1917 – Birth of Izidor Kovarik, Slovak World War II fighter ace who served on the Eastern front with the Axis forces.
1936 – First flight of the Vought V-141 (shown), a American prototype single-seat fighter.
1942 – In Operation Picket II, HMS Eagle makes the third delivery of Royal Air Force Supermarine Spitfires to Malta, flying off seven.
1958 – Death of Clyde Edward Pangborn, also known as “Upside-Down Pangborn” American aviator, stunt pilot; he was the first person to fly non-stop across the Pacific Ocean along with Hugh Herndon, Jr.
1979 – Quebecair Flight 255, a Fairchild F-27, crashes after an explosion in an engine, killing 17 of 24 on board.
2006 – The Sea Harrier was withdrawn from Royal Navy service.