Happy Birthday Google! 14 Years Old Now.

Sep 27, 2012 • 8:18 am | comments (21) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Google Birthday 14th LogoToday is Google's 14th birthday, well some would say their birthday was on September 7th, but Google changed their birthday several years ago to be on September 27th.

To celebrate, Google has a basic animated GIF logo on their home page.

The logo has 14 candles on top of a cake. The cake is then eaten but it leaves a pattern of the Google letters so it remains a Google Doodle even after it is eaten. I am sure there is more symbolism here but I don't currently see it.

In all my years covering Google's birthdays, I've never seen such a large number of happy birthday wishes from users in the Google forums. I only listed a few below but there are literally tons and tons of good wishes from users.

History Of Google Birthday Logos:

Google's 13th Birthday Logo:

Google's 13th Birthday Logo

Google's 12th Birthday Logo:

Google's 12th Birthday Logo

Google's 11th Birthday Logo:

Google's 11th Birthday Logo

Google's 10th Birthday Logo:

Google's 10th Birthday Logo

Google's 9th Birthday Logo:

Google's 9th Birthday Logo

Google's 8th Birthday Logo:

Google's 8th Birthday Logo

Google's 7th Birthday Logo:

Google's 7th Birthday Logo

Google's 6th Birthday Logo:

Google's 6th Birthday Logo

Google's 5th Birthday Logo:

Google's 5th Birthday Logo

Google's 4th Birthday Logo:


For the past year birthday logos, see the 13th birthday, 12th birthday, 11th birthday, the 10th also, 9th, 8th, the 7th and 6th. The 7th and 6th were celebrated on different days than the later ones, due to there being confusion on when Google's real birthday is.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help, Google Webmaster Help, DigitalPoint Forums & Google+.

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Ron Smith

09/27/2012 01:43 pm

Happy Birthday Google ! I was a neighbor of yours at your birth. I'm a Googler. You have changed the world for the better. We're in this love together. And like berries on the vine, it gets sweeter all the time-Al Jerreau

Robie Wiggles

09/27/2012 01:57 pm

How do I love thee? I love thee infinity plus! No! You should have said, I love you infinity plus Google! Despite the exigencies of business - image, profit, the bottom line - Google has made an outstanding effort to main an authentic, user-friendly environment in which both decent and not so decent views can be expressed freely - with an aim to always respect and duly consider the conventions of civil discourse. Google will suffer the imperfections of its makers, its users, and the demands of time and money; but, its presence is an inestimable boon to our time, and to the life of Net that characterizes now. Caveat emptor is a perennial warning, but I am glad to have Google as a friend! Happy Birthday! Here is to the spirit in the circuitry that makes it go, and the to human spirit which fires your vision! Google is the glue that holds us together, (and, to mix my metaphors) the single candle in the darkness that has become cyberspace...or so it seems at times.


09/27/2012 02:12 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!


09/27/2012 02:30 pm

Google is pretty cool u can find what ur looking for on here? Happy birthday Google:} hope you have plenty more to come!


09/27/2012 02:31 pm

happy 14th birthday google!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


09/27/2012 02:36 pm

i love google because it is his 14th birthday so happy birthday google so ingoy it

Paul Spohn

09/27/2012 02:56 pm

A teenager and just beginning to tap the future! WOW


09/27/2012 03:25 pm

Does this make Microsoft and Apple Pedos since they keep trying to screw Google? :)


09/27/2012 03:42 pm

This day not only for birth this day something special for the Earth Happy 14th birthday google..........................

Kim Prochaska

09/27/2012 03:42 pm

Happy 14th Birthday Google

Guillermo Lescano

09/27/2012 03:46 pm

You are the best happening to me as communicator..HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOOGLE...!!!

tess ehrsam

09/27/2012 03:49 pm

my class just sang happy birthday for you

Nayan Mangnani

09/27/2012 03:54 pm

Today there is my birthday too

Patricia Miles

09/27/2012 06:25 pm

Happy Birthday Google -- which I definitely cannot imagine life without!! What in the world did we do to begin a search before GOOGLE? I cannot remember..... This is one tool that I use hundreds of times a week. I hope GOOGLE exists for a long time to come!!

Kathaperumal P

09/27/2012 07:04 pm

Many happy returns of the day!

Kathaperumal P

09/27/2012 07:04 pm

Many happy returns of the day


09/27/2012 10:23 pm

From learning the abc's to finding where too's on google maps to....what was the name of that song or artist? Google it!!! Even tutoring my children...what did we do before u? Happy bday google and thank you! Wishing u many more! -Em

Juve Muniz

09/27/2012 10:40 pm

Felicidades Google, FELIZ 14!!


09/28/2012 01:54 am

Happy birthday Google !! Btw, you placed the wrong image for the 7th birthday logo..

Joe B Kimbro

09/28/2012 02:46 am

Happy Birthday Google!


01/28/2013 10:48 pm

Happy related birthday google!!😃

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