Google Doodles - the online archive of all the doodles since 1998

Do you like the logos that Google occasionally use instead of their standard one on their homepage?  Did you know that these are known as Google Doodles, used to commemorate special birthdays, major events etc?  And ever wanted to check back on some Google Doodles of the past?  Well, Google makes this all so simple, albeit, we have to say not making it that straightforward for you to find out how the first time.

Google has in fact kept an online archive of all their Google Doodles since the first one in 1998.  It was on August 30, 1998 that Google first introduced these Google Doodles, with the first one to commemorate the Burning Man festival.  This doodle was designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to notify users that they shall be attending the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.  The logo featured a stick figure drawing placed behind the 2nd "o" in the word as a comical message that the founders were “out of office” in case the servers crashed.  Google has since then kept its users entertained through these doodles that make Google searching more fun and enjoyable.  Google’s Doodle archive allows you to browse through the various doodles , together with their meaning, that Google has used since 1998.

Today’s doodle commemorates the birthday of former Beatle legendary John Lennon.  He would have been 70 come tomorrow 9 October.  ...And one last thing... did you know that clicking on a Google Doodle on the homepage will give you a Google search results about the topic?  Just in case you ever wondered what the Google Doodle of the day is... ;)

Check out Google’s Doodle archive at