The story has it that back in the 1920s Yale students would play catch with metal pie tins from Bridgeport's Frisbie Baking Company. To warn unwary passers-by as a tin was flying through the air, they would yell out, "Frisbieee!" Years later, an adapted version of the flying disc made out of plastic was sold to the Wham-O toy company for $1 million. Wham-O introduced the toy to the public on this date in 1957, and called it the Pluto Platter. A year later, they changed the name to Frisbee. A variety of frisbee-like toys has been spawned, made from different, more flexible materials.
Quote: "Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck." — George Carlin