This Day In History - Hula-Hoop Patented 1963

Hula-Hoop Patented 1963

Friday, March 5, 2021

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Event Description

On this day in 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy thatbecame a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company's co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone.

Event Location

Washington, D.C., DC, United States