Computer History - 1954

Updated: 05/08/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1954

IBM logoIBM produces and markets the IBM 650. More than 1,800 of these computers are sold in an eight-year span, with 120 installations in the first year.

Other computer events in 1954

The USSR's Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant opens June 27, 1954 and becomes the first Nuclear power plant to generate electricity.

IBM becomes the first company to translate Russian into English using a computer.

IBM introduces its first calculating machine that uses solid-state transistors instead of vacuum tubes October 7, 1954.

New computer products and services introduced in 1954

The first version of FORTRAN (formula translator) is published by IBM.

Texas Instruments announces the start of commercial production of silicon transistors.

The first commercially produced transistor radio, the Regency TR-1 is announced October 18, 1954.

Computer companies founded in 1954

Brother is founded April 21, 1954.

CERN is established on September 29, 1954.

Commodore is founded.

Merrimac Industries is founded.

Mitsumi is founded.

Computer pioneers born in 1954

Kevin WarwickKevin Warwick is born February 9, 1954

Philip Zimmerman is born February 12, 1954

Sidney Meier is born February 24, 1954

Daniel Kottke is born April 4, 1954

Tim O'Reilly is born June 6, 1954

Raymond Noorda is born June 19, 1954

Karlheinz Brandenburg is born June 20, 1954

Robert Enderle is born July 27, 1954

Philip Emeagwali is born August 23, 1954

Guy Kawasaki is born August 30, 1954

Henry Samueli is born September 20, 1954

Larry Wall is born September 27, 1954

Harold Prewitt is born October 1, 1954

Guy Steele is born October 2, 1954

John Ousterhout is born October 15, 1954

Ken Williams is born October 30, 1954

Scott McNealy is born November 3, 1954

William Joy is born November 8, 1954

Mark Blank is born in 1954

Ross Ihaka is born in 1954

Susan Kare is born in 1954

Computer pioneer deaths in 1954

Alan TuringAlan Turing passes away June 7, 1954 (Age: 41)

Emil Post passes away on April 21, 1954 (Age: 57)

Enrico Fermi passes away November 28, 1954 (Age: 53)

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