The Day BBC Announced “Good Evening. There Is No News Today”

In this era of information we live in, it’s difficult to imagine a single day without something noteworthy happening, right? Well, that was exactly the case on April 18, 1930.

At least, according to BBC.

On Good Friday, April 18, 1930, at the 6:30pm news bulletin, a BBC presenter, instead of reading the news, went on air and announced: “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news”, in what ended up being the shortest newsbreak in history. Apparently, it had been decided by the BBC news department that nothing newsworthy had happened. Piano music followed for a couple of minutes before normal scheduling resumed.

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