April 11, 1954.
It’s the most boring day in (recent) history.
Computer programmer William Tunstall-Pedoe developed True Knowledge, a computer program in which over 300 million historical events are compiled and connected to “provide a more intelligent way of searching the Internet.”
The program’s complex algorithm was then used to determine that the 11th of April, 1954, was the least notable day ever.
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. The irony is, though, that—having done the calculation—the day is interesting for being exceptionally boring. Unless, that is, you are Abdullah Atalar.
If any of you were born on April 11, 1954, we’d love to hear from you. Even if you weren’t, what’s been your most boring day? Let us know.