Computer history - 1952

Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1952

EDSAC OXO

Alexander Sandy Douglas created the first graphical computer game of Tic-Tac-Toe on an EDSAC known as "OXO."

Other computer events in 1952

A complaint was filed against IBM for monopolistic practices in January 1952.

Geoffrey Dummer, a British radar engineer, introduced the concept of the integrated circuit at a tech conference in the United States on May 7, 1952.

The first ASR device was used to recognize single digits spoken by a user (it was not computer driven).

The Huffman code was introduced by David Huffman in his 1952 paper.

New computer products and services introduced in 1952

Fairly reliable working magnetic drum memories for use in computers began to be sold by Andrew Donald Booth and his father.

Computer companies founded in 1952

RIAA was established in 1952.

The NSA (National Security Agency) was formed on November 4, 1952.

Unit 8200 was founded in 1952.

Computer pioneers born in 1952

David Reed

David Reed was born on January 31, 1952.

Ralph Merkle was born on February 2, 1952.

Sugata Mitra was born on February 12, 1952.

Bernhard Thalheim was born on March 10, 1952.

John Dvorak was born on April 5, 1952.

Alan Cooper was born on June 3, 1952.

Adi Shamir was born on July 6, 1952.

Leonid Khachiyan was born on May 3, 1952.

Kevin Kelly was born on August 14, 1952.

Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto was born on November 16, 1952.

Thomas Siebel was born on November 20, 1952.

Craig Newmark was born on December 6, 1952.

Fred Baker was born in 1952.

Richard Lyon was born in 1952.

Robert Martin was born in 1952.

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