French History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 2,169


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-07-06 US General Patton lands in France

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • 1944-07-07 RAF Bomber Command drop 2,572 tons of bombs on Caen, France

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1944-07-21 British premier Winston Churchill flies to France, meets Montgomery

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-07-28 Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944-07-28 US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
  • 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
  • 1945-01-03 British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 independennt 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.
  • 1949-05-23 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 2,772

  • 1895-12-14 Paul Eluard, French poet (d. 1952)
  • 1896-02-08 Orville Caldwell, Ca, actor (Patsy, French Doll, Last Warning)
  • 1896-02-18 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, born in Tinchebray (d. 1966)
  • 1896-02-20 Henri de Lubac sj, French theologist/anti-fascist
  • 1896-04-04 Tristan Tzara, [Samuel Rosenfeld] French poet (Approximate Man)
  • 1896-04-21 Henry M de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte)
  • 1896-07-10 Thérèse Casgrain, French Canadian politician and senator (d. 1981)
  • 1896-07-27 Henri Longchambon, French politician (d. 1969)
  • 1896-08-31 Félix-Antoine Savard, French-Canadian priest and novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1896-09-04 Antonin Artaud, Marseilles France, songwriter/dir (Theatre Seraphin)
  • 1896-09-16 Andre Cheron, French chess/bridge theorist
  • 1896-09-25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896-10-08 Julien Duvivier, French film director (d. 1967)
  • 1896-10-23 André Lévêque, French engineer (d. 1930)
  • 1897-01-17 Marcel Petiot, French mass murderer (d. 1946)
  • 1897-01-21 René Iché, French sculptor (d. 1954)
  • 1897-02-02 Aimé Avignon, France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)
  • 1897-02-27 Bernard F Lyot, French astronomer (Lyot filter)
  • 1897-04-04 Pierre Fresnay, actor (Grand Illusion), born in Paris, France
  • 1897-04-23 Harold French, director (Encore)/actor
  • 1897-06-29 Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1897-09-10 Georges Bataille, French writer (d. 1962)
  • 1897-10-03 Louis Aragon, French writer (d. 1982)
  • 1897-10-16 Louis de Cazenave, France's oldest living man
  • 1897-12-19 Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, France, anti-Semite/nazi collaborator
  • 1897-12-23 Julien Carette, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), born in Paris, France
  • 1898-01-20 Colin Clive, [Greig], St Malo France, actor (Bride of Frankenstein)
  • 1898-02-10 Joseph Kessel, French journalist/writer (Army of the Shadows)
  • 1898-03-04 Georges Dumézil, French philologist (d. 1940)
  • 1898-04-01 Roger Bastide, French sociologist
  • 1898-04-12 Lily Pons, Draguignan France, opera singer/actress (That Girl From Paris) (d. 1976)
  • 1898-05-15 Arlette-Leonie Arletty, [Bathiat], Courbevoie France, actress (Maxime)
  • 1898-08-08 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans)
  • 1898-08-22 Francine Larrimore, Verdun France, actress (John Meade's Woman)
  • 1898-09-30 Renée Adorée, French actress (d. 1933)
  • 1898-10-10 Lilly Daché, French-born milliner (d. 1989)
  • 1898-10-31 Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence & Population)
  • 1898-11-14 Benjamin Fondane, Romanian-French writer and filmmaker (d. 1944)
  • 1898-12-13 Daniel Lazarus, French composer (d. 1964)
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 2,236

  • 1944-03-05 Max Jacob, French writer, dies in nazi concentration camp at 67
  • 1944-03-22 ... Pucheu, French Internal minister to Vichy, executed
  • 1944-04-13 Paul Hazard, French literature historian, dies at 65
  • 1944-04-26 Violette Morris, French athlete (b. 1893)
  • 1944-06-10 French Duwaer, Dutch printer/resistance fighter, executed
  • 1944-06-16 Marc Bloch, French historian (executed) (b. 1886)
  • 1944-07-07 Georges Mandel, [Louis Rothschild], French politician and resistance leader (-1940), is executed by the Milice at 59
  • 1944-10-05 Joseph B "Aristide" Maillol, French sculptor/graphic artist, dies
  • 1944-10-24 Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer (b. 1877)
  • 1944-11-05 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon and biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1873)
  • 1944-12-13 Vassily Kandinsky, Russian-born German, French abstract painter, dies at 78
  • 1944-12-22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, dies on 69th birthday
  • 1944-12-30 Romain Roland, French writer/pacifist (Nobel 1915), dies at 78
  • 1945-01-19 Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
  • 1945-03-16 Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52
  • 1945-07-20 Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)
  • 1945-09-15 André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1945-10-15 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), executed by firing squad for high treason at 62

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval
  • 1945-10-26 Paul Pelliot, French explorer (b. 1878)
  • 1945-12-11 Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867)
  • 1946-04-28 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)
  • 1946-09-20 Raimu, French actor (b. 1883)
  • 1946-12-19 Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)
  • 1947-01-17 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1883)
  • 1947-01-23 Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79
  • 1947-05-31 Henri Casadesus, French violist/composer (viola d'amour), dies at 67
  • 1947-08-21 Ettore Bugatti, Italian-French automobile designer and manufacturer (Automobiles E. Bugatti), dies at 65
  • 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
  • 1951-01-03 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, dies at 69
  • 1951-01-07 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951-02-19 Andre Gide, French writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-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 fashion designer (New Look), dies of a heart attack at 52

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 1957-12-06 Robert Esnault-Pelterie, French Engineer and aviation pioneer, dies at 76