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Other Hurricanes

1780 Oct. 10–16, Barbados, West Indies: “The Great Hurricane of 1780” killed 20,000–22,000 p…

U.S. Tornadoes

Find a list of the most deadly and intense tornadoes in the U.S. with casualty information. 1840 May 6, Natchez, Miss.: tornado struck heart of the city, killing 317 and inj…

Typhoons

Below is a list of the strongest and deadliest typhoons since 1900. Typhoons are cyclones that occur over the West Pacific Ocean. Hurricanes and typhoons ha…

Fires and Explosions

Worst U.S. Forest Fires Whether you're talking about forest fires or kitchen fires, factory explosions or arson, when fires get out of control, the damage can be devastating.…

Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks Since 1833 Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Mysterious DisappearancesSee also: The SultanaThe Ti…

Aircraft Crashes

Find a list of the worst aircraft crashes in the world, including the Hindenburg disaster and the Sept 11, 2001, attacks. (See also Terrorist Attacks.) 1921 Aug. 24, England…

Railroad Accidents

While trains are convenient for travel and for transporting goods, they have become a greater danger over the years as their speed…

Oil Spills and Disasters Timeline

The following list includes major oil spills since 1967. The circumstances surrounding the spill, amount of oil spilled, and the attendant environmental damage is also given. 1967 …

The 84th Academy Award Nominees

Where have you seen that Oscar nominee before? What other movies has that actor been in? Read biographies of the major nominees. And the Nominees Are... Best …

Sports Disasters

Dates and details of major disasters in sports 1955June 11, Le Mans, France: racing car in Grand Prix hurtled into grandstand, killing 82 spectators.1964May 24, Lima, Peru: mo…