1891 – Birth of Oswald Boelcke, German World War I German flying ace and one of the most influential patrol leaders and tacticians during the early years of air combat.
1918 – South African World War I fighter ace Andrew Frederick Weatherby “Proccy” Beauchamp-Proctor scores five victories with his Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a.
1924 – The first aerial circumnavigation of Australia is completed by an Royal Australian Air Force crew in a Fairey IIID.
1946 – First flight of the Handley Page Marathon (shown).
1949 – A JRM Mars sets a record of 308 for the largest number of people to be carried on a single aircraft.
2001 – Death of Alexey Petrovich Maresyev, Soviet World War II fighter ace who flew half of the war with both legs amputated below the knees.