Computer History - 1965

Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1965

Lawrence RobertsLawrence G. Roberts with MIT performs the first long distant dial-up connection between a TX-2 computer n Massachusetts and a Q-32 in California.

Other computer events in 1965

Ted Nelson coins the terms "Hypermedia" and "hypertext," which refers to text that is not necessarily linear.

Donald Davies coins the word "Packet."

Engineers at TRW Corporation develop a Generalized Information Retrieval Language and System that later develops to the Pick Database Management System used today on Unix and Windows systems.

Millions watch for the first time a space probe crashing into the moon on March 24, 1965.

Gordon Moore makes an observation in an April 19, 1965 paper that later becomes widely known as Moore's Law.

Texas Instruments develops the transistor-transistor logic (TTL).

Herbert Grosch famously states Grosch's Law.

The idea of a touchscreen was first described and published by E.A. Johnson.

New computer products and services introduced in 1965

Digital Equipment Company's first successful minicomputer, the PDP-8 is introduced. The computer sold for $18,000 and over 50,000 are sold.

Computer companies founded in 1965

Analog Devices is founded.

Computer pioneers born in 1965

Jeffrey SkollJeffrey Skoll is born January 16, 1965.

Robert Scoble is born January 18, 1965.

Scott Guthrie is born February 6, 1965.

Michael Dell is born February 23, 1965.

Yukihiro Matsumoto is born April 14, 1965.

Robert Tappan Morris is born November 8, 1965.

Tim Westergren is born December 1, 1965.

Mary Jepsen is born in 1965.

Steven Sinofsky is born in 1965.

Kevin Poulsen is born in 1965.

Håkon Wium Lie is born in 1965.

Ramanathan Guha is born in 1965.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1965

Allen DuMontAllen DuMont passes away November 14, 1965 (Age: 64)

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