Back To The Boogie Radio Loves Celebrations! Today marks National Bubble Wrap Day! 60 years ago, the story begins in 1957 in a garage in Hawthorne, NJ with two engineers, Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding. Marc and Al were trying to make a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. Surprisingly, this product didn’t take off. They realized, however, that their invention could be used as protection as a cushioning packaging material.