The Cubs Parade Was 7th Largest Gathering in Human History. Here’s the Top 10
After a 108-year drought, the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 MLB World Series. The resulting parade through the city of Chicago on November 4th drew an estimated 5 million people, making it the 7th largest gathering in human history, and the biggest ever in the Western Hemisphere!
Now you’re probably wondering if that was only the 7th largest, what were the other events that drew even more people? Here are the top 10 largest gatherings in human history as of November 2016.
#10 Hajj pilgrimage, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 2012 (3 million)
#9 Rod Stewart concert, Rio de Janeiro, 1994 (3.5 million)
#8 Funeral of Gamal Abdel Nasser, Cairo, 1970 (5 million)
#7 Cubs World Series parade, Chicago, 2016 (5 million)
#6 World Youth Day, Manila, 1995 (5 million)
#5 Pope Francis, Manila, 2015 (6 million)
#4 Funeral of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran, 1989 (10 million)
#3 Funeral of C.N. Annadurai, India, 1969 (15 million)
#2 Arba’een festival, Iraq, 2014 (17 million)
#1 Kumbh Mela pilgrimage, India, 2013 (30 million)