Computer history - 1944

Updated: 04/02/2019 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1944

The Mark 1 Colossus computer became operational on February 5, 1944. The computer is the first binary and partially programmable computer that was created at Bletchley Park.

Other computer events in 1944

The Mark 2 Colossus computer became operational on June 1, 1994.

The Harvard Mark I computer was officially presented at Harvard University on August 7, 1944. The relay-based Harvard-IBM MARK I a large programmable-controlled calculating machine provides vital calculations for the U.S. Navy. Grace Hopper becomes its programmer.

Computer pioneers born in 1944

Steven Bourne

Steven Bourne was born on January 7, 1944.

James Gray was born on January 12, 1944.

Hasso Plattner was born on January 21, 1944.

Andrew Tanenbaum was born on March 16, 1944.

James Clark was born on March 23, 1944.

David Clark was born on April 7, 1944.

Edward Yourdon was born on April 30, 1944.

Bailey Diffie was born on June 5, 1944.

Larry Ellison was born on August 17, 1944.

Steve Crocker was born on October 15, 1944.

Abhay Bhushan was born on November 23, 1944.

Richard Greenblatt was born on December 25, 1944.

Daniel Friedman was born in 1944.

Donald Chamberlin was born in 1944.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1944

Paul Otlet

Paul Otlet passed away on December 10, 1944 (Age: 76).

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