OCTOBER 21ST IS THE 294TH DAY OF THE YEAR. TODAY IS “BACK TO THE FUTURE” DAY, CHECK YOUR MEDS DAY, COUNT YOUR BUTTONS DAY, GARBANZO BEAN DAY, INTERNATIONAL ADJUST YOUR CHAIR DAY, INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE NACHO, NATIONAL PETS FOR VETERANS DAY, NATIONAL PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE DAY, AND REPTILE AWARENESS DAY.
Elton John receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Drummer Keith Moon plays his final show with The Who. He would leave the band and enter a drug and alcohol program shortly after.
Three Dog Night vocalist Cory Wells dies suddenly at the age of 74. His lead vocals on “Eli’s Coming”, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “Shambala” and “Never Been To Spain” helped the band achieve twenty-one Billboard Top 40 hits and place eleven albums on the Billboard 200 chart.
Elton John files a $35 million lawsuit against a reporter for the TV tabloid show Hard Copy, who stated that John moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center. Elton’s lawyers say he moved to Atlanta because he enjoys the area.