- 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, rocker (The Honeycombs), born in Newbury, Berkshire
- Rex Sellers, Aust cricketer leg-spinner (bowled 5 overs in Tests)
- Rubén Hinojosa, American politician