Google Birthday Doodles

Google Birthday Doodle

Since a few years, Google Doodle’s have been under the list of collector’s items. While the process of creating them is quite interesting, Google Birthday Doodle is admired by many visitors. You may notice that Google celebrates birthdays as well. But when you grow old on your birthday, you are amazed with a special doodle.

The magic pops up only when you go to the homepage of the search engine. At that point of time, the Google logo would epitomize a birthday celebration. Besides, when you hover the image you would see ‘Happy Birthday followed by your first name’.

How does Google Know That’s it’s Your Birthday?

It’s simple for Google to show up the birthday doodle. The logo gets displayed on the screen depending on the date you have specified in your profile. Obviously, you would experience the change only when you have logged in. The trend started off in the year 2010. The logo seemed much better with cakes and crackers as compared to the earlier version. It’s also exciting to know that Google celebrates its own birthday too.

Best Google Birthday Doodles

In order to honour a birthday, Google has always aced at creating eye pleasing Doodles. It could either be reminiscent of special occasions or to remember birthdays of eminent personalities.

Claude Monet’s 161st

With the release of a stunning doodle on 14 November 2001, Claude Monet’s birthday was celebrated by Google. The design drew the inspiration from artistic works conceived in an extraordinary mind. Since Claude Monet’s paintings depicted nature’s beauty, the alphabets were inscribed in paint. Water lilies were also included because such flowers were sketched in famous paintings.

Claude Monet’s 161st

Alexander Calder’s 113th

Creative yet interactive, Alexander Calder’s 113th went viral on 22 July 2011. The American sculptor was the person to invent mobile sculptors. The doodle gave an idea of things dangling just above a baby’s crib. The mobile was made using HTML 5 canvas with the involvement of talented engineers and artists. Once done, an individual can observe 3D rendering with vector graphics. Not just that, physics stimulation ran over the mobile’s geometry.

John Lennon’s 70th

Released on 8 October 2010, John Lennon’s 70th was famous as Google’s first video doodle. Since John was a part of ‘Beatles’, the creative paid tribute to a singer and the all time favorite song, ‘Imagine’. While the video speaks how a person might fantasize, Google managed to show John Lennon’s face with the word.

Jim Henson’s 75th

Published on 24 September 2011, Jim Henson’s 75th is yet another birthday doodle crafted with a creative bent of mind. As you observe, you would see that every alphabet shows an animal from Henson’s muppets. To commemorate the love for art, Google worked towards making the doodle very much different. Whenever you hover the mouse or click on any one of the muppets, they would react. It can be assumed that these muppets were synonymous to characters of The Jim Henson Company’s animatronics.

Louis Braille’s 107th

On 4 January 2006, Google came up with something different around the search bar. Though the doodle may not mean anything to you, it was created with raised letters. The prime objective is to make people know what the blind can recognize. After all, it was a sincere attempt to transform the logo into Braille.

Louis Braille’s 107th


Alan Turing’s 100th

Google published Alan Turing’s 100th on 23 July 2012. The doodle recalled the thoughts when the scientist invented the Turing machine. Moreover, the excitement was doubled when the visitor had to rack his or her brain with twelve interactive programming puzzles. An individual had to start again after he or she had solved the first six.

Alan Turing’s 100th

Sir Isaac Newton’s 367th

Way back on 4 January 2010, Sir Isaac Newton’s 367th is nothing but an animated GIF created through HTML 5. The letter ‘o’ right after ‘G’ shows an apple falling from a tree. This takes you back to the incident in the 1660s when Newton observed the force of gravity. Well, there’s nothing much to say about the doodle. You would only recall the times when you heard about ‘gravity’ in Physics.

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Hardip Koradia

Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.