• Born date: 1942-05-19
  • Born in: Washington (State)
  • Death date: 1994-07-11
  • Death in: Monterey, California
Gary Kildall

Gary Arlen Kildall (May 19, 1942 – July 11, 1994) was an American computer scientist and microcomputer entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system and founded Digital Research, Inc. (DRI). Kildall was one of the first people to see microprocessors as fully capable computers rather than equipment controllers and to organize a company around this concept.He also co-hosted the PBS TV show The Computer Chronicles.