Douglas Adams 61’st celebrated by Google Doodle

Today it’s 11’th March & Google is celebrating the 61’st birthday of Douglas Adams an English writer, humorist and dramatist with a futuristic Google Doodle on it’s Home Page.This Doodle seems to be shown internationally to all the users of Google.The doodle seemed to be developed on the basis of his famous book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Below is the snapshot of the Douglas Adams Google Doodle appeared today.The Douglas Adams Doodle is responsive to your mouse’s clicks

 Douglas Adams 61st birthday Google Doodle

Short Bio of Douglas Adams :

  1. Adams was born on 11 March 1952 to Janet (née Donovan) and Christopher Douglas Adams in Cambridge, England.
  2. Adams attended Primrose Hill Primary School in Brentwood.
  3.  His form master, Frank Halford, said of him: “Hundreds of boys have passed through the school but Douglas Adams really stood out from the crowd—literally.
  4. Adams was six feet tall (1.83 m) by age 12 and stopped growing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m).
  5. Adams is the only student ever to be awarded a ten out of ten by Halford for creative writing.
  6. Adams’s early radio work included sketches for The Burkiss Way in 1977 and The News Huddlines.
  7. Douglas Adams wrote some of the best English Novels at his time, with some of his books selling more than 15 million copies worldwide.
  8. He started his career in Radio Broadcasting at one of the BBC Radio stations.
  9. Many of Douglas Adams works were also made into movies, and even into computer games.
  10. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was a concept for a science-fiction comedy radio series pitched by Adams and radio producer Simon Brett to BBC Radio 4 in 1977.
  11. According to Adams the idea for the title The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy occurred to him while he lay drunk in a field in Innsbruck, Austria.
  12. In 1980 Adams also began attempts to turn the first Hitchhiker’s novel into a movie, making several trips to Los Angeles, and working with a number of Hollywood studios and potential producers.
  13. Adams was also known to allow in-jokes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to appear in the Doctor Who stories he wrote and other stories on which he served as Script Editor.
  14. Adams was also known to allow in-jokes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to appear in the Doctor Who stories he wrote and other stories on which he served as Script Editor.
  15. Adams played the guitar left-handed and had a collection of twenty-four left-handed guitars when he died (having received his first guitar in 1964).
  16. e also studied piano in the 1960s with the same teacher as Paul Wickens, the pianist who plays in Paul McCartney’s band (and composed the music for the 2004–2005 editions of the Hitchhiker’s Guide radio series).
  17. Adams described himself as a “radical atheist”.
  18. Adams had one daughter together, named Polly Jane Rocket Adams, born on 22 June 1994.
  19. Adams was also an environmental activist who campaigned on behalf of endangered species.
  20. In 1994 he participated in a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro while wearing a rhino suit for the British charity organisation Save the Rhino International.
  21. Adams was a Macintosh user from the time they first came out in 1984 until his death in 2001.He was the first person to buy a Mac in Europe.
  22. Adams was also an “Apple Master”, one of several celebrities whom Apple made into spokespeople for its products
  23. Adams died of a heart attack on 11 May 2001, aged 49, after resting from his regular workout at a private gym in Montecito, California.
  24. Adams contribution to the UK Radio industry earned him a place in the hall of fame of the UK Radio Academy.

Towel Day is celebrated by Douglas Adams’s fans annually on 25 May.

In 2011, over 3000 people took part in a public vote to choose the subjects of People’s Plaques in Islington. Adams received 489 votes.As a result, it was decided to erect a plaque in Adams’s honour, on a date yet to be announced.

Douglas Adams Google Doodle :

The Douglas Adams google doodle today would be a feast for Adams Followers & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans.The Google Doodle can bring back the past memories.You can find even more information from the Wiki Link below.

I Loved the Doodle & had done some reading of Douglas Adams Biography, What about you ?

Source: wiki/Douglas Adams  Image from Google