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Airport - Historical Events
Date Event
1916-09-19

First landing at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands (Farman F-22 of Soesterberg)

1918-10-17

De Kooy airport in Netherlands opens

1919-11-20

1st municipally owned airport in US opens (Tucson Az)

1924-03-31

Croydon Airport, London: Imperial Airways established

1924-09-24

Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport

1927-05-07

SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated

1929-07-15

1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca

1929-08-08

Salem Oregon airport dedicated

1936-02-22

Construction on Ypenburg Neth airport begins

1939-10-15

LaGuardia Airport opens in NYC

1939-12-02

NY's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight

1941-05-21

German airforce occupies airport at Maleme, Crete

1941-06-16

1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC

1941-12-06

NYC Council agrees to build Idlewild (Kennedy) Airport in Queens

1942-03-01

Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java

1942-11-10

US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey, Morocco

1942-11-16

Assault of US B-17 Flying Fortresses on airport at Sidi Ahmed

1943-01-16

Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad

1943-01-21

Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad

1943-07-11

US 45th Division occupies airport Comiso Sicily

1944-05-17

Chinese/US arm forces take Myitkyina Airport, Burma

1944-07-04

Allied assault on Carpiquet airport at Caen

1946-05-30

United flight 521 crashes on takeoff at LaGuardia Airport (NY) 42 die

1946-07-26

Aloha Airlines began service from Honolulu International Airport

1948-07-28

The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".

1948-07-31

US President Harry Truman dedicates Idlewild Field (now Kennedy Airport), NY

1951-05-16

The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.

1954-08-29

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opens

1956-10-01

Zestienhoven airport at Rotterdam official opens

1958-06-09

HM Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, (LGW), Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom.

1962-11-17

President Kennedy dedicates Dulles Intl Airport outside Wash DC

1963-10-31

Ed Sullivan witnesses Beatles & their fans at London Airport

1963-11-29

Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal, Canada

1964-02-07

Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour

1964-10-13

At Plesman airport, Curacao, 125.5 mm rainfalls (record)

1964-11-01

Vietcong-assault on airport Bien Hoa at Saigon

1966-02-04

All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133

1968-12-28

Israeli assault on Beirut Airport

1969-03-16

Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155

1970-07-05

Air Canada DC-8 crashes 7 miles from Toronto's airport killing 109

1970-09-12

1st Concorde lands at Heathrow airport

1970-09-12

Supersonic airliner Concorde lands for 1st time at Heathrow airport

1972-05-30

3 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24, wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lod Intl airport

1972-09-15

An SAS domestic flight from Gothenburg to Stockholm was hijacked and flown to Malmö-Bulltofta Airport.

1972-12-08

United Airlines crashes at Chicago's Midway Airport killing 45

1973-03-08

The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

1973-07-31

Delta Airlines DC-9 crashes in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, killing all but one of 89 aboard. Lone survivor dies 6 months later

1973-08-05

Arab terrorists open fire at Athens airport, kills 3 injures 55

1974-03-08

Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France

1974-12-05

Airport terminal roof collapses killing 17 (Teheran Iran)

1975-06-24

Eastern 727 crashes at JFK Airport NY, kills 113

1975-08-14

Norwegian King Olav V opens Longyearbyen Airport on Spitsbergen

1975-12-29

11 killed, 75 hurt by terrorist bomb at LaGuardia Airport in NYC

1976-07-03

Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers

1976-09-10

5 Croatian terrorists capture TWA-plane at La Guardia Airport, NY

1978-05-20

3 PFLP members kill a police officer near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris

1978-10-22

Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession

1978-12-11

6 masked men bound 10 employees at Lufthansa cargo area at NY Kennedy Airport & made off with $5.8 M in cash & jewelry

1979-04-16

Failed Palestinian attack on Zaventem Airport, Belgium

1982-01-23

World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2

1983-09-29

Airport of Beirut reopens

1983-10-15

US Marine sharpshooters kill 5 snipers at Beirut International Airport

1983-11-26

Heathrow Airport, robbed of 6,800 gold bars worth $38.7 million

1983-12-07

2 jets collided at Madrid Airport killing 93

1984-01-10

Bulgarian Tupolev 134 crashs at Sofia airport in Bulgaria, 50 die

1984-08-03

Bomb attack on Madras India airport, 32 killed

1985-08-02

Delta Lockheed L-1011 crashes at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, 137 die

1985-08-22

Airtours Boeing-737 crashes at airport of Manchester, 55 killed

1985-11-18

Enterprise (OV-101) flies from Kennedy Space Center to Dulles Airport

1986-02-16

French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad

1986-02-17

Libyan bombers attack N'djamena Airport in Chad

1986-04-02

4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece

1986-09-14

Bomb explosion on airport Kimpo at Seoul, 5 killed

1988-08-26

Mehran Karimi Nasseri arrives at Charles de Gaulle International Airport.

1989-01-05

2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test

1989-06-07

Suriname SLM-173 (DC-8) crashes near Paramaribo Airport killing 173

1989-09-20

USAir overshoots runway at LaGuardia Airport in NYC, 2 people die

1990-05-18

Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant

1991-02-01

US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32

1991-04-20

1st non stop flight Schiphol-Flamingo airport Bonaire

1991-11-24

1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)

1992-04-22

Plane crash at Perris Valley Airport California, kills 16 parachutists

1992-06-15

Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)

1992-10-01

Greater Pittsburgh International Airport opens

1992-12-27

Harry Connick Jr is caught with 9mm gun in NY's JFK airport

1994-03-09

IRA launch 1st of 3 mortar attacks on London's Heathrow Airport

1994-09-04

Kansai International airport officially opens

1994-09-08

USAir Boeing 737 crashes at Pitts Airport, killing all 132 on board

1995-01-09

Worker accidentally cuts electrial wires at Newark Airport

1995-02-28

Denver International Airport opens

1996-07-15

A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.

1996-07-20

In Spain an ETA bomb at an airport kills 35

1997-09-03

A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.

1998-02-06

Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.

1998-06-27

Opening of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

1998-07-06

Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport is closed and the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok becomes operational.

1998-10-08

Oslo Gardermoen airport opening after the close down of Fornebu.

1998-12-11

Thai Airways Airbus A310-200 crashes near Surat Thani Airport, killing 101

1999-02-24

A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.

1999-08-31

A LAPA Boeing 737-200 crashes during takeoff from Jorge Newbury Airport in Buenos Aires, killing 65, including 2 on the ground.

1999-11-09

TAESA Flight 725, crashes a few minutes after leaving the Uruapan airport en-route to Mexico City. 18 people were killed in the accident.

2001-11-12

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2001-12-01

Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

2002-02-27

Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.

2004-05-23

Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.

2004-08-24

89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

2005-12-07

Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.

2006-03-21

Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage.

2006-07-09

At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers on board veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions.

2006-08-27

Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

2006-12-30

Madrid Barajas International Airport is bombed.

2007-01-03

National Express has its worst ever coach crash just outside Heathrow Airport.

2007-06-30

A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.

2007-09-05

Three terrorists suspected to be a part of Al-Qaeda are arrested in Germany after allegedly planning attacks on both the Frankfurt International airport and US military installations.

2008-08-20

Spanair Flight 5022, from Madrid to Gran Canaria, skids off the runway and crashes at Barajas Airport. 146 people are killed in the crash, 8 more die afterwards. Only 18 people survive.

2009-01-15

US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.

2010-01-25

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.

2011-01-24

At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

2012-07-18

6 Israeli tourists are killed and 30 injured after a bomb explodes on a tourist bus at Burgas Airport, Bulgaria

2013-02-18

$50 million worth of diamond is stolen in an armed robbery at Brussels Airport, Belgium

2013-07-06

3 people are killed and 181 are injured after a Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco Airport

2016-01-30

Blac Chyna arrested for public intoxication at Austin airport

2016-04-18

Drone hits British Airways plane approaching Heathrow Airport

2016-06-21

Cleveland welcomes home Cavaliers for title celebration at airport

2016-06-29

Suspected IS Attack Kills Dozens at Istanbul's Airport

2016-08-15

Reports of Gunfire at JFK Airport Prompt Evacuation

2016-10-29

American Airlines jet catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport

2017-01-07

Fort Lauderdale airport shooting: Five people shot dead by Florida gunman

2017-02-26

Malaysia declares airport safe for travel after nerve agent attack

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Airport - Birthdays
Date Event
1868-04-25

John Bevins Moisant, pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him. (D. 1910)

1905-05-15

Joseph Cotten, Virginia, actor (3rd Man, Airport 77, Hearse)

1906-04-15

Jack D. Moore, Airport

1910-01-28

Albert Reed, Airport

1911-08-19

David H. Moriarty, Airport

1915-02-15

Marx Hartman, Airport America

1917-12-02

Wilbur Mosier, The Concorde... Airport '79

1918-07-29

Don Ingalls, Airport 1975

1920-04-05

Arthur Hailey, Luton England, novelist (Hotel, Airport)

1920-04-05

Arthur Hailey, Airport

1920-04-16

Barry Nelson, Oakland, actor (Airport, My Favorite Husband)

1920-05-06

Ross Hunter, Airport

1920-08-31

David Lowell Rich, The Concorde... Airport '79

1921-03-06

Ross Hunter, Cleve OH, producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk)

1921-07-26

Leif Hedenberg, At the Airport

1925-02-18

George Kennedy, NYC, actor (Cool Hand Luke, Airport, Blue Knight)

1925-03-18

Lew Brown, Airport

1925-06-21

Maureen Stapleton, Troy NY, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite)

1927-01-25

Robert Graner, Airport '77

1927-03-10

Gabrielle Rossillon, The Concorde... Airport '79

1930-06-08

Dana Wynter, London, actress (Airport, Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

1934-11-26

Jerry Jameson, Airport '77

1935-04-01

Ena Hartman, Airport

1938-04-30

Gary Collins, Airport

1939-05-16

Louis Odell Burton, The Concorde... Airport '79

1940-06-14

Janis Hansen, Airport

1943-08-28

John Findlater, Airport

1945-07-19

Aldine King, Airport 1975

1945-08-31

Malila Saint Duval, Airport

1945-9-01

Sharon Harvey, Airport

1946-9-30

Charles Brewer, Airport

1949-01-15

Tomás Sedlácek, Six O'Clock at the Airport

1951-08-26

William Whitaker, Airport '77

1957-12-21

Lisa Gerritsen, Airport

1967-10-03

Jennifer Campbell, The Airport

Airport - Notable Deaths

Gloria SwansonApr 4, 1983

Airport - Deaths
Date Event
1961-09-01

Eero Saarinen, Finnish/US architect (Dulles Airport), dies at 51

1979-09-08

Jean Seberg, actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40

1983-04-04

Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84

1986-05-31

Albert Reed, Airport

1989-02-07

Robert Graner, Airport '77

1989-09-16

David H. Moriarty, Airport

1991-04-27

Charles Brewer, Airport

1993-03-17

Helen Hayes, actress (Airport), dies of congestive heart failure at 92

1996-03-10

Ross Hunter, US producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), dies at 75

1996-03-10

Ross Hunter, Airport

1997-10-18

Marx Hartman, Airport America

1998-12-29

Jack D. Moore, Airport

2001-10-21

David Lowell Rich, The Concorde... Airport '79

2004-10-27

Leif Hedenberg, At the Airport

2004-11-24

Arthur Hailey, Airport

2008-02-23

Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot, first to land at Newfoundland Airport on January 11, 1938 (b. 1916)

2011-06-30

Wilbur Mosier, The Concorde... Airport '79

2012-10-13

Gary Collins, Airport

2014-03-10

Don Ingalls, Airport 1975

2014-07-27

Lew Brown, Airport

2016-06-30

Istanbul Ataturk airport attack: 41 dead and more than 230 hurt


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