What Happened on October 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.

Famous Birthdays

  • Joey Harrington, American football player
  • Will Estes, American actor

Famous Deaths

  • Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83