Yale students discover the fun of throwing pie tins from the
Frisbie Baking Company of Bridgeport, CT.
Fred Morrison, California carpenter and building
inspector, manufactures the first plastic flying
Rich Knerr and A.K. "Spud" Melin invite
Morrison to join WHAM–O.
WHAM–O introduces the "Pluto Platter,"
a flying plastic disc.
WHAM–O modifies its flying plastic disc and trademarks the
name "Frisbee" for its flying disc toy
Professional Model Frisbee disc, designed by Ed Headrick
of WHAM–O, is introduced
International Frisbee Association founded by Ed Headrick
U.S. Navy spends nearly $400,000 to test Frisbee
disc as a vehicle for keeping flares aloft.
Ultimate, another Frisbee disc sport, is invented by
Columbia High School students in Maplewood, NJ.
First major Disc Golf competition takes place at the
International Frisbee Association meet at Brookside
Park, Pasadena, CA.
Flying Disc World, bi-monthly flying disc magazine, introduced.
First all-dog flying disc competition held at California State University, Fullerton.
World Frisbee Disc Championships held at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA.
Dr. Stancil Johnson reveals the growth of a sport by
writing "Frisbee: A Practioners Manual & Definitive Treatise."
Frisbee Disc "Hall of Fame" established in Houghton, MI.
Tom Kennedy wins $50,000 in the Disc Gold Tournament in Huntington Beach, CA.
Freestyle team called "Coloradicals" redefine
Freestyle and won the World Frisbee Disc Championship,
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA.
First Senior World Overall Championships exclusively
for players over age 35 held in Springfield, MO.
Discathon sport introduced at National Frisbee Disc
Championships, Sacramento, CA.
First World Flying Disc Congress held in Helsingborg,
Sweden with representatives from 19 nations in attendance.
Cub Scouts introduce activity badge for participation in Ultimate.
The General Association of International Sports
Federation accepts the World Flying Disc Federation as a member.
World’s Biggest Disc Golf Meet features over 12,000 players
participating on 200 courses around the world on the same day.
The President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports accepts
flying disc sports as a new category for Presidential Sports Award.
Anni Kreml of San Francisco breaks a four–year women’s
Distance World Record by hurling a disc 136.31 meters (447.2 feet)
on August 20 at the 1994 U.S. Open Flying Disc Championships at Fort Collins, CO.
Scott Stokely of Ft. Collins, CO. sets the Men’
Distance World Record at 211.32 meters (693.3 feet).
Flying disc sports become part of the World Games in Akita, Japan.