☠️ A 2020 death

😷 Coronavirus

🇺🇸 American politics or politicans

📺 Relating to TV or movies

January

Aaron Hernandez

On January 15, Netflix released Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.

Kobe Bryant

The basketball legend died in a helicopter crash at the end of January.

February

US Senate

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.

March

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.

April

Tasuku Honjo

A false claim spread in April that Nobel Prize winner Tasuku Honjo thought Covid-19 was manufactured by the Chinese.

Indian stars

Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, two well-known Indian actors, died on consecutive days at the end of the month.

May

George Floyd

The American Black man was killed by police on May 25, sparking worldwide demonstrations about racial injustice and police brutality.

Black Lives Matter

Many top pages in June were related to the Black Lives Matter movement and Black heritage, with particular interest in Juneteenth.

June

Disney’s Hamilton

Views of Alexander Hamilton’s page spiked at the beginning of July after Disney released the eponymous musical onto its streaming platform.

July

Notable deaths

A number of public figures passed away in July, including civil rights leader John Lewis, and Glee actress Naya Rivera.

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.

August

Chadwick Boseman

The Black Panther star passed away from cancer at the end of August.

September

Crime TV

A Netflix release sparked interest in the Watts family murders, while ITV’s Des made the page for serial killer Dennis Nilsen most-viewed.

Supreme Court

Long-time US supreme court justice and gender equality activist Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September. She was replaced by Amy Coney Barrett.

October

US Election

In November, top pages reflected the election of Joe Biden as US president, and Trump’s loss.

November

Diego Maradona

The internationally renowned footballer died at the end of November, knocking Trump off a 14-day streak as most-read page.

MacKenzie Scott

Scott, one of the richest women in the world, announced on Dec. 15, that she had given away $4.2 billion to 384 organizations.

December