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