Computer History - 1966
Major computer events in 1966
US President Lyndon Johnson signs the Freedom of Information Act into law on July 4, 1966.
Other computer events in 1966
Lawrence G. Roberts and Tom Marill publish a paper about their earlier success at connecting over dial-up.
Stephen Gray establishes the first personal computer club, the Amateur Computer Society.
New computer products and services introduced in 1966
The programming language BCPL is created.
Computer companies founded in 1966
The company we now know as Bestbuy is founded in 1966.
Computer related movies and TV shows released in 1966
The original Star Trek is shown for the first time on United States NBC September 8, 1966.
Computer pioneers born in 1966
Gary McKinnon is born February 10, 1966
Mark Pincus is born February 13, 1966
David Filo is born April 20, 1966
Jimmy Wales is born August 7, 1966
Patrick Volkerding is born October 20, 1966
Paul Thurrott is born October 29, 1966
Chris DeWolfe is born in 1966
Mike Culbert is born in 1966
Computer pioneer deaths in 1966
Albert Hull passes away January 22, 1966 (Age: 85)
William Eccles passes away April 29, 1966 (Age: 91)
Louis Couffignal passes away in 1966 (Age: 64)