1919 – Death of Edwin Tufnell Hayne, South African World War I fighter ace, killed in the crash of his Bristol F.2.
1933 – First flight of the Fiat CR.32 (shown), Italian biplane fighter used in the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
1947 – A Trans-Canada Air Lines Lockheed 18-08A Lodestar crashes on a wooded slope west of Mount Elsay while on approach to Vancouver, B.C., killing all 15.
1957 – Birth of Léopold Eyharts, brigadier general in the French Air Force and ESA astronaut.
1981 – The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon’s first air-to-air combat success is achieved by the Israeli Air Force over the Bekaa Valley when two Syrian Mil Mi-8 helicopters are shot down.
1986 – Pan Am returns to the Soviet Union, using a Boeing 747 from JFK International Airport in New York.