Computer History - 1947

Updated: 05/05/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1947

TransistorsJohn Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley invent the first transistor at the Bell Laboratories on December 23, 1947.

Other computer events in 1947

The Association for Computing Machinery was founded.

Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann. file patent #2,455,992 describing one of the first computer games played on a CRT January 25, 1947.

Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting on June 24, 1947.

Jay Forrester and other researchers comes up with the idea of using magnetic-core memory in the Whirlwind computer.

New computer products and services introduced in 1947

Freddie Williams memory system known as the Williams-Kilburn tube is now in working order.

Computer companies founded in 1947

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is established September 18, 1947.

The ACM is founded.

ISO is founded.

P.L. Porter is founded.

Star Micronics is founded.

Computer pioneers born in 1947

Robert Cailliau is born January 26, 1947

Michael Hart is born March 8, 1947

Walter Mossberg is born March 27, 1947

Ben Shneiderman is born August 21, 1947

Edward Shortliffe is born August 28, 1947

John Barlow is born October 3, 1947

David Patterson is born November 16, 1947

Richard Crandall is born December 29, 1947

Paul Brainerd is born in 1947

Ronald Rivest is born in 1947

Sandra Kurtzig is born in 1947

Shiraz Shivji is born in 1947

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