The year was 1958 and Wham-O introduced its Hula Hoop. Do you still have yours? I have seen many hanging in garages, collecting dust.

Richard Knerr and Arthur “Spud” Melin of Wham-O manufactured 42 inch diameter hoops from Marlex plastic. The earliest known advertisement for the “Hula-Hoop by Wham-O” was seen on June 16, 1958, for “The Broadway” chain of department stores in Los Angeles — for sale for $1.98 (equivalent to $20 more than 60 years later).

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