DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Vladimir K. Zworykin (aged 94)
Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (July 17 1888 – July 29, 1982) was an American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of television technology. Zworykin invented a television transmitting and receiving system employing cathode ray tubes. He played a role in the practical development of television from the early thirties, including charge storage-type tubes, infrared image tubes and the electron microscope.
DEATH: Zworykin died on his 94th birthday, July 29, 1982, in Princeton, New Jersey. His wife Katherine died on February 18, 1985.