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The Wright Brothers make the first successful controlled, powered aeroplane flight at Kill Devil Hills, Dare County, North Carolina, USA. The story of this historic day is told in the 2005 Bruce Dickinson song Kill Devil Hill, and the hills also get a mention in 1996 R.E.M. song So Fast, So Numb.
A Noorduyn 'Norseman' C-64 aeroplane carrying bandleader Glenn Miller mysteriously goes missing on a flight from London, UK, to Paris, France. Miller's body will never be recovered.
Flight 19, five planes under Patrol Leader Chuck Taylor, leaves Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, and disappears somewhere near Bermuda. The disappearance will become one of the foundations of the mythology of The Bermuda Triangle. The 1981 song Flight 19 by B.A. Robertson will be inspired by this enigmatic incident.
As part of Operation Deep Freeze II, the first aircraft to land on the South Pole is a US Navy C-47 Skytrain, which has been given the name Que Sera Sera, after the popular Doris Day song of that title.
Popular Irish singing star Ruby Murray flies out of Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England, UK, early in the morning on the first lap of a four-week tour to entertain service personnel in the Middle East, Malta and North Africa.
Randall William Rhoads is born at St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA. He wiill find fame as Randy Rhoades, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne but his life will be cut short in a plane crash in 1982 in Florida.
Randall William Rhoads is born at St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA. He wiill find fame as Randy Rhoads, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne but his life will be cut short in a plane crash in 1982 in Florida.
Hank Thompson And His Brazos Valley Boys leave Dallas, Texas, USA, by plane to begin a ten-day tour of Puerto Rico.
Elvis Presley gets his first aerial view of Graceland, when he flies over his Memphis, Tennessee, USA, home in a Piper Comanche.
Having played numerous live dates in the UK, Gene Vincent flies back to the USA to take care of some personal business.
Frank Sinatra is staying at The Sea View Hotel, Singapore, Asia, while en route from shows in Australia to Bagkok and Homng Kong.
US Army private James Marshall Hendrix [Jimi Hendrix] takes a photograph as he jumps from a plane, and another just before landing, at the 101st Airborn Division jump school, Fort Campbell, Kentucky,USA.
Craig Breedlove, driving the jet-propelled three-wheeled vehicle Spirit Of America, sets a new world land speed record of 407.4mph at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, USA. His record-breaking feat is immortalised in The Beach Boys song Spirit Of America.
Four thousand fans riot in Miami Airport, Florida, USA, breaking down doors, smashing windows and trampling police officers, when The Beatles' touch down, hoping for a brief break in their hectic tour schedule.
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UK tv show Thank Your Lucky Stars features performances by Jess Conrad, The Caravelles, Freddie And The Dreamers, Chris Barber's Jazzband, Gene Vincent, The Maurauders and The Hustlers.
Top American folk trio Peter, Paul And Mary fly in to London, UK.
At 2.58pm The Beatles' chartered de Havilland Dove touches down at Turnhouse Airport, Scotland, UK, Europe. At a press conference in the day's venue, The ABC, Edinburgh, Lord Provost Duncan Weatherstone surprises the group by asking them for autographs.
Paul Anka, accompanied by and songwriter Sammy Cahn, flies from Paris, France, Europe, to New York City, USA, where Anka is shortly to begin a live engagement at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel.
Duke Ellington And His Orchestra fly from the USA to Japan, Asia, to begin a three-week tour.
Brian Poole And The Tremeloes fly to Sweden, Europe, to begin a one-week tour.
The Yardbirds fly back to London from Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Bruce Johnson flies from Los Angeles, California, USA, to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is to join The Beach Boys temporarily as a bassist, because Glen Campbell has other commitments.
Andrew Loog Oldham and Eric Easton, managers of The Rolling Stones, fly to New York City, USA, in order to be with the group when they appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.
The Beatles fly from Nice, France, to Madrid, Spain, during a European tour.
Tony Barrow publicist of Brian Epstein's company NEMS writes to DJ Paul Drew of WQXI, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, stating, "I refer to your application to travel with The Beatles while they are in America next month. I am pleased to say that a place has been reserved for you on the charter aircraft. I shall look forward to meeting you in New York. In the meantime, I enclose information which should assist you in making your arrangements. May I draw your special attention to paragraphs THREE and SIX. With good wishes. Yours sincerely, Tony Barrow."
Returning from a tour of the USA, The Beatles touch down at Heathrow Airport, London, England, UK. John Lennon and his wife Cynthia leave immediately for a holiday in the south of Europe.
Bob Dylan records Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window, Jet Pilot, Medicine Sunday and I Wanna Be Your Lover in Columbia Records Studios, New York City, USA.
The Sopwith Camel play the first of two nights at The Hullabaloo, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The East Side Kids.
In the middle of a chaotic Asian tour, The Zombies briefly leave Manila, Philippines, and fly to Hong Kong where they make plans for their next steps.
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In the middle of a chaotic Asian tour, The Zombies fly from Hong Kong back to Manila, Philippines, to play a handful of club dates.
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience fly from Texas, USA, to New York City, USA.
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The Honeybus fly from the UK to Holland, Europe, for tv appearances.
The Troggs fly out of London, England, UK, Europe, to begin a tour of the USA.
Lulu flies to Palma, Majorca, Europe, for two days of live shows.
Having completed recording the album Band On The Run, Paul McCartney and Wings fly back from Lagos, Africa, to London, England, UK.
In a grim footnote to the death of Buddy Holly two decades earlier, the spectacles he was wearing during the plane crash are found in police files in Mason City, Iowa, USA.
Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways, the first airline owned by a record business mogul, is inaugurated with its first transatlantic flight, from London to Newark, New Jersey, USA.
British indie darlings The Smiths are preparing to fly to America to begin their first North American tour.
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Former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown is jailed for four months for having threatened the captain and a flight attendant on British Airways flight BA 1611 from Charles De Gaulle airport, Paris, France, to London, England, UK, Europe, earlier in the year.
Nic Cester of Jet is hospitalised after collapsing on stage during a gig at the Q Music Club in the Hard Rock Caf
On his My World tour, Justin Bieber plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On her Black Star tour, Avril Lavigne plays at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin is arrested following an allegedly drunken altercation with a flight attendant during a Jet Blue flight from Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, USA. Scantlin's arrest causes the flight to divert and make a landing in Austin, Texas. Scantlin will counter-claim that he was wrongfully arrested, and that police roughed him up in the process.
Rapper DMX is arrested for the third time, at Spartanburg Airport, South Carolina, USA. The rapper spends three hours in jail before posting bond on charges of driving with a suspended license and having no car tag or insurance.
Having celebrated her 30th birthday in Marrakech and Paris, Katy Perry flies back to Los Angeles, California, USA, with her boyfriend Diplo.
Muse release their seventh album Drones on Warner Bros. Records in the USA, Canada, Spain and Italy.
On her Anti World Tour, Rihanna plays the first of two nights at The Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
A plane containing 92 people, including over sixty members of Russia's Alexandrov Ensemble choir, crashes while en route to Latakia, Syria, Asia. There are no survivors.
On their Revolution Radio tour, Green Day play at The American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
On their This House Is Not For Sale tour, Bon Jovi play at The Air Canada Cenrtre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.