What Happened on September 18, 1971

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

  • Ryder Cup Golf, Old Warson CC: US beats Europe, 18½-13½; after leading by 1 match, GB loses all Friday morning 4-ball matches to lose momentum

Famous Birthdays

  • Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer, born in Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Jada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett Smith (51 years old)

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

  • Kate Starre, Australian field hockey utility (Olympics 1996), born in Armadale, Australia

Lance ArmstrongLance Armstrong (51 years old)

American road cyclist (7 Tour de France titles) banned for illegal drug use, born in Plano, Texas

  • Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ron Childs, American NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Kennewick, Washington
1971 Highlights

About September 18, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Go Away Little Girl - Donny Osmond
  • UK #1 Song: Hey Girl Don't Bother Me - Tams