Computer History - 1958
Major computer events in 1958
Other computer events in 1958
The Russian satellite Sputnik burns up as it reenters Earth's atmosphere January 4, 1958.
The programming language FORTRAN II is created. Later FORTRAN III is created but never released to the public.
President Eisenhowers Christmas address is the first voice transmission from a satellite.
New computer products and services introduced in 1958
Control Data Corporation introduces Seymour Cray's 1604 for $1.5 Million, half the cost of the IBM computer.
NEC builds its first computer the NEAC 1101.
William Higinbotham created the first video game called: Tennis for Two.
ALGOL 58 is first introduced in 1958.
Computer companies founded in 1958
JEDEC is founded.
Keltec is founded.
GoldStar is founded. The company later becomes LG Electronics.
Computer company events in 1958
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics is renamed to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Computer pioneers born in 1958
Jeffrey Raikes is born May 29, 1958
Mark Cuban is born July 31, 1958
Sergio Verdu is born August 15, 1958
Steve Case is born August 21, 1958
Martin Odersky is born September 5, 1958
Cher Wang is born September 14, 1958
Ursula Burns is born September 20, 1958
Neil deGrasse Tyson is born October 5, 1958
Michael Muuss is born October 16, 1958
Phil Farrand is born November 5, 1958
Don Libes is born in 1958
Shafi Goldwasser is born in 1958
Valerie Landau is born in 1958
Computer pioneer deaths in 1958
Clair Lake passes away in 1958 (Age: 70)
Henry Phillips passes away in 1958 (Age: 68)