One of the articles I started because of this event was about Isis Pogson, a British astronomer who worked for many years as an assistant to her astronomer father at the Madras Observatory in India. Of all the articles I created this is the one which has changed the most since - I guess one sign of success on Wikipedia.
And this article was nominated as a "Did you know" entry by Gonobobo a couple of weeks ago, and ended up on the Wikipedia main page yesterday with the text:
Did you know:
that British astronomer Isis Pogson was probably named after a river, and an asteroid was probably named after her?
And check out the hits as a result, of the 2277 people who've visited the article since I created it, 1765 (78%) went yesterday.