Germany officially launches its first aircraft carrier, the 280-foot by 89-foot Graf Zeppelin.
The New York City experiences its first blackout and anti-aircraft exercise, around the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
First flight of the Bell 47 prototype NC1H.
Muroc Army Airfield is renamed Edwards Air Force Base in honor of test pilot Glen Edwards.
A United Lines Caravelle makes the first landing in the USA completely controlled by computer (automatic touchdown).
NASA F/A-18 Hornet modified with Active Aeroelastic Wing is designated the X-53.