Contact Us

“Fun Facts” About Wheaties[POLL]

facebook

 

Can you imagine your face or even better your child on the box of the Wheaties box. 

Olympic Gold Winner Gabby Douglas is the latest to be on the cereal box.

Here are some fun facts about the cereal we’ve grown up with:

  • The first athlete to appear on a Wheaties box – the back of the package – was baseball great Lou Gehrig in 1934.
  • The 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins were the first team to appear on the package.
  • The first non-orange Wheaties box was released in 1992. The red and black package honored the NBA Champion Chicago Bulls.
  • In 1934, Aviator Elinor Smith became the first female to appear on the back of the Wheaties box.
  • Babe Didrikson became the first female athlete to appear on the Wheaties box – the back of the package – in 1935.
  • In 1926, Wheaties pioneered the singing radio commercial with “Have You Tried Wheaties?”
  • Wheaties sponsored the first televised commercial sports broadcast when, on August 29, 1939, NBC presented a baseball game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers for some 500 owners of television sets in New York City.
  • The first athlete to appear on the front of a Wheaties box was decathlon gold medalist Bob Richards in 1958.
  • The first woman to appear on the front of a Wheaties box was gold medal gymnast Mary Lou Retton in 1984.
  • The first race car driver to appear on the front of a Wheaties box was Dale Earnhardt in 1997.
  • The first football player to appear on the front of a Wheaties box was Walter Payton in 1986.
  • The 1991 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins were the first hockey team to appear on the Wheaties package.
  • Lee Trevino became the first golfer to appear on the front of a Wheaties box in 1969.
  • Michael Jordan has appeared on the Wheaties box more than any other athlete – 18 times, including appearances with the NBA champion Chicago Bulls in 1991, 1993 and 1995.

facebook

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!