I know what you’re thinking. No, Jim, the most boring day ever is pretty much every day because it’s always the same thing. Some real Bill Murray Groundhog Day type shit. I wake up, drink coffee, go to work, come home, make dinner, have a cocktail, watch a little “Dancing with the Stars”, contemplate suicide and then go to sleep. Right?
But actually, you would be wrong. Oh so very wrong. Because, unlike most days when nothing seems to happen, on April 11, 1954 nothing actually did happen. At least according to True Knowledge, which is a search engine launched in February of this year.
On that particular Sunday, it was a Sunday like many others mind you, here’s what historically happened: a general election was held in Belgium, the Turkish academic, Abdullah Atalar, was born and an Oldham Athletic footballer called Jack Shufflebotham died. That’s it. Unless, of course, you think hatching plans for a coup d’etat in Yanaon, then a small French colony in India, is exciting. The coup actually didn’t happen until a day later. But plans were hatched!
“Nobody significant died that day, no major events apparently occurred and, although a typical day in the 20th century has many notable people being born, for some reason that day had only one who might make that claim – Abdullah Atalar, a Turkish academic,” True Knowledge creator, William Tunstall-Pedoe said to the Telegraph.
Previously, April 30, 1930 had been dubbed as the dullest day of the 20th century after a BBC radio announcer came on the mike and declared, “there is no news.”
So now you can sleep at night because I know it’s been keeping you up at night wondering what the most boring day of the 20th century was.