The first jet aircraft designed and built in Czechoslovakia, the Aero L-29 Delfin, makes its first flight. Over 3,000 of these two-seater jet trainers are produced for the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact air forces.
The Douglas Aircraft Company takes over Northrop.
USAF Atlas ICBM was successfully flown from Cape Canaveral, FL, to the impact area some 600 miles away.
First flight of the Aero L-29 Delfin.
Monarch Airlines commences flight operations.
Howard Hughes dies aboard a Learjet, aged 70.
Royal Navy aircraft carriers HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible depart the United Kingdom for the Falkland Islands.
First flight of the Lockheed C-130J.