Teresa Teng’s 65th Birthday – Pop singer Teresa Teng was born on this day in 1953 in Taiwan. Her music and talent was a dominant and influential force in Asia throughout most of the 1970s and 1980s. Teng was able to move her audiences as much with the sweetness of her voice as with the power of melancholy emotion. One of the “Five Great Asian Divas”, she was known for driving her audience into rapture, and often tears, over a career that spanned three decades.
Teng’s widespread popularity was also driven by her ability to sing in several languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian, and English. Evoking for many precious memories of childhood and happier times, her legacy endures to this day.
Today’s Doodle pays tribute to one of Teng’s most well-known songs, “The Moon Represents My Heart.” By providing an alternative to the mostly revolutionary songs then prevalent in mainland China, Teng’s emotional rendition of this old Mandarin favorite catapulted her to instant and long-lasting fame that lingers to this day.
Happy 65th birthday, Teresa Teng!
Doodle by Cynthia Yuan Cheng
You can find more about Teresa Teng’s 65th Birthday on the official Google Doodle Page