☠️ A 2020 death
🇺🇸 American politics or politicans
📺 Relating to TV or movies
On January 15, Netflix released Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.
The basketball legend died in a helicopter crash at the end of January.
On Feb. 8, three days after the Senate acquitted Trump of impeachment charges, the US Senate Wikipedia page got more views than any other page got on any day of the year.
US Senate, again
The US Senate page was the most-viewed for every day in March. With a total of 67 days at the top, it was the most-read page for 18% of the year. It was likely from bot traffic.
A false claim spread in April that Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo thought Covid-19 was manufactured by the Chinese.
Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, two well-known Indian actors, died on consecutive days at the end of the month.
Views of Alexander Hamilton’s page spiked at the beginning of July after Disney released the eponymous musical onto its streaming platform.
The Democratic presidential nomination
In mid-August, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were selected to be the Democratic Party’s candidates for US president and vice-president.
The Black Panther star passed away from cancer at the end of August.
A Netflix release sparked interest in the Watts family murders, while ITV’s Des made the page for serial killer Dennis Nilsen most-viewed.
In November, top pages reflected the election of Joe Biden as US president, and Trump’s loss.