Computer history - 1953

Updated: 04/30/2020 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1953

IBM introduced the 701 to the public on April 7, 1953. The 701 is IBM's first electric computer and the first mass-produced computer. A total of 19,701 are produced and sold.

Other computer events in 1953

The UNIVAC predicts the presidential election during a televised news broadcast.

The first plotter is invented by Remington-Rand.

A magnetic memory smaller and faster than existing vacuum tube memories is built at MIT.

In July 1953 a core memory expansion was added to the ENIAC.

The Colgate Comedy Hour on N.B.C. became the first TV show to broadcast in color on November 22, 1953.

Computer companies founded in 1953

TEAC was formed on August 29, 1953.

Dr. Sidney Harman and Bernard Kardon create the Harman Kardon company.

NXP Semiconductors was founded as a part of Philips in 1953.

Computer pioneers born in 1953

Paul Allen

Paul Allen was born on January 21, 1953.

Craig Reynolds was born on March 15, 1953.

Richard Stallman was born on March 16, 1953.

Andy Hertzfeld was born on April 6, 1953.

Bob Rosenschein was born on June 5, 1953.

Florian Brody was born on October 31, 1953.

Bob Bates was born on December 11, 1953.

David Crane was born in 1953.

David Deutsch was born in 1953.

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