Computer history - 1965

Updated: 10/01/2023 by Computer Hope

Major computer events in 1965

Lawrence Roberts

Lawrence G. Roberts with MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) performed the first long distant dial-up connection between a TX-2 computer in Massachusetts and a Q-32 in California.

New computer products and services introduced in 1965

The first carousel slide projector was patented on May 11, 1965, by a man named David Hansen.

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

Honeywell released the Honeywell 116 minicomputer in 1965.

Computer and technology-related events in 1965

Ted Nelson coined the terms "Hypermedia" and "hypertext," which refers to text that's not necessarily linear.

Donald Davies coined the word "Packet."

Engineers at TRW Corporation developed a Generalized Information Retrieval Language and System, the Pick Database Management System, used today on Unix and Windows systems.

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

Gordon Moore made an observation in an April 19, 1965, paper that became widely known as Moore's Law.

A 59-pound onboard IBM guidance computer was used on all Gemini flights, including the first spaceship rendezvous. The IBM 2361, the largest computer memory ever built, was shipped to the NASA Space Center in Houston. IBM scientists completed the most precise computation of the Moon's orbit and developed a fabrication technique to connect hundreds of circuits on a tiny silicon wafer.

The programming language Simula was developed around 1965 by Norwegian computer engineers Kristen Nygaard and Ole-Johan Dahl.

Texas Instruments developed TTL (transistor-transistor logic) in 1965.

Herbert Grosch famously stated Grosch's Law in 1965.

The idea of a touch screen was first described and published by E.A. Johnson in 1965.

The VSE (Virtual Storage Extended) is an operating system for IBM mainframe computers that was introduced in 1965.

Computer companies and organizations founded in 1965

Analog Devices was founded in 1965.

Computer pioneers born in 1965

Jeffrey Skoll

Jeffrey Skoll was born on January 16, 1965.

Robert Scoble was born on January 18, 1965.

Scott Guthrie was born on February 6, 1965.

Michael Dell was born on February 23, 1965.

Yukihiro Matsumoto was born on April 14, 1965.

Robert Tappan Morris was born on November 8, 1965.

Tim Westergren was born on December 1, 1965.

Mary Jepsen was born in 1965.

Steven Sinofsky was born in 1965.

Kevin Poulsen was born in 1965.

Håkon Wium Lie was born in 1965.

Ramanathan Guha was born in 1965.

Computer pioneer deaths in 1965

Allen DuMont

Allen DuMont passed away on November 14, 1965 (Age: 64).

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