

Please get me out of this hell hole! Fast!

This needs to he in the top 10 asap! All because of the awful Coronavirus ruining everyone's lives. They are saying it could take a year for all of this to end!

23 1918

The year that the Spanish flu occurred. - anonygirl

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

The World War ended then though.

24 536

This year apparently was covered in darkness. Multiple volcano eruptions and Einstein and many other famous philosophers agree this was THE WORST YEAR EVER. Famine, plagues and more this year is the worst year ever.

This year was bad. Hope history never repeats because I don't want to live in 1-1900

I heard it was bad.

Giant volcano eruption led to mass starvation. proven to be the worst year in human history to be alive. - beb

25 1241

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

The year the Mongols invaded Europe.

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

Good thing I was born 1240

26 2011

Worst year because the most important man in the universe died; RIP Steve Jobs. - QueenieAG

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

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?

Oh man, between all the other bad things that happened, the awful failed Nintendo 3DS came out. - MandythePirate

27 1912

The Sinking of the Titanic.

Just to reply to a dumbass that replied to your comment

"pOOr goOd RiCH baD" - USGC

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

Sinking of the Titanic

But oreos were invented other than that this year sucked

28 1962

Adventureland opened that year

The world almost blew up.

This year was really bad

In 1962 Algeria Achieved Independence From France - Wobblygaming7

29 1816

Um.. HELLO! You know when its cold in May and people figuratively say that summer wont come?
Well, this was the year that IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED! 90% of world crops died during this too.

The year without a summer. Horrible event. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

This should be in the top 5

30 2005

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

Hurricane Katrina. Caused so much money in damage. Hopefully the southeast doesn't deal with that again.

31 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,

32 1865

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

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

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated this year - TeamRocket747

Yye I was born in this years

33 1815

In April 1815, Mount Tambora in Indonesia erupted. It was not only the most powerful eruption in recorded history, but it was also the deadliest. As many as 100,000 people were killed in the direct impact, and it led to far more deaths afterwards. The Mount Tambora eruption led to the Year Without A Summer (1816), which caused failed crops, mass starvation, and a cholera pandemic.

Little, Becky. “The Deadliest Volcanic Eruption in History.” History.com, A&E Television Networks,
16 Jan. 2018, www.history.com/news/the-deadliest-volcanic-eruption-in-history. - crazycoollady1999

34 1934

Holocaust began! - qeq

35 65,000,000 B.C

The year the dinosaurs died.

The year the dinosaurs went to lizard heaven

Stop adding Justin Bieber to every list.

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

36 1917

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

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

37 1919

When the Spanish Flu Pandemic happened. - JoeBoi

Wasn't born

38 252,000,000 B.C.

Top 5 REAL worst years in history:

1. 65m BCE (dinosaur extinction; aka the worst year in non-human history)
2. 252m BCE (95% of mass extinction)
3. 1939 (wwii; aka the worst year in human history)
4. 1914 (wwi)
5. 1346 (black plague)

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

Whats wrong with this year? - DumbFriesNub

39 2500 B.C

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

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

The beginning of civilisation..?


40 1520

Spanish massacre on Mexican Indians

41 1492

Spain discovered the Americas and a genocide began on Hispaniola.

Chritophber Columbus

42 1963

JFK was shot, but it was also the year the Beatles became the biggest band in the world! - 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.

43 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.

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Assassination of Robert Kennedy
Earthquake in Sicily kills 231 people
Tet offensive in Vietnam

44 1953

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

Sexist war ii began! - qeq

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

45 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.

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 in 1999, my favorite years were 2007-2012, except 2009. So I say 2013 was when I noticed things were starting to suck. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 were crap and this year has nothing really exciting going on, I don't have much hope for 2019, but 2020 might be great though.

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

46 4500 BC

The last mammoth died - ikerevievs

The great pyramids of Giza were built. - MrCoolC

Yeah but we can clone one ���"

47 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

48 1981

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

49 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

50 1619

It’s sad how nobody cares about the year 1619. That year was the beginning of the African slavery in America. This needs to be at least in top 5. - eugenexscell

awful year

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