- January 1: The clock (or epoch) begins in Unix-based systems, as well as the Apple File System.
- April: Future Apple Computer CEO Gil Amelio and his colleagues demonstrate their invention of the CCD.
- June: Future Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak leaves De Anza College.
- Future Apple marketing executive Dan'l Lewin qualifies for the New York State Championships as a competitive swimmer.
- Steve Wozniak enrolls at the University of California, Berkeley.