Worst Years In History

The Top Ten

1 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 - TopTenJackson

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

This Is My Opinion For Those Past 12 years:

2006: Amazing! (8/10)
2007: Awesome! - Best year of my life, I wish it was 2007 again. (10/10)
2008: Pretty mediocre year, but it was not as bad as 2009, I was only 8 years old in 2008 (3/10)
2009: Sucks! It was actually a pretty bad year, bad stuff happening in my life and bad stuff happening in the world (ex. Michael Jackson's death, Nickelodeon got rid of their orange slime logo, Analog T.V. is gone, SpongeBob was at his worst, etc). The only thing I miss about 2009 is the Toy Story toys back then and one of my cousins was born then. (2/10)
2010: Ok! I didn't care for this year either, by any means, it wasn't as great as 2007, but it was still better than 2009 (3/10)
2011: Good, This was a good year and a bad year, but it was an improvement from 2009-10, but semi-bad! (7/10)
2012: Average. It was a good year and a bad year, but some parts were bad like Hurricane Sandy, and my great grandfather died, but other than ...more

This is why 2016 was the worst year for me:

-I got falsely accused for stuff that I didn't do at a party. (While this is a very common occurrence in the family), it lead to the point where MY ENTIRE FAMILY ENDED UP YELLING AT ME
-I got sunburned WAY too easily (even on CLOUDY DAYS! )
-My mom's overprotection level went UP TO ELEVEN when it comes to sunscreen (I had to wear it EVEN WHEN I WAS JUST GETTING IN AND OUT OF THE CAR)
-I didn't go anywhere fun for my summer vacation
-I went on a boring cruise to Boston and Bermuda and while I was in Boston a lady was being rude to me when I had trouble with the subway
-I got sick after my cruise and was sick for 2 days
-My mom confined me in the house the ENTIRE SUMMER due to reason #3

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2 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

This should be on #1

NOT 2016

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3 1350

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.

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

This is Satan's birthday since he is 666 years old

THIS should be NUMBER 1

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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.

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.

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

This should be on NUMBER 1

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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

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

First it was Aaliyah's death, then 9/11. Aaliyah, we want you back! :( - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

I was born this year! In fact, I was born 8/11. Notice something? A month before 9/11 unfortunately. I was problematic even in my mom's womb! I'm sorry mom that I came a week late and I caused you so much pain and tore ya up with my big ass head! - KianaLexi

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6 1941

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

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

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

I think this should be at least number 2.

1941, with the Pacific and Eastern Front in WW2, made the Western Front look like a playground in 1939. - Call

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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 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

2014 was the worst year of my life too! I had nothing big going on. I was bullied and rormented at work and someone jumped in my face. I was cut in my face with a key also by someone. Besides that, it was non eventful whatsoever.

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8 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

The 2010s really suck, I want the 1990s and the 2000s back

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9 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 - TopTenJackson

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

What can I say about this year?! There's absolutely nothing positive for me to say about this year! This was the absolute worst year in music. It really was. It was a time where music just didn't seem to matter anymore. Rap started getting worse and worse, rock almost seemed to disappear completely, country was barely recognizable, Miley Cyrus made a come back (an even worse come back), Justin Bieber was at his worst again, there's absolutely nothing redeemable about this year! Nothing!

RIP my grandmother who would've been 60 this year... It's been 5 years and I still mourn her. I feel bad for my mom because she was so close to her and her father abandoned her all 37(at that time) years of her life. But Christmas 2012, I knew and had a feeling she was going to die soon because she was on dialysis, she lost her ability to walk, and she looked extremely sick! I look so much like my grandma and I have her hair texture and her dark complexion according to my mom. She was a beautiful strong woman. I love you, grandma and someday I'll be heaven with you and MJ as well. She was a huge Michael Jackson fan. Once she died, I think her soul went to me. Since she was a huge music fan, once she died, I started singing and getting into music. Lately, I've gotten into piano and I got a small one from a flea market and I'm learning by myself. It is hard. - KianaLexi

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10 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.

The Great Depression started in the USA and it was one of the biggest economic disasters in history. Read The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, or watch the movie with Henry Fonda. - Metal_Treasure

1929 - Great Depression
2014 - Bad trends and Ebola (which has been around for centuries)
2014 ranks higher than 1929
*Slow clap* - isaaonrtdmtr

This should be on #1, because of the Great Depression

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11 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

2016 and 2017 are the worst years for me. I've lost many friends, some were fake to me or some transferred and never spoke to me again. These years are possibly the lowest points of my depression. I've felt suicidal many times and even this year I've felt suicidal. The worst part is that I had no one I trusted to talk to and I had to deal with my problems alone. Please 2019 must be a good year! I'm sick of all of the negativity and loss surrounding me! I must get out of the environment of careless people... - KianaLexi

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12 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

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13 2009

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

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

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

This should be #2 or #3 at the most, this year started the ruckus that we are in now.

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14 1933

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

I hate 1933 its when the Nazis got their power

Number 1 now bro


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15 1861

The American Civil War Begun. - Check

16 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

My favorite years were (2007-2012) except 2009. So, I will say "2013" was when I noticed things were starting to suck. 2013 and 2014 were crap, and 2015 has nothing super exciting going on and I do think 2016 was terrible because of losing interest to logos, celebrities dying and Trump being president, and 2017 is currently my worst year. But this year seems to be a little better, but 2020 will be great though!

Outside of Hurricane Sandy and the natural disasters of terror, 2012 wasn't that bad of a year anyways, For me personally, it was alright.. I know a lot of bad things happened that year (like Sandy Hook and Hurricane Sandy), but there were good things about that year too.

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17 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.

Wow. Just wow. This year is just getting started. As far as I'm concerned, about a dozen or more people died in the mudslides at Santa Barbara County right after the wildfires. That was in Southern Cali right after the December 2017 wildfires. There will be more carnage afterwards. I'm not kidding. Don't expect 2018 to be a safe year.

This year has only just started! Why would you put it on this list? You people are being ridiculous. You did this with 2017 as well. And where is it? It's not on this list. Because it turned out to not be such a bad year. Once this year is over, THEN you can decide. Stop judging everything as a bad year in a few days!

I have cut marks on my arms from January that is still there. I have to be in public with the cuts on my arms especially when the weather has been unbearably hot. I think people are judging me... I've entered this year hysterically crying... The only good things about 2018 for me is that I did extremely good all of my exams, I had the highest grades ever, and I'm a 12th grader now and I've recently turned 17 on 8/11. - KianaLexi

August 16, 2018: Aretha Franklin is dead.

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18 2008

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

Yes, you need to say more. A movie isn't really a good reason to hate a year. - Jasmine21064

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

The year when both my uncle on my mom's side and my grandmother on my dad's side died. And the financial crisis happened. But at least Obama was elected. I was 4 years old then. - allamassal

This was a pretty bad year

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19 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

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20 1912

The Sinking of the Titanic.

And a bunch of rich people died, which is a good thing, in my opinion. - RecklessGreed

Sinking of the Titanic

But oreos were invented other than that this year sucked

This is on here only because the titanic sinking happend

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21 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

My opinions since 2010:

Early 2010: Bad
Mid 2010: Meh!
Late 2010: Meh!
Final: Mediocre

Early 2011: No very good
Mid 2011: Meh!
Late 2011: Meh!
Final: Meh!

Early 2012: Bad
Mid 2012: Okay
Late 2012: Okay, I guess
Final: Okay

Early 2013: Okay
Mid 2013: Bad
Late 2013: Awkward (I started secondary school) Still okay
Final: Meh!

Early 2014: Terrible
Mid 2014: Terrible
Late 2014: Meh!
Final: Terrible

Early 2015: Meh!
Mid 2015: Great!
Late 2015: Epic (One of the most relaxing moments since 2009)
Final: Great!

Early 2016: It would of been good if bad things didn't happened (Meh! )
Mid 2016: Okay except everything started to change since May
Late 2016: Okay!
Final: Meh!

Early 2017: Bad
Mid 2017: Very bad
Late 2017: Okay
Final: Bad

Early 2018: Very bad (70 km/h wind gusts, cold April and other stuff)
Mid 2018: Bad
2018: Pretty bad - LeRoiDesSapins

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22 1962

Adventureland opened that year

This year was really bad

In 1962 Algeria Achieved Independence From France - Wobblygaming7

He died in 63

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23 476

The fall of the Roman Empire - ethanmeinster

24 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. - ethanmeinster

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

This should be in the top 5

2018 is already above 1347. Wow. - allamassal

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25 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,

26 1865

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated this year - TeamRocket747

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

Yye I was born in this years

27 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.

28 1981

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

29 65,000,000 B.C

The year the dinosaurs died.

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

That year is not here

The year that Lavos came to the earth.

30 1919
31 1934
32 1520

Spanish massacre on Mexican Indians

33 2500 B.C

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


34 1492
35 1953

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

Actually Red Cloud's War was the first war they never won. From 1866 to 1868. - AStumpedHuman

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

36 1917

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

37 252,000,000 B.C.
38 2007

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.

2007 is like one of my favorite years, I will never forget all of the fun times that I really had in 2007.

I was born too!

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39 1968

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

Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. were assassinated that year. - anonygirl

Bring it higher! Mlk died, bob kennedy died, and riots all over the country!

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40 4500 BC

The last mammoth died - ikerevievs

Yeah but we can clone one ���"

41 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

42 1800
43 1942

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

44 1836

The year that the Texan Revolution started.

45 400,000,000

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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46 1969

Um hello? This is the year where we pioneered into space. I don't know what I was thinking stumbling upon this pessimistic list.

The year Sharon Tate died.

One of the most brutal mass murders occured

47 1963

Rip jfk, you were awesome - EliHbk

John F. Kennedy was assassinated that year.

But the up side martin luther king jr the speech I had a drem

48 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

Some salty Brits I see

We lost the lower part of America

US Got Independence From Britain (UK) - Wobblygaming7

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49 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

50 1900

When the worst storm in history hit Galveston and surrounding areas killing 6-8000 people

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