List of Google Doodles in 2014

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This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Only Google Doodles that have appeared on the main site or have sufficient media coverage are listed here.

The Google Doodle is an artistic version of the Google logo. Google Doodles represent events like holidays, anniversaries, or current events. Some of the doodles were limited to Google's country specific home pages while others appeared globally.

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January[edit]

January 1[edit]

The Doodle followed on from the one for New Year's Eve, with the 4 having replaced a rather exhausted 3.

January 7[edit]

Google commemorated the 123rd anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston's birthday.[1][2][3]
In Malaysia, Google commemorated the 56th anniversary of Yasmin Ahmad's birthday.[4]

January 15[edit]

Google commemorated the 255th anniversary of the British Museum.

January 16[edit]

Google commemorated the 82nd birthday of Dian Fossey.[5]

January 20[edit]

Google honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a doodle by Christian Robinson.[6]

January 26[edit]

Google celebrated India's Republic Day with a Doodle.[7]

January 27[edit]

Google celebrated Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc with a Doodle.[8]

February[edit]

February 1[edit]

Google featured Harriet Tubman in a Doodle celebrating the first day of Black History Month.[9][10][11]

February 7[edit]

On this opening day of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the Google Doodle featured ideographics of six types of sports, one above each letter of the name "Google" in the six colours of the rainbow, and which linked to the search results for Olympic Charter. The 4th fundamental principle of Olympianism from the charter was quoted below the search bar.

It was speculated in some press reports that this Doodle was a show of non-verbal solidarity with gay rights activists, although Google specifically refused to acknowledge it.[12]

February 13[edit]

Google India celebrated the 135th anniversary of Sarojini Naidu's birthday.[13]

February 14[edit]

Google celebrated Valentine's Day with two Doodles (one for the United States and another for international visitors).[14] The doodles were interactive – the US version included candy hearts, which when clicked displayed animated love stories developed in collaboration with Ira Glass;[15] for international visitors a different doodle included a chocolate maker contraption that allowed creating and mixing chocolates, along with a hyperlink for the custom box of chocolates which could be sent as an 'e-treat' to recipients.[16]

February 27[edit]

To commemorate the 112th anniversary of John Steinbeck's birthday, Google displayed an interactive doodle utilizing animation which included illustrations portraying scenes and quotes from several novels by the author.[17][18][19]

March[edit]

March 5[edit]

Google celebrated the 318th birthday of Italian painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo with a doodle inspired by Tiepolo's work, particularly his 1739 fresco The Institution of the Rosary.[20]

March 7[edit]

On the eve of International Women's Day, Google celebrated with an interactive doodle displaying 27 female gender symbols, i.e. Venus symbols, and a video featuring more than 100 women of the world with music by Zap Mama.[21][22]

March 17[edit]

Google celebrated Saint Patrick's Day with a doodle rendered as stained glass, which had a significant portion in various shades of green and included a Claddagh symbol (two hands clasping a heart surmounted by a crown, replacing the two letter o's in Google).[23]

March 20[edit]

For the spring equinox or first day of spring, Google celebrated with an animation of a person walking across the search bar while pouring a watering can, resulting in seeds sprouting, growing into plants and flowers blossoming to form the doodle.[24][25]

March 21[edit]

Google celebrated the 54th anniversary of the birthday of Ayrton Senna—a three times Formula One world championship winner—with a doodle featuring an illustration of Senna and his racing car using mostly colors of his helmet. This doodle was shown globally except for in the U.S. or U.K.[26][27]

March 22[edit]

On the 102nd anniversary of minimalist artist and National Medal of Arts laureate Agnes Martin's birthday, Google celebrated with an abstract art doodle wherein the lettering of the normal logo was replaced by muted vertical lines.[28]

March 24[edit]

In celebration of the 102nd anniversary of the birthday of Dorothy Height—public service administrator, educator, civil rights and women's rights activist, recipient of both a Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Gold Medal—Google featured a doodle with a portrait of Ms. Height above protestors marching with signs.[29][30][31]

April[edit]

April 6[edit]

In Australia, Bangladesh, Denmark, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom, Google celebrated finals of the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2014 Twenty20 World Cup with a doodle replacing the letters of the standard logo with six illustrations—three of cricketers in action (bowling, batting, fielding), one each of supporters or fans cheering, scattered stumps and a cricket ball being tossed.[32][33]

April 11[edit]

On the 115th anniversary of Percy Julian's birthday, Google commemorated Dr. Julian—American research chemist and pioneer in synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants—along with his work in a doodle displaying chemical structures of cortisone obtained from soybean and physostigmine derived from Calabar bean, and various laboratory equipment.[34][35][36]

April 14[edit]

  • Google India celebrated the 123rd anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's birthday.
  • Google in Algeria, Andorra, Bahrain, Catalan Countries, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Gibratlar, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Spain, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates honors Averroes on his 888th birthday.

April 17[edit]

In the United Kingdom, Google celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the Peak District—Britain's first national park.[37][38]

April 21[edit]

To celebrate the 198th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë's birthday, Google featured a doodle with an illustration based on the novel Jane Eyre—the doodle was displayed in Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom.[39][40][41]

April 22[edit]

Google celebrated the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a doodle featuring five animations of different species -- dung beetle, moon jellyfish, puffer fish, Japanese macaques, Rufous hummingbird and veiled chameleon. Also included was a link to a photo sharing project on Google+ tagged as #MyBeautifulEarth.[42][43][44]

April 23[edit]

Google celebrated St. George's Day in the United Kingdom with a "watercolor" doodle featuring a depiction of Saint George as a knight wielding a lance, mounted on a steed rearing, battling a towering fire-breathing dragon in a dreary forest scene.[45][46][47]

In celebration of the 156th anniversary of Max Planck's birthday, Google displayed a doodle in Algeria, Austria, Bahrain, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Somalia, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates including the Planck relation used in quantum mechanics.[48][49][50]

To celebrate the 117th anniversary of Pixinguinha's birthday, Google Brasil featured a doodle with an illustration of him playing saxophone with logo letters appearing to flow out from the instrument.[51][52][53]

April 27[edit]

Google South Africa marked Freedom Day, twenty years after the country's first general election after the end of apartheid. The doodle depicts people celebrating and local arts and culture.[54]

Google in the Netherlands celebrated the first King's Day.

April 29[edit]

Google India celebrated the 95th anniversary of tabla Ustad Alla Rakha's birthday with a doodle consisting of an illustration of him playing a tabla (comprising the two letter o's).[55]

May[edit]

May 7[edit]

Google South Africa marked the country's fifth election with universal adult suffrage with a doodle replacing the letter "g" in the search engine's logo with a marked ballot paper and a ballot box decorated with the flag of South Africa.[56][57]

May 11[edit]

Google honored mothers on Mother's Day with a doodle showing mothers and children spending time outdoors.

May 12[edit]

Google celebrated the 104th birth anniversary of Dorothy HodgkinNobel Prize–winning biochemist, x-ray crystallographer, and discoverer of the structure of vitamin B12, insulin and penicillin—with a doodle of the molecular model of penicillin.[58][59][60][61]

May 16[edit]

In India, Google observed election results day with a doodle replacing the letter 'l' by an extended inked index finger.[62]

May 19[edit]

Google celebrated the 40th anniversary of Rubik's Cube invention with an interactive doodle of a playable, virtual game cube, and additional feature allowing high scores (fewest moves required to solve puzzle) to be shared on social networking sites.[63][64]

May 21[edit]

On the 215th anniversary of the birthday of paleontologist Mary Anning, Google celebrated with a doodle featuring an illustration of her collecting fossils (arranged to spell Google in the background).[65][66][67]

May 27[edit]

On the 107th anniversary of the birthday of marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Louise Carson, Google celebrated with a doodle featuring an illustration of her surrounded by a variety of species that dwell within the marine ecosystem.[68]

June[edit]

June 2[edit]

  • The Google search page in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Moldova, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe celebrates the Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival).[69]
  • The Google search page in Italy celebrates the republic day.[70]

June 6[edit]

Google honors Honinbo Shusaku on his 185th birthday.[71]

June 9[edit]

Google announces Audrey Zhang as winner of the Doodle 4 Google 2014 U.S. competition.[72]

June 12[edit]

Google celebrates the Philippines Independence Day with a logo referring to “Bayanihan,” a Filipino tradition where members of a community help a family move by literally carrying their house to a new place.

June 12 – 26, June 28 – July 1, July 4 – 5, July 8 – 9, July 12 – 13[edit]

Google celebrates the World Cup with doodles every day. The June 17 doodle featured Paul the Octopus in heaven, above the clouds, contemplating on which country will win on that day's match. On June 27, 2014, July 2, 2014, July 3, 2014, July 6, 2014, July 7, 2014, July 10, 2014, and July 11, 2014, no doodles appeared on Google's homepages and the Google logo was normal on all pages because no matches were held on those days. However, the doodle for July 10, 2014 appeared exclusively in Argentina and showed the logo in light blue cheering for Argentina.

The doodle for the World Cup Final on June 13 depicted the letters of the Google logo playing a game, with a large video board surrounded by stands featuring the national flags of all 32 participating countries. The default image on the video board is an enlarged view of the logo at play. Clicking on certain features brought up special images on the video board:

  • The pitch: If any other image is shown on the video board, it is replaced by the default image.
  • Any national flag: Images of letters depicted as "fans" in the stands, shown in that country's national colors and with the main letters corresponding to that country's FIFA code. The ticker on the bottom of the video board shows popular World Cup-related Google searches from that country.
  • The video board: Scrolls through all of the country-specific images above.
  • Clouds (upper left): Paul the Octopus "cheers" on the final from heaven.
  • Christ the Redeemer (upper right) Daytime and nighttime images of Brazil, with the sun and moon forming one "O" in "Google".

June 15[edit]

Google celebrated Fathers' Day with a World Cup-themed doodle (featuring a big "O" as a father and a little "o" as a child going to the World Cup) in 18 countries:[73] Argentina, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, Panama, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Venezuela. However, the Philippines showed a Google doodle in the same painting style as the 2014 Mother's Day doodle, featuring fathers and children spending time outdoors.

July[edit]

July 18[edit]

Google celebrated South African president and peace activist Nelson Mandela's 96th birthday with an interactive Google Doodle honoring his life.[74]

July 22[edit]

Google commemorates the 107th birthday of Singapore national anthem composer, Zubir Said.

August[edit]

August 3[edit]

Google Sweden depicts Swedish choreographer Birgit Cullberg on her 106th birthday.[75]

August 4[edit]

Google depicts British logician and philosopher John Venn on his 180th birthday. Located globally, The John Venn doodle is bigger than ever. Except Bangladesh, India and Ukraine.

Google depicts Kishore Kumar, Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenplay writer and scriptwriter.

August 9[edit]

Google in Singapore commemorated the 49th anniversary of Singapore with the background of the fireworks at Marina Bay covering the 2 O's.

August 10[edit]

  • Google in Turkey celebrates the presidential election.
  • Google in Brazil and Samoa celebrated Father's Day.
  • Google in Ecuador celebrates the Independence Day.

August 11[edit]

  • Google in several countries commemorates the 2014 Perseid Meteor Shower.
  • Google in Israel celebrates Festival of Love.

August 13[edit]

Google in several countries honors Swedish physicist Anders Jonas Ångström on his 200th birthday.

August 14[edit]

Google in Pakistan celebrates the Independence Day.

August 15[edit]

  • Google in India celebrates the Independence Day.
  • Google in South Korea celebrates the 69th liberation day.

August 16[edit]

Google in Bulgaria, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Moldova, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine and the United Kingdom honors Diana Wynne Jones on her 80th birthday.

August 23[edit]

Google in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania commemorates the 25th anniversary of the start of the Baltic Way.

August 24[edit]

Google in Ukraine celebrates the Independence Day.

August 25[edit]

Google in Uruguay celebrates the Independence Day.

August 28[edit]

Google in Ireland and the United Kingdom honors Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu's 200th birthday.

September[edit]

September 1[edit]

Google celebrates the day before school starts for Silverton. Google celebrates the first day of school for Salem Kiezer schools.

September 9[edit]

Google in Russia and global countries except Costa Rica commemorates the 186th birthday of Russian writer, philosopher and political thinker, Leo Tolstoy.

September 15[edit]

Google celebrates independence day for Central America

September 23[edit]

September 24[edit]

Google in the United Kingdom commemorates the 50th anniversary of the bus.

September 27[edit]

On September 27, 1998 the first version of the Google search engine was launched. This is marked on the Google homepage with the same as the World Cup animation.

October[edit]

October 1[edit]

  • Google in Nigeria celebrates the Independence Day.

October 3[edit]

  • Google in Canada commemorates Kenojuak Ashevak's 87th birthday.[76]
  • Google in Germany celebrates the reunification day.

October 6[edit]

Google in Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom honors Thor Heyerdahl on his 100th birthday. The United States is the only place where this wasn't a doodle.

October 28[edit]

On the 100th anniversary of Jonas Salk's birth, a Google Doodle was created to honor the physician and medical researcher. The doodle shows happy and healthy children and adults playing and going about their lives with two children hold up a sign saying, "Thank you, Dr. Salk!".[77]

October 29[edit]

-celebrates Lotfia ElNadi 107th birthday. -On the 84th anniversary of Niki de Saint Phalle's birth, a Google a Doodle was created to honor the French artist with three mans dancing.

October 31[edit]

Google celebrates Halloween with a doodle.

November[edit]

November 1[edit]

November 2[edit]

Google in Mexico and the United States celebrates Day of the Dead.

November 4[edit]

Google's US site celebrated the United States mid-term elections.[80]

November 6[edit]

Google Thailand celebrates Loi Krathong festival.[81]

November 7[edit]

Google commemorates Cecília Meireles' 113th birthday.[82]

November 9[edit]

Google commemorates 25th anniversary of Fall of the Berlin Wall[83]

November 10[edit]

Google commemorates Zofia Nałkowska's 130th birthday.[84]

November 11[edit]

November 12[edit]

November 13[edit]

Google commemorates Seok Joo-myung's 106th birthday.[91] and Mokhtar Dahari's 61st birthday.[92]

November 14[edit]

Google India commemorates Jawaharlal Nehru's 125th birthday.[93] This doodle was made by the winner of Google's Doodle4Google contest having theme "Children's Day in India"[94]

November 17[edit]

Google Czech commemorates 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.[95]

November 18[edit]

November 19[edit]

Google commemorates Ofra Haza's 57th birthday.[98]

November 20[edit]

November 22[edit]

Google in Lebanon celebrates Lebanese Independence Day.[101]

November 24[edit]

Google in numerous countries (see below) commemorates Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's 150th birthday.[102]

Country list[edit]

November 27[edit]

Google celebrates Thanksgiving Day.[103]

November 30[edit]

Google in United Kingdom celebrates St. Andrew's Day.[104][105]

December[edit]

December 1[edit]

Google in Romania celebrates Great Union Day.[106]

December 2[edit]

Google UAE celebrates the national day.[107]

December 3[edit]

Google commemorates Anna Freud's 119th birthday.[108]

December 4[edit]

Google in Brazil commemorates Lina Bo Bardi's 100th birthday.[109]

December 5[edit]

Google Thailand celebrates Father's Day (also birthday of King Bhumibol).[110]

December 6[edit]

Google Finland celebrates the independence day.[111]

December 7[edit]

Google commemorates Akiko Yosano's 136th birthday[112] and the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Hermitage Museum[113][114][115]

December 11[edit]

Google commemorates Annie Jump Cannon's 151st birthday.[116]

December 12[edit]

Google celebrates Kenya independence day[117] and 100th anniversary of the first publication of Platero y yo.[118]

December 14[edit]

Google India commemorates Raj Kapoor's 90th birthday.[119][120]

December 16[edit]

Google commemorates Wassily Kandinsky's 148th birthday.[121][122](same as his 146th birthday doodle in 2012[123]) and Tadas Ivanauskas' 132nd birthday.[124]

December 18[edit]

Google commemorates Henrietta Edwards' 165th birthday.[125]

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  72. ^ http://www.google.com/doodles/doodle-4-google-2014-us-winner
  73. ^ http://www.google.com/doodles/world-cup-2014-9-and-fathers-day
  74. ^ http://www.google.com/doodles/nelson-mandelas-96th-birthday
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  76. ^ "Kenojuak Ashevak gets posthumous birthday Google doodle - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News". Retrieved October 3, 2014. 
  77. ^ Hiltzik, Michael (October 28, 2014). "On Jonas Salk's 100th birthday, a celebration of his polio vaccine". Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles Times). Retrieved October 28, 2014. 
  78. ^ Radio Calisthenics' 86th Anniversary
  79. ^ Mariquita Sanchez de Thompson's 228th Birthday
  80. ^ http://www.google.com/doodles/us-elections-2014
  81. ^ Loi Krathong 2014
  82. ^ Cecília Meireles's 113th Birthday
  83. ^ 25th years of Fall of Berlin Wall
  84. ^ Zofia Nałkowska's 130th birthday
  85. ^ Poland Independence Day
  86. ^ Veterans Day 2014
  87. ^ Kemal Sunal's 70th birthday
  88. ^ Father's Day Indonesia
  89. ^ "Philae lands on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko". Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  90. ^ "Philae lander: Google Doodle celebrates Rosetta spacecraft's historic landing". Retrieved November 12, 2014. 
  91. ^ Seok Joo-myung's 106th birthday
  92. ^ Mokhtar Dahari's 61st birthday
  93. ^ Google Doodle marks India's first PM Nehru s 125th birth anniversary
  94. ^ Doodle4Google Children's Day in India 2014
  95. ^ 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
  96. ^ Independence Day in Morocco 2014
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  98. ^ Ofra Haza's 57th Birthday
  99. ^ Universal Children's Day
  100. ^ Corita Kent's 96th Birthday
  101. ^ Lebanon Independence Day 2014
  102. ^ Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's 150th Birthday
  103. ^ Thanksgiving 2014
  104. ^ Saint Andrew's Day 2014
  105. ^ Saint Andrew's Day 2014: Google celebrates Scotland's official national day with Flying Scotsman Doodle
  106. ^ Romanian National Day 2014
  107. ^ UAE National Day 2014
  108. ^ Anna Freud's 119th birthday
  109. ^ Lina Bo Bardi's 100th birthday
  110. ^ Father's Day Thailand 2014
  111. ^ Finland Independence Day 2014
  112. ^ Akiko Yosano's 136th birthday
  113. ^ St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum
  114. ^ The Hermitage Renews Itself for its 250th Anniversary
  115. ^ 250th Anniversary of the Hermitage Museum
  116. ^ Annie Jump Cannon's 151st birthday
  117. ^ Kenya Independence Day 2014
  118. ^ 100th anniversary of Platero y yo
  119. ^ Raj Kapoor's 90th Birthday
  120. ^ Google Doodle celebrates legendary filmmaker and Showman Raj Kapoor’s 90th birth anniversary
  121. ^ Wassily Kandinsky's 148th birthday
  122. ^ Wassily Kandinsky's 148th Birthday: Why the painter is being celebrated in a Google Doodle
  123. ^ Wassily Kandinsky – Google Doodle – 12/04/2012
  124. ^ Tadas Ivanauskas' 132nd birthday
  125. ^ Henrietta Edwards' 165th birthday

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