Lou Gehrig was the first athlete to appear on a Wheaties box in 1934.
The first athlete on a wheaties box was former Yankee, Lou Gehrig in 1934.
The first woman depicted on a Wheaties box was aviator Elinor Smith in 1934. The first woman athlete depicted on a Wheaties box was Mary Lou Retton in 1984.
The first female athlete on a box of Wheaties cereal was Babe Didrikson Zaharias. She appeared on the box in 1935.
In 1986, Walter Payton became the first football player to be shown on the front of a box of Wheaties.
Babe Zaharias in 1935 was the first black woman athlete on a Wheaties box
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Lou Gehrig in 1934.