808s and Heartbreak was about the loss of a woman that Kanye West knew personally. Yeezus's release date pays tribute to a famous lost woman of the past. On June 18, 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean. Years later, she would attempt a circumnaviation of the entire planet that would end less well. Although recent research indicates we may be closer than ever to discovering her whereabouts.