Toulon in History

Historical Events

  • 1707-08-22 Prince Eugenius van Savoye siege of Toulon
  • 1744-02-08 French/Spanish fleet leaves Toulon
  • 1744-02-09 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1744-02-22 Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape SiciĆ©: British vs. French & Spanish fleet
  • 1911-09-25 French battleship Liberte explodes at Toulon Harbor, 285 killed
  • 1928-10-03 French submarine "Ondine" sinks returning to Toulon, drowning 42
  • 1942-11-27 French navy at Toulon scuttles ships & subs so Nazis cannot seize them
  • 1944-08-28 Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
  • 2015-05-02 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham

Famous Birthdays

  • 1928-01-06 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • 1938-05-15 Mireille Darc, French actress (Week End, Hurried Man), born in Toulon
  • 1963-11-21 Peter Bosz, Dutch soccer star (Toulon/Feyenoord)