Google celebrated September 7 during its initial years. This was the date that Google then mentioned as its date of incorporation, but this also has recently changed and Google now says that it filed for incorporation on September 4.
The date September 27 was chosen by Google in 2005 to celebrate its ‘birthday’ to coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that the search engine was indexing.
Browsing through the Google doodle archives further adds to the confusion.
The Google doodle for its 4th birthday is dated September 27 but the 5th birthday doodle was on September 8, a year later it becomes September 7, followed by September 26 for its 7th birthday. From the 8th year onwards Google seems to have settled for September 27.
Fun fact is that first doodle was posted even before Google was officially incorporated (August 30th, 1998 vs. September 4th, 1998).
Will Google’s real birthday please stand up?
Today’s doodle is our favourite, Which is yours?