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What Aviation Event Happened On Your Birthday?  
User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6715 times:

I know this may very well have been already discussed but, since I joined recently I'd like to hear from you anyway...

So, what are the facts in aviation history, major or minor, sad or happy, that happened on your birthday?

Mine is unfortunately a sad one: January 13, 1982. The crash of Palm 90.

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User currently offlineCumulonimbus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6712 times:

An Interesting topic Indeed. I will have to research it and I will let you know.


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6703 times:

My birthday is May 13, 1977.

On this day flew Lufthansa for the first time nonstop between FRA and LAX.


User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 6222 times:

My birthday is April 20, 1972 and I could not find anything happening on that year, but April 20th on other years I found........

In 1959... Aeroflot puts the 84 to 110-seater Ilyushin IL-18, its first turboprop, into service from Moscow to Alma Ata, Kazakhstan, and Adler, now Sochi, on the Black Sea.

In 1935... The first passengers leave for Australia on a new Imperial Airways/QANTAS service; the first Australian departures were made from Brisbane on April 17.

In 1978... A Korean Airlines 707 makes a crash landing after being attacked by Soviet fighters over the Kola peninsula. Two passengers die.

Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6201 times:

10 years before my b'day, the first ever 747 flew for the first time  

[Edited 2005-03-22 00:06:19]

cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6195 times:

i dont think anything special happened on May 26, 1987.. Sad

User currently offlineJustplanesmart From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 722 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6187 times:

May 20, 1965 - Pakistan International Airlines 720-040B AP-AMH crashed at Cairo, Egypt.

On a brighter note, 38 years before, on May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York to begin his nonstop flight to Le Bourget, Paris.

"So many planes; so little time..."
User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6185 times:

Igor Sikorsky died the day I was born and United Airlines made the official decision not to take up the 6 Concorde orders they had.

A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlinePosti From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

On July 13, 1985 (bday day not year) Phil Collins flew from London to Philly on Concorde to play LiveAid. That's kinda related to aviation, right?

User currently offlineMisbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6146 times:

Nothing on 21 December 1976. But PA 103 came down on 21 December 1988.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12210 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

January 16, 1995, a B732 of Sempati, rego PK-JHF, crashed in Jakarta. 57 passengers/crew were on board but none were killed.

January 16, 2002, a B733 of Garuda, rego PK-GWA, crashed in Klaten, Indonesia. 60 passengers and crew were on board, but only 1 was killed. It was the '50 years of flying' logo jet

User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8969 posts, RR: 39
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

I'll let you guys guess:

Arguably the worse accident in space exploration happened that day... Happened again in early 2003 albeit in a bit different scenario... considered I'm between in the 16-20 year old group... I'm sure you can figure it out.


"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6138 times:

Nothing notable, except for a satillite was launched into space and Alicia Keys was born  Smile

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 6106 times:

Anyone please help me? ... my birthdate is April 7, 1975.

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User currently offlinePositiveClimb From Germany, joined Jun 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 11 hours ago) and read 6095 times:

My birthday: December, 17th 1979.

Don't know if anything happend this particular day, but:

76 years earlier - 17.12.1903 - first motorized flight ever (Wright brothers - Kitty Hawk)

44 years earlier - 17.12.1935 - first flight of the Douglas DC3 (one of my favourites)

So, seems like I had no choice but to become an aviation geek...  Wink


Proud Airbus employee
User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 6091 times:

what happened on my birthday?

the big one.


hell of a way to start your day on your birthday.

Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months ago) and read 6076 times:

Nothing happened on 7 DEC 1984 but "The Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbour on 7 Dec 1941"


Happy Landing
User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 867 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

The most notable event for me is when Concorde crashed leaving Paris on my birthday a few years ago....that is a pretty big and sad one I guess.

User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7212 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

August 18. Auguste Piccard and Max Cosyns set a new balloon altitude record of 16,201 m (53,153 ft).
# August 18-19 - Jim Mollison makes the first solo East-to-West crossing of the Atlantic, flying a de Havilland Puss Moth from Dublin to New Brunswick

"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineDinker225 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1066 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6070 times:

Concorde crashed in Paris on my birthday.


Two rules in aviation, don't hit anything and don't run out of gas, cause if you run out of gas yer gonna hit something.
User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1594 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6053 times:

I have no idea, but my birthday is September 25, 1985. Maybe someone could help me find out if anything in aviation happened?


User currently offlineElcableguy77 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 523 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6048 times:

Well, it happened 32 years before I was born. August 9, 1945 was the day the second atomic bomb was droped on Nagasaki, Japan.
Also, on August 9, 1970, a Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students exploded.

It'd be nice if soething god happened on my birthday for once.  Silly


[Edited 2005-03-28 03:49:18]

Former ZW F/A | "Wisconsin 72A, contact departure, see ya."
User currently offlineGarri767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6042 times:

nothing on my exact birthday year, but something did occur on the exact day. on august 5th, 1952, a b-36 bomber crashed at Lindbergh Field in San Diego California, when the number 5 engine fell off the wing. Not a very sweet birthday gift, just hope it is not an omen  scared  lol.

User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6020 times:

My son was born the 9th february... first 747 flight day !!

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6019 times:

We'll see if anything happens tomorrow.  Smile


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
25 Post contains links PanAm747 : Birthdate - nothing of interest. http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19720418-1 On my sixth birthday, this accident occured. If the
26 Post contains links and images DABZF : ...Happy Birthday Thom@s (tomorrow) Interesting topic... Unfortunate thing on my birthday: http://www.aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=1976
27 Post contains images Thom@s : Thanks DABZF. Looks like I might have the death of the pope linked to my birthday, if he pulls through the night... Not the nicest thing to have linke
28 RCS763AV : In February 28, 2005, Avianca revealed their new post-Summa image to the world.
29 Eastbay : July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 lands on the Moon, while my mother was in labor with me. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on th
30 Qantas077 : March 8 2005-first flight of the 777-200LR, happens to be my birthday too!
31 PHLBOS : This one I discovered while reading the latest edition of Airliners magazine. The article dealt with AA's CV-990s. Lebanon International Airways (I wi
32 Post contains images AeroWeanie : Sputnik 1 was launched 10 days before I was born. Chuck Yeager broke Mach 1 exactly 10 years before I was born (almost to the minute).
33 FlagshipAZ : All I know that on my B-day, which is August 24, 1961...Qantas accepted delivery of a 707...a -138B registered VH-EBJ, named City of Longreach. It's t
34 PHLBOS : Last night, I reread the magazine article to verify what I posted earlier. There are three corrections shown in bold. See below: Lebanese Internation
35 Joelatbsl : One day before my 15th birthday, a Crossair RJ100 crashed on approach to ZRH's Rwy 28 and some pax (not all of them) were killed. One of the dead vict
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