Computer history - 1951

Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1951

EDVAC computer

The EDVAC begins performing basic tasks.

Other computer events in 1951

The first business computer, the LEO (Lyons Electronic Office) is 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 is published with the title, "Standard reference temperature for industrial length measurement."

The first tape drive 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 applies for a patent for magnetic-core memory, an early type of random access memory (RAM) on May 11, 1951.

New computer products and services introduced in 1951

UNIVAC I was introduced.

The Nixie tube is first introduced.

Grace Hopper develops A-0, the first Arithmetic language.

The Model A Decimal Tabulator Typewriter is introduced.

Computer companies 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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