On this day in 1959 Scottish aviator, Jim Mollison, died.
Mollison held many individual records for distance, endurance, and speed flying, and jointly set several others with his wife, the aviatrix Amy Johnson. In 1932, he became the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic from East to West. In the same year, his wife broke his record for the fastest flight from London to Cape Town. With their dashing looks and daring exploits, they were the celebrity couple of their time.