Computer History - 1953

Updated: 05/08/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1953

IBM introduces the 701 to the public April 7, 1953. The 701 is IBM's first electric computer and 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 is added to the ENIAC.

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

Computer companies founded in 1953

TEAC is formed on August 29, 1953.

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

Computer pioneers born in 1953

Paul AllenPaul Allen is born January 21, 1953

Craig Reynolds is born March 15, 1953

Richard Stallman is born March 16, 1953

Andy Hertzfeld is born April 6, 1953

Bob Rosenschein is born June 5, 1953

Florian Brody is born October 31, 1953

Bob Bates is born December 11, 1953

David Crane is born in 1953

David Deutsch is born in 1953

James Martin is born in 1953

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