Computer history - 1942

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1942

John Atanasoff successfully tests the ABC (Atanasoff-Berry Computer) which was the first computer to use regenerative capacitor drum memory.

Computer and technology-related events in 1942

Enrico Fermi designed and created the world's first nuclear reactor on December 2, 1942.

According to scientist Marvin Minsky, the concept of telepresence originates in a 1942 short story by science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein.

Computer pioneers born in 1942

Peter Denning

Peter Denning was born on January 6, 1942.

Steven Hawking was born on January 8, 1942.

Armas Markkula was born on February 11, 1942.

Louis Gerstner was born on March 1, 1942.

David Cutler was born on March 13, 1942.

Gary Kildall was born on May 19, 1942.

James Foley was born on July 20, 1942.

Peter Weinberger was born on August 6, 1942.

Jeffrey Ullman was born on November 22, 1942.

Edward Tufte was born in 1942.

Brian Kernighan was born in 1942.

Muni Sakya was born in 1942.

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