Computer history - 1964

Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1964

Core memory

Kenneth Olsen was issued U.S. patent #3,161,861 on December 15, 1964, for magnetic core memory.

Other computer events in 1964

Dartmouth College John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz develop BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Language) and run it for the first time on May 1, 1964.

Baran publishes reports "On Distributed Communications."

The term "double bucky" was coined at Stanford University in 1964.

AT&T starts the practice of monitoring telephone calls in the hopes of identifying phreakers.

The TRANSIT system becomes operational on U.S. Polaris submarines. This system later becomes known as GPS.

SSI (small-scale integration) chips began begin being developed.

Leonard Kleinrock publishes his first book on packet nets entitled "Communication Nets: Stochastic Message Flow and Design."

The first computerized encyclopedia is invented at the Systems Development Corporation.

Syntactic sugar was coined by computer scientist Peter Landin in 1964.

New computer products and services introduced in 1964

On April 7, 1964, IBM introduced its System/360, the first of its computers to use interchangeable software and peripheral equipment.

In 1964, the Programma 101 desktop computer, invented by Pier Giorgio Perotto, was unveiled to the public at the New York World's Fair.

The first self-hosting software was written in LISP by Timothy Hart and Michael Levin in 1964 at MIT.

Multics was first released in 1964.

Computer companies founded in 1964

Mouser Electronics was founded in 1964 by Jerry Mouser.

Computer pioneers born in 1964

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos was born on January 12, 1964.

Harry Mccracken was born on April 2, 1964.

Tom Hall was born on September 2, 1964.

Jack Ma was born on September 10, 1964.

Marc Benioff was born on September 25, 1964.

Eric Bina was born in October 1964.

Megan Smith was born in October 1964.

Tsutomu Shimomura was born on October 23, 1964.

Hugh Herr was born on October 25, 1964.

Paul Graham was born on November 13, 1964.

Alan Emtage was born on November 27, 1964.

Simon Travaglia was born in November 1964.

Clay Shirky was born in 1964.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1964

Norbert Weiner

Norbert Wiener passed away on March 18, 1964 (Age: 69).

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