Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974), a United States aviator famous for the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh flew from Roosevelt Airfield in Nassau County, Long Island, New York on May 20, 1927 and arrived in Paris, France the following day, May 21. He made the successful flight, which lasted 33.5 hours, in his one-motor airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis. The flight captured the attention of the American public like few events in history; Lindbergh became an enormous media celebrity. To celebrate his accomplishments, a ticker-tape parade was held for him down 5th Avenue in New York City on June 13, 1927.