Computer history - 1947

Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1947

Various transistors

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

New computer products and services introduced in 1947

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

Computer and technology-related events in 1947

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

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

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

Computer companies and organizations founded in 1947

The ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) was founded in 1947.

The CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) was formed on September 18, 1947.

ISO was founded in 1947.

P.L. Porter was founded in 1947.

Star Micronics was founded in 1947.

Computer pioneers born in 1947

Robert Cailliau

Robert Cailliau was born on January 26, 1947.

Michael Hart was born on March 8, 1947.

Walter Mossberg was born on March 27, 1947.

Ben Shneiderman was born on August 21, 1947.

Edward Shortliffe was born on August 28, 1947.

John Barlow was born on October 3, 1947.

David Patterson was born on November 16, 1947.

Richard Crandall was born on December 29, 1947.

Paul Brainerd was born in 1947.

Raymond Boyce was born in 1947.

Ronald Rivest was born in 1947.

Sandra Kurtzig was born in 1947.

Shiraz Shivji was born in 1947.

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