Steve Wozniak

Co-founder of Apple Inc.
Born Aug 11, 1950

Stephan Gary "Woz" Wozniak is an American computer engineer and programmer who founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak created the Apple I computer and co-created the Apple II computer in the mid-1970s, which contributed significantly to the microcomputer revolution of that era.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steve Wozniak.


1950 Birth Born on August 11, 1950.


1969 18 Years Old In 1969, Wozniak returned to the Bay Area after being expelled from University of Colorado Boulder in his first year for hacking into the institution's computer system.


1971 20 Years Old 1 More Event
He later re-enrolled at De Anza College and transferred to University of California, Berkeley in 1971. … Read More
1975 24 Years Old On June 29, 1975 Wozniak tested his first working prototype, displaying a few letters and running sample programs. … Read More
1976 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1976, Wozniak developed the computer that eventually made him famous. … Read More


1981 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 7, 1981, the Beechcraft Bonanza A36TC Wozniak was piloting crashed soon after takeoff from the Sky Park Airport in Scotts Valley, California. … Read More
1982 - 1983 2 More Events
1985 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Even with the success he helped create at Apple, Wozniak felt that Apple was a hindrance to become who he wanted to be, and that it was "the bane of his existence". He enjoyed engineering, not management, and as other engineers joined the growing company, he no longer felt needed at Apple, and by early 1985, Wozniak again left Apple. … Read More
1989 38 Years Old In December 1989, he received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. … Read More


1998 47 Years Old In 1998, he was named a Fellow of the Computer History Museum "for co-founding Apple Computer and inventing the Apple I personal computer." … Read More
2000 49 Years Old In September 2000, Wozniak was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and in 2001 he was awarded the 7th Annual Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment. … Read More


2005 54 Years Old In December 2005, Wozniak was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Kettering University. … Read More
2008 57 Years Old …  However, on a June 19, 2008 appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Griffin confirmed that they were no longer dating and decided to remain friends. … Read More


2011 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2011, Wozniak received an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Michigan State University. … Read More
On February 17, 2014, in Los Angeles, Steve Wozniak was awarded the 66th Hoover Medal from IEEE President & CEO J. Roberto de Marca. … Read More
2015 64 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 19, 2015, Wozniak received the Legacy for Children Award from the Children's Discovery Museum in San Jose. … Read More
2016 65 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2016, High Point University announced that Wozniak will serve as their Innovator in Residence. … Read More
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