January
1
โ˜ ๏ธ
MF Doom
2
๐Ÿ“บ
Bridgerton
3
๐Ÿ“บ
Bridgerton
4
โ˜ ๏ธ
Tanya Roberts
5
โ˜ ๏ธ
Tanya Roberts
6
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Jon Ossoff
8
๐Ÿ’ฐ
Elon Musk
9
๐Ÿ’ฐ
Elon Musk
10
๐Ÿˆ
Taylor Heinicke
11
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Insurrection Act of 1807
12
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Donald Trump
13
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Donald Trump
14
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Donald Trump
15
๐Ÿ“บ
Wanda­Vision
16
๐Ÿ“บ
Richard Ramirez
17
โ˜ ๏ธ
Phil Spector
18
โ˜ ๏ธ
Phil Spector
19
๐Ÿ“บ
Richard Ramirez
20
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Joe Biden
21
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
22
โ˜ ๏ธ
Hank Aaron
23
โ˜ ๏ธ
Larry King
24
โ˜ ๏ธ
Larry King
25
๐Ÿˆ
Patrick Mahomes
26
๐Ÿ’ธ
Larry Hillblom
27
โ˜ ๏ธ
Cloris Leachman
28
โ˜ ๏ธ
Cloris Leachman
29
โ˜ ๏ธ
Cicely Tyson
30
โ˜ ๏ธ
Sophie (musician)
31
โ˜ ๏ธ
Sophie (musician)

Elon Musk

๐Ÿ’ฐ

Investors driving Teslaโ€™s stock higher allowed Musk to overtake Amazonโ€™s Jeff Bezos as the worldโ€™s richest person.

American politics

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

American politics and politicians dominated many of the top articles in January. First, the attack on the US capitol then weeks later, the inauguration of Joe Biden as president.

February
1
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Royal Rumble (2021)
2
โ˜ ๏ธ
Dustin Diamond
3
โ˜ ๏ธ
Captain Tom
4
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Marjorie Taylor Greene
5
โ˜ ๏ธ
Christopher Plummer
6
โ˜ ๏ธ
Christopher Plummer
7
๐Ÿˆ
Patrick Mahomes
8
๐Ÿˆ
Tom Brady
9
โ˜ ๏ธ
Rajiv Kapoor
10
โ˜ ๏ธ
Rajiv Kapoor
11
๐Ÿšซ
Gina Carano
12
๐Ÿงง
Chinese New Year
13
๐ŸŽต
Joss Stone
14
๐ŸŒน
Valentine's Day
15
๐Ÿ“บ
Death of Elisa Lam
16
โ˜ ๏ธ
Vincent Jackson
17
โ˜ ๏ธ
Rush Limbaugh
18
โ˜ ๏ธ
Rush Limbaugh
19
๐Ÿ“บ
Agatha Harkness
20
๐Ÿ“บ
Agatha Harkness
21
๐ŸŽพ
22
๐ŸŽจ
Zitkala-Sa
23
๐Ÿ’”
Daft Punk
24
๐Ÿš—
Tiger Woods
26
๐Ÿ“บ
Wanda­Vision
27
๐Ÿ“บ
Wanda­Vision
28
๐Ÿ“บ
Dogma (film)

Captain Tom

โ˜ ๏ธ

The 100-year-old WWII veteran, who made international headlines in 2020 for raising over ยฃ30 million for the UKโ€™s National Health Service, died in February.

American Civil War Widows

๐Ÿ–ค

Reddit can drive significant traffic to an article, as was the case in February with pages for American Civil War widows who survived into the 21st century and in January, the page of disgraced American businessman Larry Hillblom.

March
2
๐Ÿšซ
Dr. Seuss
3
๐Ÿšซ
Dr. Seuss
4
โœ๏ธ
Bible
5
๐Ÿ“บ
Wanda­Vision
6
๐Ÿ“บ
Coming 2 America
7
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
UFC 259
10
๐ŸŽจ
Wu Lien-teh
13
โ˜ ๏ธ
Death of Sarah Everard
14
โ˜ ๏ธ
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
16
๐ŸŽต
Sergio Vega (singer)
17
โ˜˜๏ธ
Saint Patrick's Day
21
๐Ÿ“บ
24
๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ
Aimee Challenor
25
โ˜ ๏ธ
Jessica Walter
26
๐Ÿšข
Suez Canal
27
๐Ÿšข
Suez Canal
28
๐Ÿšข
Suez Canal
29
๐Ÿšข
Suez Canal
30
๐Ÿšข
Suez Canal
31
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Matt Gaetz

Dr. Seuss

๐Ÿšซ

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced it would stop publishing six Seuss books due to insensitive imagery, including And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street and If I Ran the Zoo.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

๐Ÿ“บ

Oprahโ€™s interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought royal controversy to US prime time and stoked public fascination with Meghan Markle.

April
1
๐Ÿ“บ
Godzilla vs. Kong
2
๐Ÿ“บ
Godzilla vs. Kong
3
โ˜ ๏ธ
DMX (rapper)
4
โ˜ ๏ธ
DMX (rapper)
5
๐ŸŽฅ
James Hong filmography
6
โ˜ ๏ธ
Paul Ritter (actor)
7
๐Ÿ“บ
Ernest Hemingway
11
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Wrestle­Mania 37
12
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Wrestle­Mania 37
13
๐ŸŽฅ
Brenda Song
14
โ˜ ๏ธ
Bernie Madoff
15
โ˜ ๏ธ
Bernie Madoff
16
โ˜ ๏ธ
Helen McCrory
17
โ˜ ๏ธ
Vivek (actor)
18
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Ben Askren
20
โš–๏ธ
Derek Chauvin
21
โš–๏ธ
22
๐ŸŒ
Earth Day
23
โ˜ ๏ธ
Shock G
26
๐Ÿ†
93rd Academy Awards
27
๐Ÿ“บ
Nomadland (film)
28
โ˜ ๏ธ
Michael Collins (astronaut)
29
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Tim Scott
30
โ˜ ๏ธ
Rohit Sardana

Derek Chauvin

โš–๏ธ

The former Minneapolis police officer was found guilty on April 21 of murdering George Floyd in 2020. He was later sentenced to 22.5 years in jail.

Bernie Madoff

โ˜ ๏ธ

High-profile deaths drove traffic in April. These included fraudster Bernie Madoff, actress Helen McCrory, rapper DMX, and Prince Philip.

May
1
๐Ÿˆ
2021 NFL Draft
3
๐Ÿ’”
Bill Gates
4
๐Ÿ’”
Bill Gates
5
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ
Cinco de Mayo
6
๐Ÿ“บ
David Berkowitz
7
๐ŸŽฎ
Resident Evil Village
8
โ˜ ๏ธ
Tawny Kitaen
9
๐Ÿ“บ
Elon Musk
10
๐Ÿ“บ
Elon Musk
11
๐Ÿ“บ
Elon Musk
12
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ
Israeliโ€“Palestinian conflict
13
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Israeliโ€“Palestinian conflict
14
๐Ÿ“บ
Radhe (2021 film)
15
๐Ÿ“บ
Halston
16
๐Ÿ“บ
Halston
17
๐Ÿ“บ
Miss Universe 2020
19
โ˜ ๏ธ
Charles Grodin
20
โ˜ ๏ธ
Kentaro Miura
21
๐Ÿ“บ
24
๐Ÿ“บ
Eternals (film)
25
๐Ÿ“ท
Elliot Page
26
โšฝ
Villarreal CF
27
๐Ÿ“บ
Friends: The Reunion
28
๐Ÿ“บ
Matthew Perry
29
๐Ÿ“บ
Matthew Perry
30
๐Ÿ’‘
Boris Johnson
31
๐Ÿ“บ
Mare of Easttown

Halston

๐Ÿ“บ

The popularity of some peopleโ€™s pages was prompted by the release of related Netflix shows, as was the case with David Berkowitz (a.k.a. Son of Sam) and fashion designer Halston.

June
1
โœŠ๐Ÿฟ
Tulsa race massacre
2
๐ŸŽจ
Frank Kameny
3
๐Ÿ’พ
Microsoft Office
6
โ˜ ๏ธ
T. B. Joshua
7
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Logan Paul
8
๐Ÿ’พ
Microsoft Office
9
๐ŸŽจ
Shirley Temple
10
๐Ÿ’พ
Microsoft Office
11
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
12
โšฝ
Christian Eriksen
13
๐ŸŽพ
Novak Djokovic
14
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
15
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
16
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
17
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Juneteenth
18
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Juneteenth
19
โ˜ ๏ธ
Milkha Singh
20
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
21
โšฝ
22
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
23
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
24
โ˜ ๏ธ
John McAfee
25
๐ŸŽ“
Benjamin Bolger
26
๐Ÿšซ
Matt Hancock
27
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
28
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
29
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
30
โ˜ ๏ธ
Raj Kaushal

T. B. Joshua

โ˜ ๏ธ

The Nigerian pastor and head of a Christian megachurch was a controversial figure widely known across Africa and Latin America.

UEFA Euro 2020

โšฝ

The pandemic-postponed 2020 European football championship aired in June and July, ending with a historic face-off between Italy and England.

July
1
โš–๏ธ
Bill Cosby
2
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
3
๐ŸŽจ
Ludwig Guttmann
4
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Indepen­dence Day (United States)
5
๐ŸŽพ
Emma Raducanu
6
๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ
Murder of James Bulger
7
โ˜ ๏ธ
Dilip Kumar
8
โ˜ ๏ธ
Dilip Kumar
10
๐ŸŽพ
Ashleigh Barty
11
โšฝ
Copa Amรฉrica
12
โšฝ
UEFA Euro 2020
13
๐Ÿ“บ
Black Widow (2021 film)
14
๐Ÿ“บ
Loki (TV series)
15
๐Ÿ“บ
Kang the Conqueror
16
๐Ÿ“บ
Space Jam: A New Legacy
17
โ˜ ๏ธ
Biz Markie
18
โ›ณ
Collin Morikawa
19
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Money in the Bank (2021)
20
๐Ÿš€
Jeff Bezos
21
๐Ÿ€
23
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
24
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
25
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
26
๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Tom Daley
27
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
28
โ˜ ๏ธ
Joey Jordison
29
๐Ÿคธ
Sunisa Lee
30
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
31
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics

Jeff Bezos

๐Ÿš€

The billionaire stepped down as the CEO of Amazon on July 5, but he received more attention on July 20th when he flew to space on his Blue Origin New Shepard rocket.

2020 Summer Olympics

๐Ÿ…

The postponed Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and its athletes dominated Wikipedia views in July and August.

August
1
๐Ÿƒ
Marcell Jacobs
2
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
3
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
4
๐Ÿ›น
Sky Brown
5
๐Ÿ…
2020 Summer Olympics
7
๐Ÿ…
Neeraj Chopra
8
๐Ÿ…
Neeraj Chopra
10
โšฝ
Lionel Messi
11
โšฝ
Lionel Messi
12
โ˜ ๏ธ
Una Stubbs
13
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
Taliban
14
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
Taliban
15
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
Taliban
16
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
Taliban
17
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
Taliban
18
โ˜ ๏ธ
Sean Lock
19
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
Taliban
20
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
Taliban
21
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ
22
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
Summer­Slam (2021)
23
โ˜ ๏ธ
Jimmy Hayes (ice hockey)
24
โ˜ ๏ธ
Charlie Watts
25
โ˜ ๏ธ
Charlie Watts
27
โšฝ
Cristiano Ronaldo
28
โšฝ
Cristiano Ronaldo
29
๐ŸŽต
Donda (album)
30
โ˜ ๏ธ
Ed Asner
31
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ
Noor Inayat Khan

Neeraj Chopra

๐Ÿ…

The track and field athlete is only the second Indian to have win an individual Olympic gold medal.

Taliban

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ

The Taliban regained control of Afghanistan on August 15. By the end of the month, US troops left the country, ending their nearly 20-year mission there.

September
1
โšฝ
Cristiano Ronaldo
2
โ˜ ๏ธ
Sidharth Shukla
3
โ˜ ๏ธ
Sidharth Shukla
5
โ˜ ๏ธ
Sarah Harding
6
โ˜ ๏ธ
Michael K. Williams
7
โ˜ ๏ธ
Michael K. Williams
8
๐ŸŽจ
Avicii
9
๐ŸŽฅ
Steve Burns
10
๐ŸŽพ
Emma Raducanu
11
๐ŸŽพ
Emma Raducanu
12
๐ŸŽพ
Emma Raducanu
13
๐ŸŽพ
Emma Raducanu
14
โ˜ ๏ธ
Norm Macdonald
15
โ˜ ๏ธ
Norm Macdonald
16
โ˜ ๏ธ
Norm Macdonald
17
๐ŸŽจ
Michiyo Tsujimura
18
โš–๏ธ
Robert Durst
19
โ˜ ๏ธ
Jimmy Greaves
20
โ˜ ๏ธ
Disappear­ance of Gabby Petito
21
๐Ÿ—ณ๏ธ
22
โ˜ ๏ธ
Willie Garson
23
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
24
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
25
๐ŸŽจ
Christopher Reeve
26
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
27
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
28
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
29
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
30
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game

Emma Raducanu

๐ŸŽพ

The British tennis player became the youngest athlete since Maria Sharapova to win a Grand Slam title. Raducanu beat Leylah Fernandez to claim the US Open.

Squid Game

๐Ÿ“บ

The violent Korean-language thriller about contestants playing life-or-death games for a chance at riches became Netflixโ€™s most-watched show ever.

October
1
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
2
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
3
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
4
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
5
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
6
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
7
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
8
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
9
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
10
๐ŸฅŠ
Tyson Fury
11
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
12
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
13
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
14
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
15
โ˜ ๏ธ
David Amess
16
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
17
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
18
โ˜ ๏ธ
Colin Powell
19
โ˜ ๏ธ
Colin Powell
20
๐Ÿ“บ
Squid Game
21
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
22
๐ŸŽฅ
Alec Baldwin
23
๐Ÿ“บ
Dune (2021 film)
24
๐Ÿ“บ
Dune (2021 film)
25
๐ŸŽจ
Claude Cahun
26
๐Ÿ“บ
Dune (2021 film)
27
๐Ÿ“บ
Dune (2021 film)
28
๐ŸŽจ
Kanล Jigorล
29
โ˜ ๏ธ
Puneeth Rajkumar
30
โ˜ ๏ธ
Puneeth Rajkumar
31
๐Ÿ‘ป
Halloween

Alec Baldwin

๐ŸŽฅ

Halyna Hutchins was killed on the film set of Rust when a prop gun that wasnโ€™t supposed to be loaded discharged as actor Alec Baldwin was handling it.

November
1
๐ŸŽฅ
Kal Penn
2
๐Ÿ“บ
Jai Bhim (film)
3
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Glenn Youngkin
4
๐Ÿช”
Diwali
5
๐Ÿ“บ
Eternals (film)
6
๐Ÿ“บ
Eternals (film)
7
๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ
UFC 268
8
๐ŸŽจ
Kamal Ranadive
9
๐ŸŽต
Travis Scott
10
โš–๏ธ
Kenosha unrest shooting
11
โš–๏ธ
Kenosha unrest shooting
12
โš–๏ธ
Kenosha unrest shooting
15
โš–๏ธ
Adele
17
โ˜ ๏ธ
Young Dolph
18
โ˜ ๏ธ
Young Dolph
19
โš–๏ธ
Kenosha unrest shooting
20
โš–๏ธ
Kenosha unrest shooting
21
โš–๏ธ
22
๐Ÿ“บ
Survivor Series (2021)
23
๐Ÿคฐ
Choi Tae-joon
24
โš–๏ธ
Killing of Ahmaud Arbery
25
โšฝ
Ralf Rangnick
26
โšฝ
Ralf Rangnick
27
โ˜ ๏ธ
Stephen Sondheim
28
โ˜ ๏ธ
Virgil Abloh
29
โ˜ ๏ธ
Virgil Abloh
30
๐ŸŽจ
Lotfi A. Zadeh

Kenosha unrest shooting

โš–๏ธ

On Nov. 19, Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of shooting and killing two men during earlier protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Virgil Abloh

โ˜ ๏ธ

The high-profile Ghanaian-American fashion designer died of Cancer on Nov. 28, leaving a creative legacy that involved bridge-building across industries.

December
1
๐Ÿ”ช
2
๐ŸŽจ
3
๐Ÿ“บ
4
๐Ÿ
5
โ˜ ๏ธ
6
โ˜ ๏ธ
7
๐Ÿ’‘
8
โ˜ ๏ธ
9
โ˜ ๏ธ
10
โ˜ ๏ธ
11
โ˜ ๏ธ
12
๐Ÿคผ
13
๐Ÿ†
14
๐Ÿ“บ
15
๐Ÿ“บ
16
๐Ÿ“บ
17
๐Ÿ“บ
18
๐Ÿ“บ
19
๐Ÿ“บ
20
๐Ÿ“บ
21
๐Ÿ“บ
22
๐Ÿ“บ
23
๐Ÿ“บ
24
๐Ÿ“บ
25
๐Ÿ“บ
26
๐Ÿ“บ
27
๐Ÿ“บ
28
๐Ÿ“บ
29
โ˜ ๏ธ
30
โš–๏ธ
31
โ˜ ๏ธ

Georges Seurat

๐ŸŽจ

The subject of the dayโ€™s Google Doodle often drives significant traffic to Wikipedia, as was the case with this French post-Impressionist artist.

Spider-Man: No Way Home

๐Ÿ“บ

The newest Marvel movieโ€™s $260 million box office debut broke pandemic records and was the second-biggest opening of all time, behind Avengers: Endgame.