April 4th, 1975 Microsoft was founded in New Mexico. It's been a good 39 years with a lot of ups and downs. Cool thing that I turn 39 later this year, too. Happy birthday, Microsoft!
They officially established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as the CEO. Allen came up with the original name of "Micro-Soft," the combination of the words microcomputer and software, as recounted in a 1995 Fortune magazine article. In August 1977 the company formed an agreement with ASCII Magazine in Japan, resulting in its first international office, "ASCII Microsoft". The company moved to a new home in Bellevue, Washington in January 1979.