History of the Frisbee
‘Just another form of spring fever’ is what one faculty member at Princeton University is said to have called the student pastime of throwing around a Frisbee in 1957. But disc sports had far more staying power than they had predicted.
History of WFDF and Flying Discs
The early years of flying disc play were dominated by the influence of the International Frisbee Association, which was a promotional arm of Wham-O Manufacturing Company, the makers of the patented Frisbee brand flying disc. Through the efforts of that organization, many of the game designs and procedures were developed. Although most of the IFA activity was focused in the United States, many international affiliates where begun as a result of Wham-O distributorships in various countries.
Timeline of early history of Flying Disc Play (1871-1995)
This page was first built by Johan Lindgren of Sweden, long-time Secretary of WFDF. We have made a few additions and corrections, but there are obviously very many significant events in disc history that have not yet been included. If you have authortative information about events that you feel should be added or corrections to suggest, please contact us.