Important Events Of April 16

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World Voice Day

World Voice Day (WVD) is a worldwide annual event that takes place on April 16 devoted to the celebration of the phenomenon of voice. The World Voice Day was established on April 16th with the main goals of increasing public awareness of the importance of the voice and alertness to voice problems.

AIM:

  • The aim is to demonstrate the enormous importance of the voice in the daily lives of all people.
  • Voice is a critical aspect of effective and healthy communication, and World Voice Day brings global awareness to the need for preventing voice problems, rehabilitating the deviant or sick voice, training the artistic voice, and researching the function and application of voice.

Growth:

  • This celebration started in Brazil in 1999 as the Brazilian National Voice Day.
  • This Brazilian initiative was followed by other countries, such as Argentina and Portugal, and the Brazilian National Voice Day became the International Voice Day.

Birth Anniversary Of Charlie Chaplin

Sir Charles Spencer ChaplinKBE (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film.

Born: 16 April 1889, Walworth, London, United Kingdom
Died: 25 December 1977, Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
by Strauss-Peyton Studio, bromide print, circa 1920

Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona “the Tramp” and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry.

Awards and recognition

  • Chaplin received many awards and honours, especially later in life. In the 1975 New Year Honours, he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).
  • He was also awarded honorary Doctor of Letters degrees by the University of Oxford and the University of Durham in 1962.
  • Chaplin received three Academy Awards: an Honorary Award for “versatility and genius in acting, writing, directing, and producing The Circus” in 1929.

 

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