Baird, John Logie

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Baird, John Logie Gender: M
born on 13 August 1888 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Helensburgh, Scotland, 56n01, 4w44
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wemyss
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°56' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°50 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°41'

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John Logie Baird
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Scottish engineer, innovator, one of the inventors of the mechanical television, demonstrating the first working television system on 26 January 1926, and inventor of both the first publicly demonstrated colour television system, and the first purely electronic colour television picture tube.

In 1928 the Baird Television Development Company achieved the first transatlantic television transmission. Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television's history.

Baird died in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, on 14 June 1946, aged 57, after suffering a stroke in the previous February.

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  • business associate/partner relationship with Buchanan, Jack (born 2 April 1890). Notes: Business Partnership in television manufacture


Source Notes

Wemyss F/N, recorded. Same in Paul Wright collection

On 2 August 2017 Sy Scholfield forwarded birth registry entry and upgraded rating to BC/BR in hand.


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (Development of TV)
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (Paleontology)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Invented picture tube for TV)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book