1918 – Birth of Erbo Graf von Kageneck (shown), German fighter pilot and World War II flying ace.
1937 – Swedish airplane manufacturer Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (SAAB) is established in Trollhättan, Sweden.
1947 – First flight of the Convair XB-46, an American medium jet bomber prototype.
1954 – Death of Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg, American pilot, high-ranking officer in World War II, U.S. Air Force general, and second chief of staff.
1987 – A Royal Air Force Vickers VC-10, based on the long-range British airliner, sets a record time between the UK and Australia, landing in Perth after a flight of 16 hours, one minute.
2012 – UTair Flight 120, an ATR 72-200, crashes near Roschino International Airport in Western Siberia, killing 31 of the 43 people on board.