Computer History - 1966
Major computer events in 1966
US President Lyndon Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act into law on July 4, 1966.
Other computer events in 1966
Lawrence G. Roberts and Tom Marill publish a paper about their earlier success at connecting over dial-up.
Stephen Gray establishes the first personal computer club, the Amateur Computer Society.
New computer products and services introduced in 1966
The programming language BCPL was created in 1966.
Computer companies founded in 1966
The company we now know as Bestbuy was founded in 1966.
Computer-related movies and TV shows released in 1966
The original Star Trek was shown for the first time on United States NBC September 8, 1966.
Computer pioneers born in 1966
Gary McKinnon was born on February 10, 1966.
Mark Pincus was born on February 13, 1966.
David Filo was born on April 20, 1966.
Jimmy Wales was born on August 7, 1966.
Patrick Volkerding was born on October 20, 1966.
Paul Thurrott was born on October 29, 1966.
Chris DeWolfe was born in 1966.
Mike Culbert was born in 1966.
Computer pioneer deaths in 1966
Albert Hull passed away on January 22, 1966 (Age: 85).
William Eccles passed away on April 29, 1966 (Age: 91).
Louis Couffignal passed away in 1966 (Age: 64).