Everyone Googled ‘What Day Is It’ More Than Ever This Year & As If It’s Not July 12th Ya Dorks

I get it, man. I really do. Time ceased to exist in 2020. In every year leading up to this one things have had an orderly rhythm to it. But that was completely blown out of the water this year. Things got jumbled up, turned around, torn asunder, and put through the wringer. January had about 40-odd days. The February had maybe 4 or 5. March then consisted of approximately 83 days – each one taking around 60 hours to complete – and then at some point I blinked and it was October. The point is, it’s been that kind of year. So it should come as no surprise to any of you that people across the globe Googled the query “what day is it” more times in 2020 than in any other year prior.

Google has released a whole mess of Year End data for this absolute ballache of a calendar year, and in news shocking no one “what day is it” was on people’s minds far more often than it has been.

Data graphs released by Google show instances of searches for the phrase began spiking significantly from the start of the year, peaking in April as the global COVID-19 pandemic forced cities across the globe to begin enacting hard lockdowns.

The United States ranked as the highest nation as far as interest in knowing what day it is goes, but Australians were certainly no slouches in straight-up tossing the calendar out the door either, coming in at 8th place overall.

But perhaps more than any other nation, Australia took to the new Iso Life a little bit more productively than others. Instances for the term “how to make sourdough” were highest right here on our own familiar shores, beating out other places like Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, and the UK.

As far as popular search terms in Australia go, funnily enough the dominating topic of interest for all of us this year wasn’t the pandemic itself, but rather the US Presidential Election.

“US Election” ranked as the most popular search term for Australians on Google this year, beating out “coronavirus,” “coronavirus symptoms,” and even “coronavirus Victoria.”

The US election was such a popular area of interest that even “Trump vs Biden” snuck into the top 10 at tenth place overall.

You can peep the Australian top ten search terms, and the worldwide ones, below:


  1. US Election
  2. Coronavirus
  3. NBA
  4. Zoom
  5. Coronavirus symptoms
  6. Kobe Bryant
  7. Weather tomorrow
  8. Fires near me
  9. Coronavirus Victoria
  10. Trump vs Biden


  1. Coronavirus
  2. Election results
  3. Kobe Bryant
  4. Zoom
  5. IPL
  6. India vs New Zealand
  7. Coronavirus update
  8. Coronavirus symptoms
  9. Joe Biden
  10. Google Classroom

Hell of a year, this one. Now let’s never speak of it again.