On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1978

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
  • Anastas Mikoyan, Armenian revolutionary and member of Supreme Soviet, dies at 82
1978 Highlights

About October 21, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra