French History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,700 of 2,204

  • 1951-05-15 The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1951-06-18 Charles de Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

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
  • 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 Mendès forms 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-12-06 Simone de Beauvoir receives the Prix Goncourt prize in French literature

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-06-25 Notre Dame du Haut chapel designed by Le Corbusier is consecrated in Ronchamp, France

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,799

  • 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)

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)
  • 1905-12-12 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), born in Marseille (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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,253

  • 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
  • 1957-03-16 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian French sculptor, dies at 81
  • 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
  • 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 and city planner and dies at 77

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966-09-28 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 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
  • 1967-04-16 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, dies at 86
  • 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)