Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle  

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List Rules All people who have been in Google Doodles, listed by most recent.

Who are the most influential people in history? Here's a good place to start. This is a list of every person who has ever been immortalized in a Google Doodle, in order from the very first to the most recent. The first Google Doodle appeared on on August 30, 1998, in honor of Burning Man, surprising visitors to the search engine homepage. It wasn't until 2001 that the very first real person was commemorated. In November of that year, a Google Doodle honored Claude Monet, artistically drawn in the style of the painter's famous water lilies. For more than a decade since, Google has celebrated artists, inventors, poets, musicians, activists, mathematicians, scientists, singers, architects, and hundreds of other people who have made positive contributions to the world as we know it. Every famous person who has been in a Google Doodle is listed in the order in which his or her Doodle appeared on the famous website, along with the date—or multiple dates, when applicable. While most of these cool and interesting people were honored on their birthdays, many others have been recognized on important anniversaries of their work. There is also a picture of each person's Google Doodle, and videos for important men and women like Freddie Mercury, Jules Verne, and Maya Angelou, whose Doodles were interactive. 

Anna May Wong is listed (or ranked) 1249 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
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January 22, 2020

Anna May Wong (born Wong Liu Tsong; January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961) was an American actress, considered to be the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star, as well as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage, and radio. Born in Los Angeles to second-generation Toisonese (Taishanese)-Chinese-American parents, Wong became infatuated with the movies and began acting in films at an early age. During the silent film era, she acted in The Toll of the Sea (1922), one of the first movies made in color and Douglas Fairbanks' The Thief of Bagdad (1924). Wong became a fashion icon and had ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Actor

Age: Dec. at 56 (1905-1961)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

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Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 1248 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
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January 21, 2008; January 16, 2012; January 20, 2014; January 19, 2015; January 18, 2016; January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire. King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and in 1957 became the first president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). With the SCLC, he led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent 1963 ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion

Age: Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Mufidah Abdul Rahman
Mufidah Abdul Rahman is listed (or ranked) 1247 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
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January 20, 2020

Mufidah Abdul Rahman (20 January 1914 – 3 September 2002) was one of Egypt's first female lawyers; she was also the first female lawyer to take cases to the Court of Cassation in Egypt...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1914-2002)

Birthplace: Cairo, Khedivate of Egypt

Kaifi Azmi is listed (or ranked) 1246 on the list Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle
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January 14, 2020

Sayyid Akhtar Hussein Rizvi, known as Kaifi Azmi, (14 January 1919 – 10 May 2002) was an Indian Urdu poet. He is remembered as the one who brought Urdu literature to Indian motion pictures. Together with Pirzada Qasim, Jon Elia and others he participated in the most memorable mushairas of the twentieth century. ...more on Wikipedia

Profession: Poet, Songwriter, Screenwriter, Lyricist

Age: Dec. at 83 (1919-2002)

Birthplace: Azamgarh, India