French History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 2,163

  • 1944-07-31 Transport #77 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-08-10 US/French offensive at Alencon
  • 1944-08-11 French 5th Armour division recaptures Sées
  • 1944-08-11 Klaus Barbie, Gestapo head of Lyon France leaves for Auschwitz
  • 1944-08-15 Operation Anvil: Allies land on French Mediterranean sea coast
  • 1944-08-20 Gen de Gaulle returns to France
  • 1944-08-22 Last transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1944-08-23 Allied troops capture Marseille, France
  • 1944-08-25 France 2nd Tank division under General Leclerc reaches Notre Dame
  • 1944-08-31 French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris
  • 1944-08-31 French troops liberate Bordeaux
  • 1944-09-03 Canadian troops liberate Abbeville, France
  • 1944-09-03 French troops liberate Lyon
  • 1944-10-05 Suffrage is extended to women in France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-01-03 British Premier Winston Churchill visits France

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1945-04-26 Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, leader of France's Vichy collaborationist regime during WW II, arrested for treason
  • 1945-06-04 US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
  • 1945-06-05 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany

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1945-07-31 Pierre Laval, fugitive former leader of Vichy France, surrenders to Allied soldiers in Austria

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1945-08-08 US, USSR, Britain & France sign Treaty of London, set down procedures for Nuremberg trials

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1945-09-02 Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam independence from France (National Day)

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1945-10-21 Women in France allowed to vote for 1st time
  • 1945-10-24 France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)
  • 1946-01-07 Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
  • 1946-01-20 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
  • 1946-03-06 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
  • 1946-03-19 French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France
  • 1946-04-07 Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
  • 1946-04-12 Syria gains independence from France
  • 1946-04-17 Syria declares independence from French administration
  • 1946-06-24 Georges Bidault elected premier of France
  • 1946-11-10 Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
  • 1946-11-23 French Navy fire in Haiphong Vietnam, kills 6,000
  • 1946-11-28 French Fouth Republic government led by Georges Bidault resigns
  • 1946-12-13 Leon Blum elected French premier

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1946-12-16 French fashion designer Christian Dior and his backer Marcel Boussac found fashion house Christian Dior

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 1946-12-19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi
  • 1946-12-24 French Fourth Republic is founded
  • 1946-12-31 French troops leave Lebanon
  • 1947-01-16 Vincent Aurial elected president of France
  • 1947-02-12 French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the "New Look"
  • 1947-02-27 Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
  • 1947-04-16 -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp
  • 1947-04-19 French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
  • 1947-07-02 Military coup discovered in France
  • 1947-10-19 De Gaulles RPF wins French municipal elections
  • 1947-11-23 French government of Schumann forms
  • 1948-03-18 France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
  • 1948-07-19 French government of Schuman, resigns
  • 1948-09-05 In France, Robert Schuman becomes President of the Council while being Foreign minister, As such, he is the negotiator of the major treaties of the end of World War II.
  • 1949-04-03 North Atlantic Treaty signed by US, Britain, France & Canada
  • 1949-05-23 Federal Republic of [West] Germany created out of the American, British and French occupation zones
  • 1949-07-01 Bao Dai's Republic of Vietnam gains independence from France
  • 1949-07-19 Laos becomes associated state within French Union
  • 1949-10-28 Georges Bidault elected president of France
  • 1950-01-01 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
  • 1950-02-07 Georges Bidault forms French government
  • 1950-05-09 French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman calls for European community EGKS
  • 1950-06-03 French expedition reaches top of Himalayan peak of Annapurna in Nepal
  • 1950-06-12 2 Air France DC-4s crash near Bahrain, about 100 die
  • 1950-06-24 French government led by prime Minister Georges Bidault resigns
  • 1950-07-02 Henri Queuille is elected the seventh Prime Minister of the Fourth French Republic.
  • 1950-07-13 René Pleven forms French government
  • 1950-07-19 French/Vietnamese offensive against Viet Minh
  • 1950-09-09 Mass arrests of communists in France
  • 1950-09-16 Viet Minh offensive against French bases in Vietnam
  • 1950-10-05 "Pardon Our French" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 100 performances
  • 1950-11-07 French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
  • 1950-12-30 Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states within the French Union
  • 1951-01-06 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • 1951-02-28 French government of Pleven dissolves
  • 1951-03-23 Wages in France increase 11%
  • 1951-04-18 France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
  • 1951-05-15 The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • 1951-06-18 De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-09-11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

  • 1951-10-31 French Second Chamber accepts the Schuman Plan
  • 1951-11-29 1st underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat in Nevada
  • 1952-01-07 French Plevin government falls
  • 1952-01-24 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
  • 1952-02-01 General strike against French colonial rule in Tunisia
  • 1952-02-19 French offensive at Hanoi
  • 1952-02-29 Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
  • 1952-03-08 Antoine Pinay forms French government
  • 1952-10-25 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • 1952-12-08 French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
  • 1952-12-22 French government of Pinay, resigns
  • 1953-01-08 René Mayer forms French government
  • 1953-05-21 French government of Mayer resigns
  • 1953-05-25 1st atomic cannon electronically fired, Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • 1953-06-27 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
  • 1953-08-13 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-09-03 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1953-09-29 US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
  • 1953-10-22 Laos gains full independence from France
  • 1953-10-23 France grants Laos' sovereignty
  • 1953-11-06 French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy
  • 1953-11-09 Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from Fance, within the French Union
  • 1953-11-30 French parachutist under Col De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
  • 1953-12-24 René Coty elected president of France

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,721

  • 1899-01-07 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • 1899-01-12 Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
  • 1899-02-15 Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer
  • 1899-03-25 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
  • 1899-04-07 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
  • 1899-05-14 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (d. 1993)
  • 1899-05-15 Jean-Etienne Valluy, French general (d. 1970)
  • 1899-05-24 Henri Michaux, French poet (d. 1984)
  • 1899-05-26 Antonio Barrette, French Canadian politician (d. 1968)
  • 1899-06-20 Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WW II)
  • 1899-07-05 Marcel Achard, French screen/playwright (Jean de la Lune)
  • 1899-08-09 Armand Salacrou, French playwright
  • 1899-08-28 Charles Boyer, France, actor (Algiers, Fanny, Barefoot in the Park)
  • 1899-09-23 Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], actor (China Gate), born in Paris, France
  • 1899-11-17 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Coup of Trafalgar)
  • 1899-12-09 Jean de Brunhoff, France, children's book author (Babar the Elephant)
  • 1899-12-31 Gaston Glass, film executive, born in Paris, France
  • 1900-01-05 Yves Tanguy, French/US sailor/surrealistic painter
  • 1900-01-06 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • 1900-02-21 Madeleine Renaud, French actress/theater director (Plaisir)
  • 1900-03-19 [Jean] Frederic Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1935)
  • 1900-04-13 Pierre Molinier, French painter and photographer (d. 1976)
  • 1900-04-28 Maurice Thorez, secretary-general (French Communist Party)
  • 1900-05-25 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1900-06-29 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1900-09-06 Julien Green, US/French writer (Frere Francois)
  • 1900-11-17 Marcel Dalio, actor (Casablanca), born in Paris, France
  • 1901-01-05 H L Honore comte d'Estienne d'Orves, French officer/resistance fighter
  • 1901-01-08 Edmond Vandercammen, French/Belgian writer (L'amour responsable)
  • 1901-02-15 Andre Parrot, French archaeologist/theologist (Assur)
  • 1901-02-20 René Jules Dubos, France, US microbiologist/author (Health & Disease)
  • 1901-03-04 Jean Joseph Rabearivelo, Malagasy/French poet (d. 1937)
  • 1901-03-19 Jo Mielziner, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France
  • 1901-04-05 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
  • 1901-04-13 René-Jean Pleven, French premier (1950-52)
  • 1901-04-13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist (d. 1981)
  • 1901-04-20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist
  • 1901-05-18 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, Bordeaux France, composer (La Chotte)
  • 1901-05-21 Suzanne Lilar, [Verbist], France/Belgian writer (Le burlador)
  • 1901-07-31 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages)
  • 1901-08-05 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (d. 2000)
  • 1901-09-16 Andree Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • 1901-09-25 Robert Bresson, French film director (d. 1999)
  • 1901-10-03 Jean Grémillon, French film director (d. 1959)
  • 1901-10-10 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-11-03 Andre Malraux, [Berger], novelist/art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1901-12-09 Jean Mermoz, French pilot (d. 1936)
  • 1902-01-11 Maurice Durufle, French organist/composer
  • 1902-01-31 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
  • 1902-02-26 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Le Silence de la Mer)
  • 1902-03-29 Marcel Aymé, French writer (d. 1967)
  • 1902-04-03 Henri Garat, actor (Congress Dances), born in Paris, France
  • 1902-04-04 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poetess/author (Lutin Sauvage)
  • 1902-04-13 Philippe de Rothschild, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France
  • 1902-05-03 Alfred Kastler, Guebwiller France, French Physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (Hertzian resonances within atoms)
  • 1902-06-28 Pierre Brunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
  • 1902-08-03 Ray Block, France, orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason)
  • 1902-08-11 Christian Castries, French general (Dien Bien Phu)
  • 1902-08-24 Fernand Braudel, French historian (Civililization & Capitalism)
  • 1902-09-22 F R Boschvogel, [French LJ Ramon], Flemish writer (War of Worlds)
  • 1902-11-24 Fernand Braudel, French historian
  • 1902-11-29 Georges Poulet, French/Belgian critic (Temps Humain)
  • 1902-12-22 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
  • 1903-01-10 Jean Morel, Abbeville France, conductor
  • 1903-02-21 Madeleine Renaud, actress (Helene, Longest Day), born in Paris, France
  • 1903-02-21 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
  • 1903-02-21 Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
  • 1903-05-08 Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
  • 1903-05-08 Joseph Desire Fernandel, Marseilles France, comedian (Grand Chef)
  • 1903-05-22 Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
  • 1903-06-18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • 1903-08-18 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (d. 1983)
  • 1903-08-19 Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)
  • 1903-08-31 Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher (d. 1985)
  • 1903-09-13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1903-10-04 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist (d. 1993)
  • 1903-10-16 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)
  • 1903-11-01 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, born in St Germain de Joux (d. 1995)
  • 1904-01-18 Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
  • 1904-02-27 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1904-04-23 Leslie French, actor/singer (More than a Miracle)
  • 1904-05-17 Jean Gabin, French actor (d. 1976)
  • 1904-06-18 Manuel Rosenthal, composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France
  • 1904-07-07 Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-08 Henri Cartan, French mathematician, born in Nancy (d. 2008)
  • 1904-07-24 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1904-09-21 Hans Hartung, German/French painter
  • 1904-10-22 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
  • 1904-11-10 Steven Geray, Uzhored Czechoslovakia, actor (French Line)
  • 1904-11-26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1904-12-06 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • 1904-12-22 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1904-12-26 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905-01-21 Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (New Look)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 1905-02-02 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • 1905-02-07 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • 1905-02-23 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • 1905-03-09 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes)
  • 1905-03-14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • 1905-03-20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,192

  • 1947-05-31 Henri Casadesus, French violist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 67
  • 1947-08-21 Ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies
  • 1947-11-14 Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • 1947-11-25 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)
  • 1947-12-07 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
  • 1948-01-19 Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
  • 1948-02-06 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
  • 1948-03-04 Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
  • 1948-06-06 Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
  • 1949-03-13 Henri Giraud, French general (b. 1879)
  • 1949-04-13 C V France, dies at 80
  • 1949-08-31 Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
  • 1949-09-11 Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75
  • 1949-10-27 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (b. 1916)
  • 1949-10-27 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1950-01-22 Corinne Luchaire, French actress (b. 1921)
  • 1950-02-10 Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (b. 1872)
  • 1950-02-27 Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), dies at 58
  • 1950-03-02 M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • 1950-03-06 Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)
  • 1950-03-30 Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77
  • 1950-06-02 Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70
  • 1950-12-31 Charles Koechlin, French composer (Jungle Book), dies at 83
  • 1951-01-07 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951-02-19 Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • 1951-05-06 Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • 1951-06-02 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • 1951-06-08 Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
  • 1951-07-23 Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • 1951-10-29 De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
  • 1952-01-22 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • 1952-03-11 Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • 1952-07-06 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • 1952-08-31 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
  • 1952-11-18 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
  • 1953-01-26 Athanase David, French Canadian politician and businessman (b. 1882)
  • 1953-03-23 Raoul Dufy, painter, Forcalquier, France
  • 1953-03-24 Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
  • 1953-04-02 Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56
  • 1953-04-04 Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93
  • 1953-04-29 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62
  • 1953-08-17 Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
  • 1953-09-15 Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
  • 1953-12-02 Francis Picabia, French painter/illustrator, dies at 75
  • 1954-04-10 Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • 1954-04-28 Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879)
  • 1954-06-27 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954-08-03 Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
Colette

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1954-11-03 Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse
  • 1954-12-23 René Iché, French sculptor (b. 1897)
  • 1955-01-15 Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
  • 1955-02-23 Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86
  • 1955-03-16 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1955-04-10 Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)
  • 1955-05-04 Georges Enescu, Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73
  • 1955-05-04 Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, dies at 75
  • 1955-06-11 Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • 1955-11-05 Maurice Utrillo, French artist (b. 1883)
  • 1956-01-05 Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
  • 1956-01-05 Mistinguett, French singer (b. 1875)
  • 1956-02-03 Émile Borel, French mathematician (b. 1871)
  • 1956-02-05 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
  • 1956-02-18 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
  • 1956-02-28 Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1956-03-17 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel laureate 1935) and daughter of Marie Curie, dies at 58

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • 1956-05-05 Charles R Gallas, lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88
  • 1956-06-08 Marie Laurencin, French painter (b. 1883)
  • 1956-09-26 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • 1956-11-22 Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies
  • 1957-02-19 Maurice Garin, French cyclist (b. 1871)
  • 1957-02-25 Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70
  • 1957-03-26 Édouard Herriot, French politician (b. 1872)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1957-10-23 Christian Dior, French designer (New Look), dies at 52 of a heart attack

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 1957-12-06 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer, dies at 76
  • 1958-02-12 Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88
  • 1958-02-13 Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
  • 1958-02-24 Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86
  • 1958-04-18 Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
  • 1958-07-18 Henry Farman, French aviation pioneer (double decker), dies at 84
  • 1958-08-14 Frederic Joliot-Curie, French nuclear physicist (Nobel 1936), dies
  • 1958-08-17 Florent Schmitt, French composer/critic (Jardin Secret), dies at 87
  • 1958-09-11 Camillien Houde, French Canadian politician (b. 1889)
  • 1959-06-23 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1959-07-17 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies
  • 1959-09-22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1959-10-31 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
  • 1959-12-10 Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1960-01-04 Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1960-06-17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • 1960-11-28 Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
  • 1961-03-07 Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
  • 1961-05-03 Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53
  • 1961-06-09 Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • 1961-07-01 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (b. 1894)
  • 1961-09-30 Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  • 1961-10-14 Paul Ramadier, French politician (b. 1888)
  • 1962-01-06 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
  • 1962-01-21 Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
  • 1962-02-05 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • 1962-06-06 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter, dies at 34