An UNREAL Amount Of People Showed Up To The Cubs Parade

Sports and Bets — November 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm by



As I blogged about earlier this week, the TV ratings were through the roof for this series. And the 5 million people that attended the Cubs parade made it the 7th largest gathering in human history, and largest in the Western Hemisphere. Unbelievable.


Here are the top ten largest turnouts in human history, via Fox32:

  1. Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, India, 2013 – 30 million
  2. Arbaeen festival, Iraq, 2014 – 17 million
  3. Funeral of CN Annadurai, India, 1969 – 15 million
  4. Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, 1989 – 10 million
  5. Papal gathering in the Philippines, 2015 – 6 million
  6. World Youth Day, 1995 – 5 million
  7. Chicago Cubs World Series celebration – 5 million
  8. Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, 1970 – 5 million
  9. Rod Stewart concert, Brazil, 1994 – 3.5 million
  10. Hajj pilgrimage, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 2012 – 3 million
  11. Anti-war march, Rome, 2003 – 3 million


To put this all into perspective, the Ravens had approximately 200,000 people turn out for the parade after winning the 2013 Super Bowl, which means the Ravens had 4% of the amount of people that the Cubs did.



Bonus highlight reel play right here:

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