In reality, it can only be proven that sixty years ago on this day (January 23, 1957), "Wamo" acquired the exclusive rights to Fred Morrison's plastic flying saucer type toy. Morrison's first disc was the Flyin-Saucer (1948), and then later remolded into what was known as the Pluto Platter.
Wham-O renamed the Pluto Platter plastic flying disc in 1958 as a "Frisbee"® whic originated from New England college students tossing around empty tins from the Frisbie Pie Company.
|January 23rd 1957 agreement between "Wamo" and the Morrisons [via Flat Flip]|
What can be proven is today marks the anniversary of the agreement which made it possible for the Frisbee to be manufactured and widely distributed by Wham-O!
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