Limited capacity Mobile Telephone Service for automobiles begins.
Sony was founded.
Tektronix was founded.
RCA demonstrates an all-electronic color television system.
DuMont Television Network begins broadcasting.
The trackball was invented as part of a radar plotting system named Comprehensive Display System (CDS) by Ralph Benjamin when working for the British Royal Navy Scientific Service.
Fredrick C. Williams demonstrated the storage of a single binary digit (bit) at the British Telecommunications Research Establishment.
On October 24, 1946, the first black-and-white photo of the earth was taken from a V-2 Meinel at an altitude of 65 miles.
Development of the first assembly language by Kathleen Booth at Birkbeck, the University of London.
Top U.S. film of 1946:
Top U.S Song of 1946 – Perry Como – Prisoner of Love:
1946 in Television:
Play the Game was essentially a televised version of the parlor game charades. The show was hosted by Dr. Harvey Zorbaugh, a professor of educational sociology at New York University. The show aired over the DuMont Television Network on Tuesdays from 8 to 8:30 pm ET from September 24, 1946, to December 17, 1946.
Scottish engineer John Logie Baird developed the first color picture tube.
The Mark 2 Colossus computer became operational on June 1, 1944.
The Harvard Mark I computer was officially presented at Harvard University on August 7, 1944. The relay-based Harvard-IBM MARK I, a large programmable-controlled calculating machine, provides vital calculations for the U.S. Navy. Grace Hopper becomes its programmer.
American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is formed.
Jay Forrester builds the Whirlwind, a flight simulator that is the first real-time interactive electronic device.
The War rages on…
Top Movie of 1944:
Top U.S. song of 1944: Swinging on a star – Bing Crosby