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Google celebrates the 61st birthday of Douglas Adams a well known English writer, humorist and dramatist, best known as the author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Adams was born in 11 March 1952, in Cambridge, England. After graduating in English literature in 1974, Adams was ditermined to write for TV and radio and dus, he moved to London. It was here, where, he was discovered by Monty Python's Graham Chapman. The two formed a brief writing partnership and co-wrote a sketch for the television series. Adam's work with the series gained lot of recognition. He later on went on to write various novels including Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (1987) and The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), and co-wrote The Meaning of Liff (1983), Last Chance to See and three stories for the popular television series Doctor Who. However, his most famous work was The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which was writen as a BBC radio comedy and later on developed into a "trilogy" of five books. The novel has sold more then 15 million copies.
Adams was radical atheist, convinced there is no God. He was an environmental activist who campaigned on behalf of endangered species. His interests stretched towards music too, as he played the piano and the left-handed guitar, as well. Douglas Adams passed away from an heart atack on 11 May 2001 at the age of 49.
Google's doodle shows the robot, named Marvin a popular charector from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, when clicked on the left door. The clock and tea cup in the middle animate themselves, when the coursor is moved on . Also, there is a device that looks like some kind of a controle device, which activates, when clicked on.