Wikipedia:Today's featured article/recent TFAs

A list of the articles chosen to be "Wikipedia:Today's featured article" in the last six months or so, to help those wanting to know whether there's been a recent article on a particular topic when considering nominating something at the requests page. It also provides details of page views, which may be helpful for determining correlations between reader views and subject areas.

The first item in the "FA category" column reflects the article's location at Wikipedia:Featured articles; the following elements are unofficial attempts to help be more specific (within reason).

The country reflects (in most cases) the current political entity without subdividing by state etc.

The "how chosen" column shows whether the article was nominated at the requests page or chosen by the TFA coordinators (Bencherlite for TFAs up to December 2014; Brianboulton, Crisco 1492 and Dank up to November 2016; Crisco 1492, Dank, Jimfbleak and Mike Christie from December through March 2017; Dank, Jimfbleak and Mike Christie from April to October 2017; and currently Dank, Jimfbleak, Ealdgyth and Wehwalt . Archived nominations can be found at Category:Wikipedia Today's featured article nominations; the archive is complete from April 2014 to date, and is mostly complete from November 2012 onwards.

Up until 30 September 2015, page view statistics are based on wikiviewstats uses rather than the 00:00 to 23:59 (UTC) time range that it had previously used. Also, note that these statistics ignore mobile viewers. Only page views on the day the article was featured are counted, and not the following three days during which it appears below the featured article. If page view figures are missing for a particular day, it is because they have not been analysed by the page view tool (usually due to omissions in the source data). See Wikipedia:Today's featured article/Most viewed for a selected list of articles that have attracted over 100,000 page views on the day on which they were featured. Such articles are indicated on this list in bold text. Starting from 1 October 2015, page view statistics are based on MusikAnimal's tool at toollabs:pageviews, which uses a Wikimedia API.

Please add TFAs in the following way (all dates in yyyy|mm|dd format):

  • Date; article; category; country; promotion date; promotion date and TFA date; page view column; TFAR or coordinator
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DateNameFA categoryCountryPromotedTFA waitPage viewsHow chosen

1 August 2018
Loss of MV DarlwyneHistory27 February 2018155 days64,705
2 August 2018Ian SmithPolitics and government biographies14 March 20144 years, 141 days62,298
3 August 2018Baby Boy (Beyoncé song)Music3 June 200810 years, 61 days28,115
4 August 2018History of Norwich City F.C.Sport and recreation17 April 200810 years, 109 days24,502
5 August 2018Huguenot-Walloon half dollarNumismatics13 April 20162 years, 114 days33,649
6 August 2018SMS WörthWarfare matériel14 June 20144 years, 53 days46,370
7 August 2018Mistle thrushBirds6 October 20134 years, 305 days27,468
8 August 2018The Dawn of Love (painting)Art, architecture, and archaeology5 August 20162 years, 3 days54,026
9 August 2018Helicopter 66Warfare matériel8 July 201832 days54,915
10 August 2018Bill McCannWarfare biographies9 February 2018182 days35,298
11 August 2018James B. LongacreArt, architecture, and archaeology biographies25 April 20135 years, 108 days28,495
12 August 2018Banksia telmatiaeaPlants17 September 200710 years, 329 days22,767
13 August 2018New York State Route 22Transport29 August 20089 years, 349 days34,703
14 August 2018Bobby EatonSport and recreation biographies25 November 200710 years, 262 days53,432
15 August 2018Stephen I of HungaryRoyalty and nobility biographies29 April 20153 years, 108 days36,595
16 August 2018Evita (1996 film)Films16 June 20171 year, 61 days39,329
17 August 2018Golden jackalMammals19 December 2017241 days39,027
18 August 2018Hurricane BretMeteorology19 December 20098 years, 242 days20,951
19 August 2018OxalaiaDinosaurs21 July 201829 days28,755
20 August 2018Amy AdamsMedia biographies18 October 2017306 days114,361
21 August 2018Intimacy (Bloc Party album)Music10 October 20098 years, 315 days20,380
22 August 2018Claude DebussyMusic biographies8 July 201845 days47,617
23 August 2018The Bat (play)Literature and theatre26 November 2017270 days24,618
24 August 2018Phantasmagoria (video game)Video gaming15 April 20171 year, 131 days52,388
25 August 2018Tales of Wonder (magazine)Literature and theatre15 May 20153 years, 102 days23,759
26 August 2018Ralph Vaughan WilliamsMusic biographies13 November 20152 years, 286 days35,938
27 August 2018Volcano (South Park)Episodes of television4 August 20099 years, 23 days39,368
28 August 2018Sind sparrowBirds28 August 20144 years, 0 days27,753
29 August 2018Typhoon NabiMeteorology29 March 20162 years, 153 days23,275
30 August 2018U.S. Route 45 in MichiganTransport26 November 20143 years, 277 days31,118
31 August 2018Bootham CrescentSport and recreation6 October 20152 years, 329 days24,675

1 September 2018
Messier 87Physics and astronomy12 May 2018112 days36,736
2 September 2018Boletus aereusFungi22 October 20152 years, 315 days24,333
3 September 2018Avenue Range Station massacreHistory24 March 2018163 days52,829
4 September 2018Starvin' Marvin (South Park)Episodes of television15 September 20098 years, 354 days40,213
5 September 2018Metallurgical LaboratoryHistory3 July 20171 year, 64 days31,112
6 September 2018BabakotiaMammals8 March 20108 years, 182 days34,058
7 September 2018Don't Stop the Music (Rihanna song)Music12 April 20171 year, 148 days32,725
8 September 2018Lockdown (2008)Sport and recreation3 January 20099 years, 248 days22,426
9 September 2018Vermont Sesquicentennial half dollarNumismatics14 May 20171 year, 118 days28,028
10 September 2018D. DjajakusumaMedia biographies14 May 20144 years, 119 days26,811
11 September 2018Burke and Hare murdersCulture and society29 September 20161 year, 347 days101,224
12 September 2018IsisReligion, mysticism and mythology30 June 201874 days48,196
13 September 2018Construction of Rockefeller CenterArt, architecture, and archaeology24 May 2018112 days66,336
14 September 2018William McKinleyPolitics and government biographies28 March 20126 years, 170 days63,455
15 September 2018Bayern-class battleshipWarfare matériel27 March 20108 years, 172 days40,734
16 September 2018Thomas F. BayardPolitics and government biographies2 May 20144 years, 137 days25,474
17 September 2018WestJet EncoreTransport29 April 2018141 days28,276
18 September 2018Effects of Hurricane Isabel in North CarolinaMeteorology29 December 200611 years, 263 days34,251
19 September 2018Kate SheppardCulture and society biographies29 August 201821 days35,450
20 September 2018DromaeosauroidesDinosaurs30 November 20134 years, 294 days36,345
21 September 2018Future Science Fiction and Science Fiction StoriesLiterature and theatre20 October 20143 years, 336 days36,216
22 September 2018Guy BurgessHistory biographies31 May 2018114 days58,722
23 September 2018Red-billed tropicbirdBirds23 June 20171 year, 92 days25,472
24 September 2018Operation KeWars, battles and events28 August 200810 years, 27 days56,212
25 September 2018Æthelbald of MerciaRoyalty and nobility biographies4 June 200711 years, 113 days51,181
26 September 2018U.S. Route 25 in MichiganTransport4 March 20162 years, 206 days35,657
27 September 2018From Russia, with Love (novel)Literature and theatre6 May 20162 years, 144 days52,631
28 September 2018Myst IV: RevelationVideo gaming19 September 200810 years, 9 days35,920
29 September 2018John de GrayReligion, mysticism and mythology biographies28 March 20126 years, 185 days27,172
30 September 2018Jean BolikangoPolitics and government biographies11 November 2017323 days30,455

1 October 2018
Duncan EdwardsSport and recreation biographies6 March 200810 years, 209 days49,557
2 October 2018North Cascades National ParkGeography and places9 July 201885 days41,757
3 October 2018Ray Lindwall with the Australian cricket team in England in 1948Sport and recreation biographies24 September 20108 years, 9 days30,524
4 October 2018Malagasy mountain mouseMammals8 February 20117 years, 238 days42,846
5 October 2018Hurricane HazelMeteorology14 April 20108 years, 174 days31,846
6 October 2018Tree swallowBirds12 August 201855 days29,229
7 October 2018Francis NashHistory biographies26 October 20134 years, 346 days28,756
8 October 2018Mark OliphantPhysics and astronomy biographies18 April 20153 years, 173 days45,835
9 October 2018Camille Saint-SaënsMusic biographies12 March 20153 years, 211 days37,383
10 October 201870th Infantry Division (United Kingdom)Warfare20 February 20162 years, 232 days45,705
11 October 2018History of the British penny (1714–1901)Numismatics26 July 20171 year, 77 days33,138
12 October 2018Cortinarius caperatusFungi22 July 201882 days30,819
13 October 2018Amazing StoriesLiterature and theatre31 October 20089 years, 347 days34,210
14 October 2018Battle of HochkirchWars, battles and events6 May 20171 year, 161 days49,182
15 October 2018P. G. WodehouseLiterature and theatre biographies27 June 20153 years, 110 days69,112
16 October 2018St Donat's CastleArt, architecture, and archaeology9 July 201899 days48,522
17 October 2018Political Animals and Animal PoliticsCulture and society7 September 201840 days34,689
18 October 2018SMS Kaiser Karl der GrosseWarfare matériel15 October 20162 years, 3 days53,704
19 October 2018Roger NorreisHistory biographies25 September 20135 years, 24 days38,789
20 October 2018Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeFilms3 September 20153 years, 47 days40,851
21 October 2018Aberfan disasterHistory15 January 2018279 days99,335
22 October 2018Charles Scott (governor)Politics and government biographies23 June 20126 years, 121 days42,808
23 October 2018Battle for Henderson FieldWars, battles and events17 September 200711 years, 36 days72,596
24 October 2018Fragment of a CrucifixionArt, architecture, and archaeology2 September 20171 year, 52 days77,058
25 October 2018Yugoslav torpedo boat T5Warfare matériel8 July 20171 year, 109 days41,837
26 October 2018TaapacaGeography and places9 July 2018109 days27,020
27 October 2018Mascarene parrotBirds22 September 20135 years, 35 days38,391
28 October 20182009 World SeriesSport and recreation20 March 20117 years, 222 days30,461
29 October 2018Binary search algorithmComputing14 August 201876 days52,679
30 October 2018Gevninge helmet fragmentArt, architecture, and archaeology11 June 2018141 days53,007
31 October 2018MicroscopiumPhysics and astronomy31 May 20153 years, 153 days28,856

1 November 2018
Interstate 75 in MichiganTransport24 August 20135 years, 69 days35,157
2 November 2018God of War: Ghost of SpartaVideo gaming11 October 20135 years, 22 days36,177
3 November 2018Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder LizardsLiterature and theatre21 March 200810 years, 227 days43,584
4 November 2018Eurasian tree sparrowBirds4 April 20099 years, 214 days41,964
5 November 2018Spiro AgnewPolitics and government biographies21 October 20171 year, 15 days90,764
6 November 2018Philadelphia municipal election, 1951Politics and government5 May 20171 year, 185 days40,645
7 November 2018Déjà Vu (Beyoncé song)Music2 September 200810 years, 66 days28,383
8 November 2018NemegtomaiaDinosaurs22 February 20171 year, 259 days42,152
9 November 2018Turning Point (2008 wrestling)Sport and recreation11 February 20126 years, 271 days33,816
10 November 2018Herman Vandenburg AmesEducation24 August 201878 days39,203
11 November 2018MesopropithecusMammals7 September 20108 years, 65 days29,252
12 November 2018Archie vs. PredatorLiterature and theatre3 March 20171 year, 254 days73,590
13 November 2018Imleria badiaFungi3 August 20135 years, 102 days32,937
14 November 2018Muhammad I of GranadaRoyalty and nobility biographies8 September 201867 days52,263
15 November 2018Portrait of Maria PortinariArt, architecture, and archaeology5 June 20162 years, 163 days39,767
16 November 2018History of York City F.C. (1980–present)Sport and recreation11 March 20162 years, 250 days35,547
17 November 2018NihoniumChemistry and mineralogy8 September 201870 days47,600
18 November 2018Rhode Island Tercentenary half dollarNumismatics17 December 2017336 days36,027
19 November 2018Life's Shop WindowFilms22 October 20153 years, 28 days33,647
20 November 2018Connie TalbotMusic biographies15 November 200810 years, 5 days77,092
21 November 2018Hurricane Irene (2005)Meteorology16 May 200612 years, 189 days31,143
22 November 2018Triangle (The X-Files)Episodes of television4 August 20126 years, 110 days32,918
23 November 2018Nico DitchGeography and places19 February 20099 years, 277 days54,288
24 November 2018SECR N classTransport7 July 20099 years, 140 days33,581
25 November 2018Wiglaf of MerciaRoyalty and nobility biographies4 November 200711 years, 21 days42,540
26 November 2018GrasshopperInvertebrates21 January 20171 year, 309 days47,377
27 November 2018Are You ExperiencedMusic21 March 20144 years, 251 days53,577
28 November 2018BulgariaGeography and places21 October 201838 days58,217
29 November 2018New York State Route 308Transport22 July 200810 years, 130 days34,306
30 November 2018Battle of TassafarongaWars, battles and events2 May 200810 years, 212 days68,887

1 December 2018
The CloistersArt, architecture, and archaeology19 September 201873 days38,042
2 December 2018Marasmius rotulaFungi23 July 20126 years, 132 days28,462
3 December 2018Wihtred of KentRoyalty and nobility biographies23 October 200711 years, 41 days36,488
4 December 2018Kalākaua coinageNumismatics2 June 20171 year, 185 days33,327
5 December 2018RSPB MinsmereGeography and places17 December 2017353 days26,012
6 December 2018Jean Baptiste Point du SableHistory biographies17 March 2018264 days60,669
7 December 2018Other Worlds, Universe Science Fiction, and Science StoriesLiterature and theatre10 March 20171 year, 272 days48,809
8 December 2018Japanese battleship NagatoWarfare matériel12 March 20144 years, 271 days52,578
9 December 2018BrachiosaurusDinosaurs29 October 201841 days41,707
10 December 2018Enrico FermiPhysics and astronomy biographies8 October 20135 years, 63 days64,102
11 December 2018Benjamin TillmanPolitics and government biographies6 March 20153 years, 280 days65,675
12 December 2018Laurence OlivierLiterature and theatre biographies14 February 20153 years, 301 days82,616
13 December 2018Pah Wongso Pendekar BoedimanFilms27 November 20144 years, 16 days31,748
14 December 2018SY Aurora's driftHistory11 April 20099 years, 247 days60,941
15 December 2018NothomyrmeciaInvertebrates11 June 20162 years, 187 days44,364
16 December 2018Interstate 470 (Ohio–West Virginia)Transport22 February 20144 years, 297 days25,772
17 December 2018Cuban macawBirds30 June 20144 years, 170 days39,527
18 December 2018The Way I See ItMusic7 November 20126 years, 41 days26,105
19 December 2018Cyclone AltheaMeteorology18 May 20171 year, 215 days25,027
20 December 2018Devon County War MemorialWarfare31 December 20161 year, 354 days30,855
21 December 2018Edmonds station (Washington)Transport26 July 2018148 days27,721
22 December 2018Alan BushMusic biographies10 August 20171 year, 134 days31,868
23 December 2018Sonic AdventureVideo gaming21 April 2018246 days32,347
24 December 2018Apollo 8Engineering and technology31 March 200513 years, 268 days61,459
25 December 2018A Christmas CarolLiterature and theatre26 September 201890 days84,782
26 December 2018Allied naval bombardments of Japan during World War IIWars, battles and events6 May 20162 years, 234 days80,890
27 December 2018Carolwood Pacific RailroadTransport3 April 2018268 days51,212
28 December 2018Halo (Beyoncé song)Music28 January 20126 years, 334 days31,819
29 December 2018Mensa (constellation)Physics and astronomy13 November 201846 days27,628
30 December 2018First Tennessee ParkSport and recreation19 November 20162 years, 41 days26,164
31 December 2018John Doubleday (restorer)Art, architecture, and archaeology biographies8 November 201853 days38,009

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