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On March 9 of each year the international dj day or World DJ Day. During this date, DJs from around the world donate their salaries to different associations and NGOs who work with the poorest children.
The date was declared by Unesco as an initiative of the English foundation ‘Nordhoff Robbins Musica Therapy’ together with the ‘World DJ Fund’ promoted in March 2002. The objective was for DJs from around the world to donate their pay for that day to help children who need it most.
Who was the first DJ in history?
The American Ray Newby is considered the first DJ in history since in 1922 and at only 16 years old he began to use pre-recorded songs in his radio program.
Likewise, in 1947, Ron Diggins manufactured the diggola, a device that is considered the first mixing table or turntable in history, which was placed on a coffin wood base.
Who are the best known DJs in the world?
Currently Armin Van Buuren, David Guetta, Tiesto, Deadmau5, Sander Van Doorn or Laidback Luke are the greatest exponents of the genre.
Many of them take advantage of this date to hold concerts and donate the money to charitable causes.