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Nolan Bushnell

Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell

Profession: Electrical Engineer, Businessman and Founder of Atari

United States of America

Biography: The founder of Atari and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, Bushnell has started more than twenty companies and is considered one of the founding fathers of the video game industry.

Born: February 5, 1943
Birthplace: Clearfield, Utah, USA
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius

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Historical Events

  • 1972-06-27 Legendary video game and home computer Atari, Inc. founded by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney in Sunnyvale, California
  • 1972-11-29 Co-founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell releases Pong, the 1st commercially successful video game, in Andy Capp's Tavern in Sunnyvale, California