A 24-year-old Captain Chuck Yeager with the experimental rocket-propelled Bell Aircraft XS-1, also known as Glamorous Glennis.

In 1947 on this date, Charles “Chuck” Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane on one of many flights leading up to his breaking of the sound barrier in October of that year. Yeager named the X-1 Glamorous Glennis in a tribute to his wife.