May 16, 1965: SpaghettiOs
1965 – The Campbell soup company, under their Franco-American brand, introduce SpaghettiO’s pasta in a can. The ring-shaped pasta and cheese blend was an easy way (and less messy) to make the kids a meal. Simply open the can and pour into the pan!
The idea was created by Donald Goerke – known as “Daddy-O of SpaghettiO’s”. The company tested out many shapes before they decided the “O” was the least messy to serve and eat.
Jimmie Rodgers sang the famous “Uh-Oh! SpaghettiOs” at the time.
Full Day in Tech History podcast show notes for May 15
- Spaghetti-O’s are introduced
- Sugar Labs extends Sugar OS to EeePC
- OS X Tiger vs. Tiger Direct ruling.