I’m trying to find out when cassette players first came out and i’m having trouble figuring out exactly how to word this in google. I’m sure someone here will be able to find it in about 8 seconds. Can you also tell me how you found it in google too?
I searched google.com for “cassette tape history,” and this page at about.com was about the third linked page. After that, it was just fishing through the links. I found the above info at the link titled “Chronology of Magnetic Recording (audio/video).”
Then I clicked on several links to make sure they agreed.
Now, this is when cassette tapes were made available for sale. They would have been invented before that, presumably a year or two before. It’s possible they were invented even earlier, and it took a long time to develop them to the point where they were ready to be sold.
Try a google on: phillips “compact cassette”
The dates seem to vary between about 1962 and 1966. The differing dates probably reflect different stages of development, ranging from when they created the first one to when they released it to the public as a demonstration, and finally when it was released as a purchasable product.