Not-so-happy birthday to you...

We've all had some disappointing birthdays. Just remember, even if a loved one forgets your big day or no one shows up to your party, it could be worse.

Way worse -- like when one man allegedly hired an undercover police officer to carry out a hit on his own wife as a "present" to himself.

Turns out people have been "celebrating" turning a year older in odd -- and sometimes unfortunate -- ways for a while.

Check out some of the worst birthday mishaps in the past years.

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  • Strippers From Mom?

    As it turns out, strippers and underage teens do not the perfect birthday party make. New York mother Judy Viger <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/judy-viger-new-york-mother-arrested-buying-strippers-sons-16th-birthday_n_2718279.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular">allegedly organized and paid for a stripper surprise for her son's 16th birthday.</a>

  • Evil Birthday Crown

    Here's an interesting way to traumatize your child: Dominic Deville <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/08/evil-clown-birthday-surprise-dominic-deville_n_1499369.html">rents himself out as an "evil birthday clown" who leaves scary notes for your children, </a>warning them that they're being watched and that they'll soon be attacked.

  • Present Idea: Dead Wife?

    Jorge Victorino-Vazquez allegedly hired an undercover police officer to carry out a hit on his own wife...<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/jorge-victorino-vazquez-arrested-hit-man-birthday-present_n_1451885.html">as a "birthday present" to himself. </a>

  • Tasered A Cop

    Jesse Alexander Wright was arrested after the inebriated birthday boy allegedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/25/jesse-wright-taster-turned-on-officer_n_2759686.html?utm_hp_ref=crime">turned a Taser back on an officer who was trying to subdue him.</a>

  • What A Dive

    80-year-old Laverne Everett decided to go skydiving for her birthday when <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/26/laverne-everett-80-year-old-woman-skydiving-harness-video_n_1547933.html">she nearly fell out of her harness.</a>

  • Birthday Beer Fiasco

    A 94-year-old German man had to be escorted back to his Munich hospital bed after he broke out to celebrate his birthday at a beer hall. Jen Markham explains why beer just doesn't taste the same in a hospital bed.

  • Worst Birthday Card Ever

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/07/controversial-bigger-boobies-hallmark-card-angry-protests_n_2259714.html">A Hallmark UK card caused uproar on Twitter.</a> Created by company Arnold Barton, it read, "You're 13 today! If you had a rich boyfriend he'd give you diamonds and rubies. Well, maybe next year you will - when you've bigger boobies!"

  • If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say...

    Police arrested a carpenter who questioned whether Zimbabwe's president (pictured) still had the strength to <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/zimbabwe-mugabe-balloon-arrest_n_1309185.html">blow up balloons at his 88th birthday celebrations.</a>