Computer history - 1951

Updated: 07/13/2023 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1951

EDVAC computer

The EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer) began performing basic tasks.

New computer products and services introduced in 1951

UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) I was introduced in 1951.

The Nixie tube was introduced in 1951.

Grace Hopper developed A-0, the first Arithmetic language, in 1951.

The Model A Decimal Tabulator Typewriter was introduced in 1951.

Computer and technology-related events in 1951

The first business computer, the LEO (Lyons Electronic Office), was completed by T. Raymond Thompson, John Simmons, and their team at Lyons Co.

The first Ferranti MARK 1 or Manchester Electronic Computer was delivered to the Manchester University in February 1951.

The first ISO was published, titled "Standard reference temperature for industrial length measurement."

The first tape drive was introduced by Remington Rand in 1951 and could store 224 KB of data.

The Nimrod computer was displayed in 1951 at the Festival of Britain's Exhibition of Science.

Jay Forrester applied for a patent for magnetic-core memory, an early type of random access memory (RAM), on May 11, 1951.

Computer companies and organizations founded in 1951

Sanyo was founded in 1951.

Computer company events in 1951

Geophysical Service Incorporated was renamed to Texas Instruments in 1951.

Computer pioneers born in 1951

William Stevens

William Stevens was born on February 5, 1951.

Dean Kamen was born on April 5, 1951.

John Doerr was born on June 29, 1951.

Dan Bricklin was born on July 16, 1951.

Samuel Palmisano was born on July 30, 1951.

Bill Atkinson was born in 1951.

Radia Perlman was born in 1951.

Wietse Venema was born in 1951.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1951

Vilhelm Bjerknes

Vilhelm Bjerknes passed away on April 9, 1951 (Age: 89).

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