Back To Mobile Site

On this day: January 23

Published On: Jan 22 2013 04:26:32 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 23 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

The deadliest earthquake in recorded history hits China, Duke Ellington plays Carnegie Hall, North Korea captures a U.S. Navy ship, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts its first class, all on this day.

OTD January 23 - Frisbee
19 / 39
Connecticut State Library

1957: Wham-O begins producing its newly acquired toy, the Pluto Platter. The company would rename the toy the Frisbee in June 1957 in a move to stimulate sales of the flying disc. The toy's original inventor, Fred Morrison, is seen here promoting his Pluto Platter in the 1950s.

Upload Photos / Videos