Google, everyone’s favourite search engine, is celebrating its 23rd birthday on Monday, and the business commemorated the occasion with a doodle on its homepage. The Google doodle, as shown in the image above, depicts a cake with the number ‘23’ inscribed on top of it, with a birthday candle replacing the letter ‘L’ in ‘Google.’
However, it should be remembered that Google was formally formed on September 4, 1998. Though the business celebrated its birth anniversary on that day for the first seven years, that year it chose to move the celebrations to September 27 to coincide with the announcement that this search engine has indexed a record number of pages.
The doodle’s origins may be traced back to 1998, a month before Google was formed. The first doodle appeared at the long running ‘Burning Man’ festival in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Google, co-founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, is the world’s most popular search engine. Sundar Pichai, who succeeded Larry Page on October 24, 2015, is the company’s current CEO. Meanwhile, Page has taken over the same job at Alphabet Inc. Pichai was assigned CEO of Alphabet on December 3, 2019.