1896 – Birth of Grigory Eduardovich Suk, Russian World War I flying ace.
1941 – More than 50 Japanese Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighters raid Batangas Field, Philippines; Jesús Villamor and four Filipino fighter pilots fend them off. Pilot César Basa is killed.
1945 – Death of William Dolley Tipton, American World War I flying ace and founder of the Maryland Air National Guard who also served in World War II; he is killed in a crash while flying home to be released from active duty when his Republic P-47N Thunderbolt strikes a mountain in Ohio.
1951 – Alaska Air becomes the first airline to fly over the North Pole.
1952 – The first Frenchman to break the sound barrier is Roger Carpentier in the Dassault Mystère II (C model shown).
1998 – Alan Zwick, U.S. Air Force 9th Reconnaissance Wing and instructor, flies his Lockheed U-2 and payload to an altitude record of more than 12 and a half miles.