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Every Person Who Has Been Immortalized in a Google Doodle

Updated June 21, 2021 64.1k views1.3k items

List RulesAll 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. 

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    Aurélia de Souza

    Photo: Google

    June 13, 2021

    Maria Aurélia Martins de Sousa ( June 13, 1866 – May 26, 1922) was a Portuguese painter....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1866-1922)
    • Birthplace: Valparaíso, Chile
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    Margherita Hack

    Photo: Google

    June 12, 2021

    Margherita Hack, Knight Grand Cross OMRI (Italian: [marɡeˈriːta ˈ(h)ak]; Florence, 12 June 1922 – Trieste, 29 June 2013) was an Italian astrophysicist and scientific disseminator. The asteroid 8558 Hack, discovered in 1995, was named in her honour....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 91 (1922-2013)
    • Birthplace: Florence, Italy
  • Video: YouTube

    June 9, 2021

    Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career at the age of three in 1932. Two years later, she achieved international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer in motion pictures during 1934. Film hits such...  more
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Actor, Singer, Dancer
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1928-2014)
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA

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  • Photo: Google

    June 7, 2021

    Roberto Cantoral García (7 June 1935 – 7 August 2010) was a Mexican composer, singer and songwriter. He was known for composing a string of hit Mexican songs, including "El Triste", "Al Final", "La Barca" and "El Reloj" The Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México (English: Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico) estimated that "La Barca" and "El Reloj" have been recorded over 1,000 times by other artists like Plácido Domingo, Gualberto Castro, José José, Luis Miguel, Joan Báez and Linda Ronstadt. In 2009, he won the Latin Grammy Trustee Award. Iconos, which was released by Marc Anthony in 2010, featured "El Triste"....  more
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Composer, Singer
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1935-2010)
    • Birthplace: Ciudad Madero, Mexico