1997- Google.com becomes official

September 15, 2022

Google has, over the years, become a large part of our daily lives. We depend on Google products and services to navigate our environment, gain fast hand information and the tap of a screen and many more ways. But when is Google's official birthday?

Every year, Google celebrates its birthday on a day of its choosing, either September 15 or September 4. Both dates are technically correct.

Fun Facts

  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin began Google under the name Backrub in 1996. They were both students at Stanford University in California.
  • Sergey Brin was born in Moscow, Soviet Union, to a Russian and part Jewish family. Lawrence Page was born in Michigan in a Jewish family with computer science professors for relatives.
  • The domain name google.com was officially registered on September 15, 1997.
  • The current CEO of Google is Sundar Pichai, an Indian-American who is also the CEO of Alphabet Inc.
  • Alphabet Inc. was the parent company for Google and other subsidiaries of Google before the restructuring.
  • Today Google controls over 92% of the world's search engine market.
  • Lawrence and Sergey offered to sell Google to AltaVista for 1 million dollars, but their offer was declined.


  1. Rosetta Miles


  2. Mulindwa Benjamin

    I commend the innovation of the two friends. I appreciate their efforts and dedication.


    Happy Birthday Google!


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