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 interestJada Pinkett Smith

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 1996)

Person of interestLance Armstrong

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

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Ron Childs, NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints)