Gary Kildall

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Birth Name: Gary Kildall

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Place Of Birth: Washington

Date Of Birth: May 19, 1942

Date Of Death: July 11, 1994

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Gary Kildall was born on the 19th of May, 1942. He was best known for being a Entrepreneur. Famous as the founder of Digital Research, Inc., and as the creator of an operating system called CP/M (the Control Program for Microcomputers), he tried, but failed, to license his product to IBM.

Gary Kildall was born in Washington. After earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, he taught at Monterey, California’s Naval Postgraduate School and began programming for an early Intel microprocessor. He later returned to his alma mater and completed his computer science Ph.D. He died suddenly in his early fifties, having suffered a head injury, possibly as the result of a fall.

Gary Kildall was a Taurus and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Gary Kildall was born in 1940s. The early 1940s were dominated by World War II. Following the end of the war, it was the start of the Baby Boomer years and technology advancements such as the jet engine, nuclear fusion, radar, rocket technology and others later became the starting points for Space Exploration and Improved Air Travel. The 40s also brought us the Slinky, Velcro, Jeep, Tupperware and Frisbee. Discover what happened on this day.

Gary Kildall is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Gary Kildall’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Gary Kildall’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Gary Kildall was born in the Year of the Horse.

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REAL NAME: Gary Kildall
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Gary Kildall was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Gary Kildall was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Gary Kildall had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Gary Kildall’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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