1918 – Death of James Dudley Beane, American World War I flying ace, killed in action near Bantheville, France.
1935 – A United Air Lines Boeing 247D crashes during an instrument check flight near Cheyenne, Wyo., killing the four crew aboard.
1939 – The first German aircraft shot down over France, as well as the first such aircraft brought down by a single-seat fighter, in World War II is a Dornier Do 17, brought down by a Hawker Hurricane of No. 1 Squadron Royal Air Force near Vassincourt.
1942 – First flight of the MÁVAG Héja, a Hungarian fighter aircraft based on the Italian Reggiane Re.2000.
1953 – Birth of Aleksandr Fyodorovich Poleshchuk, Russian Air Force pilot and cosmonaut.
1978 – The Indian government approves the purchase of the SEPECAT Jaguar (shown) for the Indian Air Force.