On This Day

What Happened on September 18, 1971

Historical Events

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
  • 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

Person of interestJada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith, 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

Person of interestLance Armstrong

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

Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • Oleg Ladik, Canadian 100 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Kiev, 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? 49 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Virgo