1909 – Birth of Gerald “Gerry” Bell (shown), Royal Canadian Air Force pilot during World War II and Canada’s first African-Canadian airman.
1916 – Zeppelin LZ34 (L3) is stranded and destroyed in a gale in the German state of Jutland.
1930 – First flight of the Farman F-301, a French tri-engine airliner; it is the production version of the F-300.
1944 – In Operation Catchpole, American forces invade Eniwetok; aircraft from USS Saratoga (CV-3), USS Sangamon (CVE-26), USS Suwannee (CVE-27), and USS Chenango (CVE-28) support the landings.
1959 – A chartered Vickers Viscount 793 carrying the Turkish prime minister and other government officials crashes in heavy fog during its final approach into London Gatwick Airport; five of the eight crew and nine of the sixteen passengers die in the accident. Prime Minister Adnan Menderes is among the ten survivors.
1972 – Death of Gilbert Stuart Martin Insall VC MC, British World War I pilot.