Is anyone else getting the feeling that this month might not be the best time to go out clubbing? - Nightclub fire kills at least 39 - Feb. 21, 2003. I mean, first there was that stampede in chi-town, and now this. [Jen]: This reminded me of the Happy Land social club fire of 1990. It was arson, but the club had been cited for building violations. Read more here. [Jake]: of course, the worse club disaster was the infamous Cocoanut Grove Fire in Boston in 1942, where almost 500 people died.