What Happened on September 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 19th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 18½-13½ at Old Warson Country Club (St. Louis, Missouri, US)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Momofuku Ando markets the first Cup Noodle, packaging it in a waterproof polystyrene container

Inventor of Instant Noodles Momofuku Ando
Inventor of Instant Noodles
Momofuku Ando

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jada Pinkett Smith, American actress (Set it Off, Nutty Professor, Menace II Society), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Kate Starre, Armadale Australia, field hockey utility (Olympics-96)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs, born in Plano, Texas

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-96), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Ron Childs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)