French History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,700 of 2,163

  • 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 Mollet forms
  • 1956-01-31 Guy Mollet becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1956-02-06 French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
  • 1956-03-02 Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares 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)
  • 1960-04-01 France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria
  • 1960-04-04 Senegal declares independence from France
  • 1960-04-13 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
  • 1960-04-27 Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French administration
  • 1960-05-11 French liner "France" launched

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,721

  • 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, French socialist premier (1956-57)
  • 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)
  • 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, France, author (Mandarins, 2nd Sex)

  • 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
  • 1908-10-09 Jacques Tati[scheff], La Pecq France, director (Traffic, Playtime)
  • 1908-11-28 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French anthropologist
  • 1908-12-10 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
  • 1909-01-02 Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)
  • 1909-02-03 Simone Weil, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WW II), born in Paris, France
  • 1909-02-03 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, born in Carcassonne (d. 1989)
  • 1909-03-07 Leo Malet, French crime novelist
  • 1909-03-14 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (Margin)
  • 1909-03-22 Gabrielle Roy, French-Canadian novelist (Tin Flute)
  • 1909-03-31 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator
  • 1909-04-07 Robert Charroux, French writer (d. 1978)
  • 1909-05-11 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), born in Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne (d. 1993)
  • 1909-05-21 Guy de Rothschild, French banker
  • 1909-06-28 French van Immerseel, Belgian graphic artist
  • 1909-07-14 Annabella, [Suzanne G Charpentier], actress (Dinner at Ritz), born in Paris, France
  • 1909-07-20 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (d. 1969)
  • 1909-08-31 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), born in Châtellerault, Poitou-Charentes (d. 2015)
  • 1909-09-26 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • 1909-10-19 Marguerite Perey, French physicist (d. 1975)
  • 1909-10-20 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • 1910-01-03 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1910-01-07 Alain JG de Rothschild, France, banker/baron
  • 1910-01-10 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • 1910-01-26 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (d. 1989)
  • 1910-02-09 Jacques Monod, French biochemist
  • 1910-06-08 Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1910-06-11 Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso), born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France (d. 1997)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • 1910-06-23 Jean Anouilh, France, dramatist (Thieves' Carnival)
  • 1910-07-27 Julien Gracq, [Louis Poirier], French writer (Andre Breton)
  • 1910-08-14 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
  • 1910-09-08 Jean-Louis Barrault, Vesinet France, actor (Les Enfants du Paradis)
  • 1910-09-14 Gaston Deferre, French politician
  • 1910-09-20 Jacques-Baptise LeBrun, France, finn yachtsman (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1910-12-19 Jean Genet, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks), born in Paris, France
  • 1911-01-05 Jean-Pierre Aumont, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001), born in Paris, France
  • 1911-01-16 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar
  • 1911-01-16 Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
  • 1911-02-02 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • 1911-02-03 Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1911-04-09 Albert Remy, Sevres France, actor (Grand Prix, Gigot, Train)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,192

  • 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
  • 1963-09-04 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
  • 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
  • 1967-10-09 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)
  • 1970-10-08 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • 1970-10-08 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1970-10-09 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75
  • 1970-10-10 Edouard Daladier, premier of France (1933..40), dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-11-09 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1970-11-10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79
  • 1971-01-10 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
  • 1971-02-26 Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
  • 1971-05-04 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
  • 1971-05-28 Jean Vilar, French actor (b. 1912)
  • 1971-05-30 Marcel Dupré, French organist and composer (b. 1886)
  • 1971-06-25 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • 1971-07-12 Yvon Robert, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1914)
  • 1971-12-15 Paul Pierre Lévy, French mathematician (b. 1886)
  • 1972-01-01 Maurice A Chevalier, French actor and singer (Can Can, Gigi), dies at 83
  • 1972-02-21 Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)
  • 1972-08-14 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
  • 1972-08-14 Pierre Brasseur, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 66
  • 1972-09-19 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (b. 1899)
  • 1972-09-21 Henry M de Montherlant, French author (Port Royal), dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-04-08 Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 1973-05-28 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1973-08-17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928)
  • 1973-11-03 Marc Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1973-12-25 Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
  • 1973-12-26 Steven Geray, actor (French Line), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-04-02 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1974-04-10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1974-04-18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • 1974-06-22 Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • 1974-07-14 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • 1974-09-04 Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75