1. Glenn Miller
Glenn Miller was a successful, popular musician, especially between 1938 and 1942. In those four years, Miller and his orchestra put together an extraordinary 22 number-one records and 70 top-ten singles.
That’s more than the Beatles and Elvis put together. Miller could be heard playing anywhere and everywhere there was music. Then suddenly, in 1944, his plane disappeared somewhere over the English Channel while flying from the UK to Paris, France.
Needless to say, there were lots of theories about what happened over time — including a popular one that claims the plane was bombed by Allied aircraft returning from Germany. Another theory, which seems more plausible, suggests that the plane experienced carburetor malfunctions due to the colder weather.