25 Best Google Doodles Worth Remembering

Posted by , Updated on July 6, 2017

It’s always a nice surprise to find new Google doodles in the morning. Celebrating important events on the calendar, Google doodles bring awareness to important people, causes, and human achievements. From Martin Luther King Jr. to International Women’s Day, they help us remember what’s important through art. Let’s take a look at the best of the best. Here are 25 Best Google Doodles Worth Remembering.

25

Lantern Festival

lantern festivalSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/lantern-festival-2016

Google has celebrated the Lantern Festival for years. Marking the fifteenth day of the Lunar New Year, this festival is particularly popular in China and Taiwan. It’s celebrated with lighting up lanterns and letting them fly in the air, lion dances, and eating tangyuan.

24

Robert Moog's 78th birthday

robert moogSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/robert-moogs-78th-birthday

Robert Moog pioneered the synthesizer, and in honor of his 78th birthday, Google put together a virtual synthesizer for their doodle. Users can change the settings and record their own songs with the program.

23

Amelia Earhart's 115th Birthday

amelia earhartSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/amelia-earharts-115th-birthday

Amelia Earhart became famous for being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. She tragically disappeared trying to cross the Pacific, but Google remembered her 115th birthday with this stunning doodle.

22

JFK 50th anniversary

JFK birthdaySource: https://www.google.com/doodles/50th-anniversary-of-jfks-inauguration

President John F. Kennedy was an inspiring figure and President who was tragically assassinated in 1963. Google set out to honor his 50th anniversary with a word tag doodle.

21

Sochi Olympics

Sochi OlympicsSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/2014-winter-olympics

While Google doodled about the Olympics before, usually with cute animal creatures, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics logo was the first time they took a unique approach to the games.


20

Bob Ross 70th Birthday

Bob RossSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/bob-ross-70th-birthday

Bob Ross’s quiet and gentle voice helped his viewers relax while being taught how to paint at the same time. His time on television lived on with Google’s celebration of his 70th birthday.

19

Valentine's Day and George Ferris' 154th Birthday

valentines daySource: https://www.google.com/doodles/valentines-day-and-george-ferris-154th-birthday

It seems only fitting that Valentine’s Day and George Ferris’ 154th Birthday are on the same day, considering the Ferris Wheel is a classic date ride for lovebirds. This fact didn’t get lost at Google.

18

Freddie Mercury

freddie mercurySource: https://www.google.com/doodles/freddie-mercurys-65th-birthday

Fans of Queen loved the Google doodle/video of Freddie Mercury singing. It honored years of music that inspired and excited a generation of listeners.

17

50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space

first human in spaceSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/50th-anniversary-of-the-first-man-in-space

In 1961, man did the unthinkable and launched the first human into space, Yuri Gagarin. This Google doodle honored the 5oth anniversary.

16

First Day of Spring 2014

first day of springSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/first-day-of-spring-2014

Who doesn’t love the first day of spring? Finally, you can throw your coat in the closet and embrace the warmer weather. This Google doodle in 2014 really captured the essence of the season.

15

Royal Wedding

Royal WeddingSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/royal-wedding

William and Kate’s royal wedding in 2011 was a major event, televised all over the world. Google decided to celebrate as well with this classic doodle.

14

Halloween 2012

halloween doodleSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/halloween-2012

Google usually puts up some kind of Halloween doodle. However, the Halloween doodle in 2012 was really something special with lots of fun interactive surprises to play with.

13

St. Patrick's Day 2011

st patrick daySource: https://www.google.com/doodles/st-patricks-day-2011

Google also honors St. Patrick’s Day every year, but this painting in 2011 of swans on a lake is truly stunning.

12

Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday

charles dickensSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/charles-dickens-200th-birthday

Famed English author Charles Dickens’s 200th birthday was celebrated by Google with this masterful piece of art, highlighting his work and characters.

11

Will Eisner's 94th Birthday

will eisnerSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/will-eisners-94th-birthday

Will Eisner pioneered the comic book with his character The Spirit. Google celebrated his life and work in this doodle.

10

200th Anniversary of Grimm's Fairy Tales

brothers grimmSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/200th-anniversary-of-grimms-fairy-tales

Full of folklore and scary stories, Grimm’s Fairy Tales have been handed down to children for centuries. Google celebrated the stories 200th anniversary with this fun doodle.

9

Ada Lovelace's 197th Birthday

ada lovelaceSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/ada-lovelaces-197th-birthday

On occasion, Google celebrates lesser known people who have contributed greatly to society. In this case, Ada Lovelace’s 197th birthday was celebrated. Lovelace was a pioneer in computing long before computers were even built.

8

Jules Verne's 183rd Birthday

jules verneSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/jules-vernes-183rd-birthday

Jules Verne took his readers to the depths of the ocean, to the heights of space, and the core of the earth long before the technology was even available. His work and birthday was celebrated by Google in this wonderful doodle.

7

50th Anniversary of the Lego Brick

legoSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/50th-anniversary-of-the-lego-brick

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Lego brick, Google’s doodle almost looks like the two companies go hand in hand together.

6

International Women's Day

international womens daySource: https://www.google.com/doodles/international-womens-day-2017

Google has been celebrating International Women’s Day since 2005. This recent doodle slideshow in 2017 highlighted women’s many achievements and how far they have come.

5

Dr. Seuss' 105th Birthday

doctor seussSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/dr-seuss-105th-birthday

It can’t get much better than this. A combination of a Google doodle and Dr. Seuss is like peanut butter and jelly. In this case, Google was celebrating Dr. Seuss’s 105th birthday on March 2nd, 2009.

4

Harry Houdini's 137th Birthday

harry houdiniSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/harry-houdinis-137th-birthday

Google celebrated the birthday of famous magician Harry Houdini in this doodle.

3

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

mlk jr daySource: https://www.google.com/doodles/martin-luther-king-jr-day-2016

Google has celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day since 2003. We’ve gotta say though, the 2003 doodle is almost a joke in comparison to the latest versions.

2

Les Paul's 96th Birthday

les paulSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/les-pauls-96th-birthday

Those who have a hankering to play a Les Paul might have the second best option from this Google doodle. Celebrating Les Paul’s 96th birthday, Google put together another interactive instrument, much like the Moog doodle.

1

Pac-Man

pac manSource: https://www.google.com/doodles/30th-anniversary-of-pac-man

On May 21, 2010, Google released the doodle of doodles. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Pac-man, they combined the Google logo and Pac-man together, allowing people to play the game for hours. It completely ruined office productivity.

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