Duke Kahanamoku ‘father of surfing’ is honored by Google Doodle [ Current Affairs ]
About Duke Kahanamoku: Duke Kahanamoku was born on 24th August 1890 in Haleakala, Honolulu of Hawaii in USA and he died on 22nd January 1968. He was a swimmer by profession of ethnic Hawaiian background in America.
- He was also known as an actor, lawman, early beach volleyball player and businessman because he spread the sport of surfing.
- He was a member of the U. S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
- He also appeared in 14 movies.
- He received Olympic medals five - times in swimming.
- He was the first swimmer who had received both the Swimming Hall of Fame and the Surfing Hall of Fame.
- To give him honour ‘The Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championships’ is taken as named.
- Hawaii music promoter Kimo Wilder McVay gave the name “Duke Kahanamoku’s” to his Waikiki showroom.
- There is also a bronze statue of him at Waikiki beach in Honolulu honoring him.
About the honour from Google Doodle:
- The Google Doodle displayed on their homepages to Honours the Hawaiian - American competition swimmer, Duke Kahanamoku.
About Google Doodle:
- Google Doodle provides special and temporary change of the logo on Google’s homepage.
- It is planned to make logos to celebrate holidays, events, achievements and people.
- The first logo was made by Google Doodle was in honor of the Burning Man Festival of 1998.
- Published on: August 24, 2015