Computer history - 1944

Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1944

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

Computer and technology-related events in 1944

The Mark 2 Colossus computer became operational on June 1, 1944.

IBM officially presented its first large-scale computer, the ASCC (Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator), also called The Harvard Mark I, at Harvard University on August 7, 1944. More than 50 feet long, eight feet high, and weighing almost five tons, the ASCC used electromechanical relays to perform addition, multiplication, and division. The computer provided vital calculations for the U.S. Navy, and Grace Hopper was its programmer. The ASCC also became the first machine to execute long calculations automatically.

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.

Lorinda Cherry was born on November 18, 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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