Google Doodles: Anniversaries & Birthdays


Today I`ve decided to showcase famous google doodles that were presented during 13 years and are dedicated to anniversaries and birthdays of famous people and famous inventions. I suppose that this collection is a good source of inspiration for those who can briefly illustrate events and, of course, for other talented people.

1. Parkes Observatory’s 50th Anniversary – (Australia)Parkes Observatory's 50th Anniversary - (Australia)

2. Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday. He was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. Franz Liszt's 200th Birthday - (Selected Countries)

3. Mary Blair’s 100th Birthday. She was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company.Mary Blair's 100th Birthday - (Global)

4. Jim Henson’s 75th Birthday – (Global) was an American puppeteer best known as the creator of The Muppets.Jim Henson's 75th Birthday - (Global)

5. Freddie Mercury’s 65th Birthday. He was a British musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band Queen.Freddie Mercury's 65th Birthday - (Global)

6. 450th Anniversary of St. Basil’s 450th Anniversary of St. Basil's - (Selected Countries)

7. 120th Birthday of Mikhail Bulgakov – (Russia) He was a Soviet Russian writer and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, which The Times of London has called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century120th Birthday of Mikhail Bulgakov - (Russia)

8. 160th Anniversary of the first World’s Fair 160th Anniversary of the first World's Fair

9. 50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space 50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space

10. Robert Bunsen’s 200th Birthday  Robert Bunsen's 200th Birthday

11. Thomas Edison’s Birthday. He was an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world.Thomas Edison\’s Birthday

12. Jules Verne’s 183rd Birthday. He was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre Jules Verne's 183rd Birthday - HD - (Global)

13. Cezanne’s 172nd Birthday. He was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th century conception of artistic endeavour to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century.Cezanne's 172nd Birthday - (Global)

14. Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday. He was a Chinese American, Hong Kong actor, martial arts instructor,philosopher, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and founder of the Jeet KuneBruce Lee

15. Robert Louis Stevenson’s 160th Birthday. He was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer.Robert Louis Stevenson's 160th Birthday

16.  2500 years from the first Marathon2500 years from the first Marathon

17. John Lennon’s 70th Birthdayjohn Lennon's 70th Birthday

18. Agatha Christie’s 120th Birthday. She was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays.Agatha Christie's 120th Birthday

19. 25th Anniversary of Buckyball25th Anniversary of Buckyball

20. Anniversary of Belka and Strelka Space Flight – (Russia)Anniversary of Belka and Strelka Space Flight - (Russia)

21. Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s 110th Birthday. He was a French writer, poet and pioneering aviator. Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 110th Birthday

22. Jacques Cousteau’s 100th Birthday. He co-developed the aqua-lung, pioneered marine conservation.Jacques Cousteau's 100th Birthday

23. Robert Schumann’s 200th Birthday. He was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic.Robert Schumann's 200th Birthday - (Germany)

24. Dennis Gabor´s 110th birthday. He was a Hungarian-British electrical engineer and inventor, most notable for inventing holography, for which he later received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.Dennis Gabor´s 110th birthday

25. PAC-MAN’s 30th Anniversary DoodlePAC-MAN's 30th Anniversary Doodle

26. 170th Birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. He was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. 170th Birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

27. Hans Christian Andersen’s 205th Birthday. He was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children’s stories.Hans Christian Andersen's 205th Birthday

28.  Vivaldi’s Birthday. He was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist.Vivaldi's Birthday

29. Asterix Comic’s 50th AnniversaryAsterix Comic's 50th Anniversary

30. Invention of the Bar Code Invention of the Bar Code

31. 400th Anniversary of Galileo’s First Telescope400th Anniversary of Galileo's First Telescope

32. 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing (July 20, 1969)40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

33. Birthday of Igor Stravinsky. He was a Russian, later naturalized French, and then naturalized American composer, pianist, and conductor.Birthday of Igor Stravinsky

34. 25th Anniversary of Tetris (July 06, 1984)25th Anniversary of Tetris

35. Samuel Morse’s Birthday. He was an American contributor to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs, co-inventor of the Morse code, and an accomplished painter.Samuel Morse's Birthday

36. 200th Anniversary of Gogol200th Anniversary of Gogol

37. Giovanni Schiaparelli’s Birthday. He was an Italian astronomer and science historian.Giovanni Schiaparelli's Birthday

38. 1000 Years of The Tale of Genji – (Japan) It is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early 11th century, around the peak of the Heian period.1000 Years of The Tale of Genji - (Japan)

39.  50th Anniversary of Nasa. It is an executive branch agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation’s civilian space program and aeronautics and aerospace research.50th Anniversary of Nasa

40. Diego Velázquez’s Birthday. He was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV.Diego Velázquez's Birthday

41. Invention of the First Laser     Invention of the First Laser

42. 50th Anniversary of the LEGO Brick (Jan 28, 1958)    50th Anniversary of the LEGO Brick

43. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday. He was a Scottish physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered a milestone in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday

44. Percival Lowell’s Birthday. He was a businessman, author, mathematician, and astronomer who fueled speculation that there were canals on Mars.Percival Lowell's Birthday

45. Mozart’s Birthday. He was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works.Mozart's Birthday

46. Louis Braille’s Birthday. He was the inventor of braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired.Louis Braille's Birthday

47. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday. He was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal.    Leonardo Da Vinci's Birthday

48.  Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday. He was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century artVincent Van Gogh's Birthday

49. 100th Anniversary of Flight    100th Anniversary of Flight

50. MC Escher’s Birthday. He was a Dutch graphic artist. He is known for his often mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.MC Escher's Birthday

51. 50th Anniversary of Understanding DNA (Apr 25, 1953 )50th Anniversary of Understanding DNA

52. Albert Einstein’s Birthday. He was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity, effecting a revolution in physics.Albert Einstein's BirthdayMain sources are

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  1. Thank you for posting this!! I love Google Doodles and it’s always hard to find a good collection of them. You have selected wisely. =)

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