French History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,700 of 2,171

  • 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
  • 1954-04-21 USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
  • 1954-05-07 French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
  • 1954-05-07 US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership of NATO
  • 1954-06-04 France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
  • 1954-06-18 Pierre Mendèsforms French government
  • 1954-07-21 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
  • 1954-08-11 Formal peace ends 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French & Communist Viet Minh
  • 1954-10-02 Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-10-10 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1954-10-23 Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • 1954-10-31 Algerian Revolution against French begins
  • 1954-11-01 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
  • 1954-11-01 The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
  • 1954-11-13 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • 1954-11-24 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
  • 1955-02-23 Edgar Faure forms French government
  • 1955-04-24 Gaullists lose elections in France
  • 1955-05-07 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain
  • 1955-05-15 Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence
  • 1955-06-13 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans France
  • 1955-07-28 The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • 1955-08-20 Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria
  • 1956-01-02 Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
  • 1956-01-31 French government of Guy Mollet forms
  • 1956-02-06 French Prime Minister Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
  • 1956-03-02 Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declaring independence from France
  • 1956-03-03 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
  • 1956-03-20 Tunisia gains independence from France
  • 1956-03-27 French commandos land in Algeria
  • 1956-04-11 French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria
  • 1956-04-28 Last French troop leave Vietnam
  • 1956-05-10 French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
  • 1956-05-27 French raid in Algiers
  • 1956-07-05 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
  • 1956-07-20 France recognizes Tunisian independence
  • 1956-07-23 The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.
  • 1956-08-29 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
  • 1956-10-22 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
  • 1956-10-31 Britain & France begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • 1956-11-05 Britain & France land forces in Egypt in reaction to Egypt nationalizing the Suez Canal
  • 1956-12-03 Bitain and France pull troops out of Egypt
  • 1956-12-22 Last British & French troops leave Egypt
  • 1957-01-01 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • 1957-05-21 French government of Mollet resigns
  • 1957-06-16 French offensive in Algeria
  • 1957-09-19 Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".
  • 1957-09-30 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1957-10-17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1957-11-06 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • 1958-02-08 French planes bomb Sakiet Tunisia, 75 die
  • 1958-03-12 3rd Eurovision Song Contest: Andre Claveau for France wins singing "Dors, mon amour" in Hilversum
  • 1958-04-16 French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis
  • 1958-05-13 French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
  • 1958-05-13 Pierre Pflimlin forms French government
  • 1958-05-28 French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1958-06-01 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1958-06-04 French premier Charles de Gaulle arrives in Algiers
  • 1958-06-06 Premier Charles de Gaulle says Algeria will always be French
  • 1958-06-21 French franc devalues
  • 1958-07-27 Louise Suggs wins LPGA French Lick Golf Open
  • 1958-09-28 France adopts constitution
  • 1958-09-28 Guinea votes for independence from France
  • 1958-09-30 French Guinee becomes independent republic Guinea
  • 1958-10-02 Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France (National Day)
  • 1958-10-04 5th French republic forms
  • 1958-10-04 Fifth Republic of France is established.
  • 1958-10-14 Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • 1958-11-24 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
  • 1958-11-25 Senegal becomes an autonomous state in French Community
  • 1958-11-28 Chad becomes an autonomous republic within French community
  • 1958-11-28 Congo & Mauritania become autonomous members of French Community
  • 1958-12-04 Dahomey (Benin), Ivory Coast become autonomous within French Community
  • 1958-12-11 Upper Volta (now Bourkina Faso) gains autonomy from France
  • 1958-12-18 Niger gains autonomy within French Community (National Day)
  • 1958-12-21 Charles de Gaulle wins 7 year term as 1st President of 5th Rep of France
  • 1958-12-30 French franc devalued
  • 1959-01-01 Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • 1959-01-08 Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as president of France's 5th Republic
  • 1959-01-13 French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death
  • 1959-03-25 French pres De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
  • 1959-04-04 Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
  • 1959-04-12 France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
  • 1959-04-27 "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)
  • 1959-05-29 Charles de Gaulle forms French government
  • 1959-09-16 French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination
  • 1959-12-02 Malpasset dam collapses destroying French Riviera town of Frejus
  • 1960-01-01 Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
  • 1960-01-01 Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
  • 1960-01-24 Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
  • 1960-02-13 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
  • 1960-03-04 French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
  • 1960-03-17 One of the 1st French New Wave films "Breathless" directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France
  • 1960-03-18 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing "Tom Pillibi" in London
  • 1960-04-01 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,773

  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, French fashion designer (New Look), born in Granville, France (d. 1957)

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)
  • 1905-04-08 George Baxter, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France
  • 1905-04-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • 1905-04-26 Jean Vigo, France, actor/director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante)
  • 1905-05-01 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • 1905-05-14 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905-06-21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 1905-06-26 Jan Louis Guillaume "Yvan" Doornik, Neth resistance fighter in France
  • 1905-07-02 Jean-Rene Lacoste, France, US Open (1926)/alligator shirt designer
  • 1905-08-08 Andre Jolivet, composer (L'Eunuque), born in Paris, France
  • 1905-09-21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive (d. 1999)
  • 1905-11-29 Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1905-12-22 Pierre Brasseur, [Espinasse], French actor (Enfants du Paradis)
  • 1905-12-31 Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France (1956-57), born in Flers, France (d. 1975)
  • 1906-01-08 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • 1906-02-01 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • 1906-03-25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1906-04-08 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • 1906-04-28 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-05-06 Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French/US mathematician
  • 1906-05-16 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1906-06-24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-07-29 Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1906-10-31 Louise Talma, Arcachon France, composer (Summer Sounds)
  • 1906-12-01 Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
  • 1907-01-11 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
  • 1907-01-13 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse who tried save Izieu children from Nazis), born in Warsaw (d. 1996)
  • 1907-01-24 Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
  • 1907-02-05 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
  • 1907-04-16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1907-04-29 Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)
  • 1907-05-26 Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)
  • 1907-05-30 Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
  • 1907-06-14 René Char, French poet/painter
  • 1907-06-17 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-28 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque)
  • 1907-08-17 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), born in Castres, Tarn (d. 2000)
  • 1907-09-23 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • 1907-09-25 Robert Bresson, France, director (Pickpocket, Mouchette)
  • 1907-10-13 Yves Allégret, French film director (d. 1987)
  • 1907-10-16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • 1907-10-21 Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
  • 1907-10-29 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress (d. 1998)
  • 1907-11-20 Henri-Georges Clouzot, France, director (Le salaire de la peur)
  • 1907-11-22 Dora Maar, Tours France, French painter and photographer and lover of Picasso
  • 1907-11-30 Jacques Barzun, France, author (The House of Interlect), (d. 2012)
  • 1907-12-08 Tony Aubin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1907-12-10 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-01-09 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

  • 1908-01-26 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
  • 1908-01-28 Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1908-02-12 Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1908-02-12 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1908-02-26 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
  • 1908-03-14 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
  • 1908-04-09 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian/French painter/author (Op Art)
  • 1908-04-21 Louis Hostin, France, Light Heavyweight, Olympic-gold-1932, 36)
  • 1908-05-05 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • 1908-06-30 Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
  • 1908-07-03 Thomas Narcejac, Rochefort-sur-Mer France, writer (Vertigo)
  • 1908-08-18 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-08-22 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,238


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
  • 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 Jean Gallon, French composer, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 1962-06-15 Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84
  • 1962-07-08 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
  • 1962-10-16 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
  • 1962-11-11 René Coty, President of France , dies at 80
  • 1963-01-28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
  • 1963-01-30 Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
  • 1963-07-01 Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies
  • 1963-08-31 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, dies at 81
  • 1963-09-04 Robert Schuman, French premier/chair (European Parliament), dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1963-10-11 Edith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1963-10-11 Jean Cocteau, French author (La Voie Humaine), dies at 73
  • 1963-10-15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
  • 1963-10-17 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97
  • 1964-06-27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • 1964-07-01 Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orch), dies at 89
  • 1964-07-11 Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
  • 1965-01-28 Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • 1965-02-14 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1965-05-11 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • 1965-05-12 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • 1965-07-10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • 1965-07-27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965-08-27 Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss/French architect, dies at 77

Architect/ City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect/ City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 1965-09-04 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • 1965-10-27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • 1965-11-06 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • 1966-01-01 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
  • 1966-01-11 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1966-02-21 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (b. 1895)
  • 1966-04-13 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • 1966-06-07 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
  • 1966-07-14 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • 1966-09-21 Paul Reynaud, premier France (1940), dies
  • 1966-11-18 Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies
  • 1966-12-26 Noel Gallon, French composer, dies at 75
  • 1967-01-27 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
  • 1967-02-06 Martine Carol, French actress (Nana), dies of heart attack at 46
  • 1967-04-21 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1967-06-26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
  • 1967-07-07 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1967-07-11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • 1967-08-27 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1967-09-20 Henri Mulet, French composer, dies at 88
  • 1967-10-09 Andre Maurois, [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies
  • 1967-10-14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright (b. 1902)
  • 1968-01-09 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • 1968-01-10 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
  • 1968-01-30 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81
  • 1968-05-20 Kees van Dongen, Dutch/French painter, dies at 91
  • 1968-09-11 René Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • 1968-09-26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., French-Canadian politician (b. 1915)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968-10-02 Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1968-10-25 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies
  • 1968-11-06 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968-12-10 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1969-01-03 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
  • 1969-02-27 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
  • 1969-03-20 Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)
  • 1969-04-05 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • 1969-09-08 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  • 1969-10-12 Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • 1969-12-26 Louise L de Vilmorin, French poet/author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • 1970-01-04 Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
  • 1970-01-08 Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • 1970-02-27 Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • 1970-03-16 Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61
  • 1970-06-02 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1970-06-11 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
  • 1970-06-16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73
  • 1970-07-26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
  • 1970-09-23 Bourvil, French actor and singer (b. 1917)