President of European Parliament, Simone Veil

Simone Veil of was elected President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France and served her Presidential term from July 1979 to 1982. Continue reading

Masaru Ibuka

Ibuka graduated from Waseda University in 1933, he then went to work at Photo-Chemical Laboratory, a company which processed movie film, and later served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II, being a member of the Imperial Navy Wartime Research Committee. Continue reading

Akio Morita

Akio Morita was born in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. Morita's family was involved in sake, miso and soy sauce production in the village of Kosugaya (currently a part of Tokoname City) on the western coast of Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture since 1665. Continue reading

Walkman, First personal stereo cassette player

The Walkman, designed by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, founders of the consumer electronics manufacturer Sony KK of Tokyo, Japan. Continue reading

Solo bicyclist breaks 50 miles per hour.

On May 6th, 1979 at the International Human Powered Vehicle Associations's, 200 meter Flying Start Speed Trials in Ontario Canada... Continue reading