A Computer programmer, William Tunstall-Pedoe, has calculated the most objectively dull day since 1900 and that was April 11, 1954. On that day a general election was held in Belgium, a Turkish academic was born and an Oldham Athletic footballer called Jack Shufflebotham died.
Tunstall’s program called True Knowledge feeds on some 300 million facts about people, places, business and events that made news. By using complex algorithms written by Tunstall himself, True Knowledge determined that April 11th which was a sunday in the year 1950 was the most boring day.
Tunstall who is a Cambridge University graduate said, “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.”
Tunstall however said that True Knowledge software can be used to get much more customized data rather than just boring days.