- 1st Polish squadrons fight along allies in the Battle of Britain
British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few"
- John Lantree, English rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
- Rex Sellers, Australian cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests), born in Bulsar, Gujarat, India
- Rubén Hinojosa, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Edcouch, Texas