French History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Events 1701 - 1,800 of 2,163

  • 1960-06-20 Federation of Mali (& Senegal) becomes independent of France
  • 1960-06-25 Madagascar gains independence from France
  • 1960-06-26 Madagascar (formerly Malagasy Rep) declares independence from France
  • 1960-08-01 Benin (Dahomey) gains independence from France
  • 1960-08-03 Niger gains independence from France
  • 1960-08-05 Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) declares independence from France
  • 1960-08-07 Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) gains independence from France
  • 1960-08-11 Chad declares Independence from France
  • 1960-08-13 Central African Republic & Chad proclaim independence from France
  • 1960-08-15 Congo (formerly Congo/Brazzaville) declares Independence from France
  • 1960-08-17 Gabon gains independence from France (National Day)
  • 1960-09-22 Mali (formerly French Sudan) declares independence from France
  • 1960-10-19 France grants Mauritania independence
  • 1960-11-22 French National Meeting decide to build own nuclear weapons
  • 1960-11-28 Mauritania gains independence from France (National Day)
  • 1960-11-30 French Senate condemns building own nuclear weapons
  • 1960-12-07 Ivory Coast claims independence from France
  • 1960-12-27 France performs nuclear test
  • 1961-01-08 The French vote for Algerian independence from French rule in the wake of seven years of guerrilla war
  • 1961-04-21 French army revolts in Algeria
  • 1961-04-22 Uprising of French parachutist of Gen Salan/Challe in Algeria
  • 1961-04-23 Algiers putsch by French generals.
  • 1961-04-25 France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
  • 1961-04-26 French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria
  • 1961-07-20 French military forces break the Tunisian siege of Bizerte.
  • 1961-07-29 Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
  • 1961-11-07 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1962-02-05 French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
  • 1962-02-08 In Paris, 8 people killed at a protest against independence for the French colony Algeria
  • 1962-02-18 France & Algerian Muslims negotiate truce to end 7 year war
  • 1962-03-14 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France
  • 1962-03-18 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing "Un premier amour" in Luxembourg
  • 1962-03-25 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
  • 1962-04-08 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1962-04-14 Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1962-05-01 1st French underground nuclear experiment in the Sahara
  • 1962-05-01 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1962-06-03 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
  • 1962-06-22 French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
  • 1962-06-30 French Foreign Legion leaves Algeria
  • 1962-07-01 Algeria votes for independence from France
  • 1962-07-03 Algerian Revolution against French rule ends (Algeria gains independence on 5th July)
  • 1962-07-05 Algeria gains independence after 132 years of French rule
  • 1962-07-20 France & Tunisia recover diplomatic relations
  • 1962-08-14 French & Italian workers break through at Mont Blanc Vehicular Tunnel

MurderAssassination Attempt

1962-08-22 Failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1962-09-04 French president De Gaulle visits German FR
  • 1962-11-29 Great Britain & France decide to jointly build the Concorde supersonic airliner
  • 1963-01-22 Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer
  • 1963-02-11 Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres.
  • 1963-03-01 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • 1963-03-18 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • 1963-03-30 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1963-10-09 French air force gets first nuclear weapons
  • 1963-10-10 France cedes control of the Bizerte naval base to Tunisia.
  • 1963-10-20 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1964-02-06 France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
  • 1964-02-11 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
  • 1964-06-15 Last French troops leave Algeria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-10-22 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

  • 1964-11-28 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1965-01-07 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
  • 1965-02-27 France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1965-05-30 France performs nuclear test at Ecker Algeria (Underground)
  • 1965-06-09 Frenchman, Machal Jazy, runs record mile in 3:53.6
  • 1965-07-16 Mont Blanc Road tunnel between France & Italy opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-09-09 Francois Mitterrand nominated for French presidency

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1965-10-01 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • 1965-11-26 France launches 1st satellite, 92 lb (42 kg) A1-capsule (Asterix)
  • 1965-11-27 1st French satellite launched; France becomes 3rd nation in space
  • 1965-12-19 French President De Gaulle re-elected (Mitterrand gets 45%)
  • 1966-01-08 Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government
  • 1966-01-24 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France
  • 1966-02-16 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • 1966-02-17 French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
  • 1966-05-27 6 French fighters crash above Spain
  • 1966-06-11 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry
  • 1966-07-02 1st France nuclear test on Mururoa atoll
  • 1966-07-19 France performs nuclear Test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1966-09-11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1966-09-24 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1966-10-04 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1966-11-26 1st major tidal power plant opens at Rance estuary, France
  • 1967-03-19 French Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
  • 1967-04-06 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government
  • 1967-04-20 French author Régis Debray caught in Bolivia
  • 1967-07-02 Catherine Lacoste becomes youngest (22), 1st foreigner (France) & 1st amateur to US Women's open golf tournament
  • 1967-09-11 French president De Gaulle visits Poland
  • 1967-11-17 French author Régis Debray sentenced to 30 years in Bolivia
  • 1967-11-27 French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time
  • 1967-12-11 Supersonic airliner prototype "Concorde" 1st shown (France)
  • 1968-02-06 10th Winter Olympic games opens in Grenoble, France
  • 1968-02-10 Peggy Fleming wins Olympic figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France
  • 1968-02-18 10th Winter Olympic games close at Grenoble, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-04-08 Gangsters Henry Hill and Jimmy Burke commit the Air France robbery, stealing $420,000

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 1968-05-13 1,000,000 French demonstrate against Charles de Gaulle & Georges Pompidou
  • 1968-05-24 French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
  • 1968-05-27 The meeting of the Union Nationale des Étudiants de France (National Union of the Students of France) takes place. 30,000 to 50,000 people gather in the Stade Sebastien Charlety.
  • 1968-05-30 President De Gaulle disbands French parliament
  • 1968-06-10 4h Rugby League World Cup: Australia beats France 20-2

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 2,721

  • 1911-04-10 Maurice Schumann, French statesman/writer (La Voix du couvre-feu)
  • 1911-04-23 Simone Simon, France, actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love)
  • 1911-04-27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Tintin)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1911-07-05 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1911-08-23 Albert Alberts, writer/journalist (French battle)
  • 1911-10-12 Louis M de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78)
  • 1911-10-24 Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-01 Henri Troyat, French author and historian (d. 2007)
  • 1911-11-12 Luc Estang, [Lucien Bastard], French writer (Stigmates)
  • 1911-11-17 Christian Fouchet, French diplomat (d. 1974)
  • 1911-11-27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix/Kuifje)
  • 1911-12-05 Alfred Manessier, French painter (leaded windows)
  • 1912-01-15 Michel Debré, French politician (d. 1996)
  • 1912-02-03 Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information
  • 1912-02-13 French J Van den Brande, Flemish actor
  • 1912-02-20 Pierre Boulle, French author (d. 1994)
  • 1912-03-25 Jean Vilar, French stage and film actor (d. 1971)
  • 1912-04-12 Georges Franju, France, director (Judex, L'homme sans visage)
  • 1912-04-21 Marcel Camus, French director, Orfeu negro)
  • 1912-04-28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WW II)
  • 1912-05-29 Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • 1912-06-13 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (d. 1943)
  • 1912-06-29 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • 1912-07-04 Viviane Romance, French actress (d. 1991)
  • 1912-07-18 Max Rousié, French rugby footballer (d. 1950)
  • 1912-08-05 Abbé Pierre, French Catholic priest (d. 2007)
  • 1912-08-15 Julia Child, chef (French Chef), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1913-01-02 Leon P Teisserenc de Bort, France, meteorologist
  • 1913-03-03 Roger Caillois, French writer (Les Jeux et les Hommes)
  • 1913-03-18 Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
  • 1913-04-11 Oleg Cassini, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France
  • 1913-04-14 Jean Fournet, French conductor
  • 1913-05-18 Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1913-06-26 Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (d. 2008)
  • 1913-07-17 Roger Garaudy, French philosopher
  • 1913-08-11 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian actor (d. 1976)
  • 1913-10-10 Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), born in Tananarive, Madagascar (d. 2005)
  • 1913-10-19 Jean Urruty, France, Jai-Alai champion
  • 1913-12-11 Jean Marais, Cherbourgh France, actor (Donkey Skin, Orpheus)
  • 1914-01-05 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1914-01-10 Claude Gallimard, France, publisher
  • 1914-01-23 Napoleon L Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne
  • 1914-02-11 French Duynstee, Dutch constitutional lawyer
  • 1914-02-19 Jacques Dufilho, French comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1914-04-04 Marguerite Duras, France, novelist/playwright (Sea Wall)
  • 1914-04-27 Albert Soboult, French historian
  • 1914-05-11 Haroun Tazieff, French volcanologist (d. 1998)
  • 1914-05-18 Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")
  • 1914-06-26 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • 1914-07-31 Louis De Funes, Courbevoie France, actor (I Tartassati, Fantomas)
  • 1914-07-31 Raymond Aubrac, French resistance leader, born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1914-11-25 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1914-11-29 Taisen Deshimaru, Saga City Japan, found several Zen centers in France
  • 1914-12-04 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (d. 1993)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915-01-31 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1915-03-05 Laurent Schwartz, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1915-03-07 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, French politician
  • 1915-05-15 Gus Viseur, French button accordionist (d. 1974)
  • 1915-08-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman and administrator (Desjardins Group) (d. 1985)
  • 1915-11-04 Lloyd James Austin, French Scholar
  • 1915-11-09 André François, French cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1915-11-12 Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L'Empire des Signer)
  • 1915-12-17 André Claveau, French singer (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915-12-19 Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], chanteuse (Little Sparrow), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1916-01-22 Henri Dutilleux, Angers France, composer
  • 1916-02-14 Marcel Bigeard, French general
  • 1916-03-20 Pierre Messmer, PM (France)
  • 1916-05-03 Pierre Emmanuel, French poet (Sodome)
  • 1916-05-03 Léopold Simoneau, French Canadian tenor (d. 2006)
  • 1916-07-22 Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
  • 1916-08-01 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (d. 2000)
  • 1916-08-24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer (d. 1993)
  • 1916-09-21 Françoise Giroud, French journalist and politician (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1916-10-26 Francois Mitterrand, 21st President of France (1981-1995), born in Jarnac, France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1916-12-07 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (d. 1988)
  • 1916-12-31 Suzy Delair, actress (Utopia, White Paws), born in Paris, France
  • 1917-04-04 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist (barricade uprising)
  • 1917-05-01 Danielle Darrieux, France, actress (Alexander the Great, Mayerling)
  • 1917-05-20 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer (d. 1967)
  • 1917-05-21 Jean-Louis Curtis, French writer (Just Causes)
  • 1917-07-18 Henri Salvador, French singer (d. 2008)
  • 1917-07-27 Bourvil, French actor (d. 1970)
  • 1917-08-26 William French Smith, Attorney General (1981-85)
  • 1917-09-11 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (d. 2001)
  • 1917-09-26 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (d. 1976)
  • 1917-10-20 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (A Cop), born in Paris, France
  • 1917-10-29 Eddie Constantine, US/French actor (Lucky Jo, It Lives Again)
  • 1917-11-05 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (d. 2000)
  • 1917-11-22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • 1918-01-18 Gustave Gingras, French Canadian physician (d. 1996)
  • 1918-01-28 Suzanne Flon, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Paris, France
  • 1918-04-23 Maurice Druon, [Kessel], French writer/journalist (Prix Goncourt)
  • 1918-04-25 Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer (d. 1995)
  • 1918-07-06 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair, Time Machine), born in London, England
  • 1918-10-14 Marcel Chaput, French Canadian politician (d. 1991)
  • 1918-10-19 Louis Althusser, French philosopher (For Marx, Strangled His Wife)
  • 1918-11-07 Paul Aussaresses, French general
  • 1918-11-13 Janine Andrade, French violinist
  • 1918-12-08 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (d. 2004)
  • 1918-12-16 Pierre Delanoë, French songwriter and lyricist (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 2,192

  • 1974-12-20 Andre Jolivet, French composer (L'eunuque), dies at 69
  • 1975-01-09 Pierre Fresnay, French actor (Monsieur Vincent), dies at 77
  • 1975-04-12 Josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68
  • 1975-08-31 Pierre Blaise, French actor (Lacombe Lucien), dies at 24
  • 1975-09-20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • 1975-10-03 Guy Mollet, French premier (1956-57), dies at 69
  • 1975-10-28 Georges Carpentier, French boxer (b. 1894)
  • 1975-12-25 Gaston Gallimard, French publisher (Library Gallimard), dies at 94
  • 1976-01-05 Georges E Migot, French composer, dies at 84
  • 1976-01-23 Paul Dupuis, French Canadian film and television actor (b. 1913)
  • 1976-02-13 Lily Pons, French/US soprano/opera diva (Met Opera), dies at 71
  • 1976-03-01 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1976-03-19 Albert Dieudonné, French actor and novelist (b. 1889)
  • 1976-04-01 Max Ernst, German/French surrealist painter/sculptor, dies at 85
  • 1976-05-11 J Anaya, Bolivian military/ambassador to France, murdered
  • 1976-05-31 Jacques Monod, French biochemist, dies
  • 1976-09-13 Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
  • 1976-09-13 Armand Mondou, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1905)
  • 1976-10-25 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French writer (Last Days), dies at 73
  • 1976-11-15 Jean Gabin, French actor (Quai des Brumes), dies at 72
  • 1976-12-16 Réal Caouette, French Canadian politician (Social Credit Party of Canada) (b. 1917)
  • 1977-01-14 Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
  • 1977-02-09 Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
  • 1977-04-11 Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 1977-05-30 Claire Goll, German-French writer, dies at 86
  • 1977-08-22 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59
  • 1977-08-23 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Giles French-Family Affair), dies at 59
  • 1977-09-04 Jean Rostand, French biologist (b. 1894)
  • 1977-11-05 René Goscinny, French writer (Asterix), dies at 51
  • 1977-11-18 Victor Francen, actor (J'Acusse, San Antonio), dies at 89
  • 1978-03-11 Claude François, French singer (b. 1939)
  • 1978-03-19 Gaston Julia, French mathematician (b. 1893)
  • 1978-06-24 Robert Charroux, French writer (b. 1909)
  • 1978-09-15 Robert Cliche, French Canadian politician and judge (b. 1921)
  • 1978-09-19 Étienne Gilson, French philosopher and historian (b. 1884)
  • 1978-11-16 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Les Miserables, Mado), dies at 75
  • 1979-02-12 Jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84
  • 1979-03-16 Jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90
  • 1979-04-01 Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (b. 1910)
  • 1979-07-03 Louis Durey, French composer, dies at 91
  • 1979-07-11 Claude Wagner, French Canadian judge and politician (b. 1925)
  • 1979-07-23 Joseph Kessel, French journalist and novelist (b. 1898)
  • 1979-08-22 James T Farrell, US writer (French Girls are Vicious), dies
  • 1979-10-10 Paul Paray, French composer, dies at 93
  • 1979-10-22 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and composition teacher (b. 1887)
  • 1979-11-02 Jacques Mesrine, French "enemy of the state", shot to death
  • 1979-12-05 Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist, dies at 94
  • 1980-03-25 Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
  • 1980-04-24 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75
  • 1980-04-30 Mary McCarty, actress (French Line), dies
  • 1980-06-18 André Leducq, French cyclist (b. 1904)
  • 1980-08-01 Patrick Depailler, French Formula 1 driver (b. 1944)
  • 1980-08-08 Paul Triquet, French Canadian army officer (b. 1910)
  • 1980-08-11 Paul Robert, French lexicographer and publisher (b. 1910)
  • 1980-10-06 Jean Robic, French cyclist (b. 1921)
  • 1980-12-02 Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born French writer (b. 1914)
  • 1981-03-15 René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
  • 1981-04-15 French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67
  • 1981-07-19 Roger Doucet, French Canadian tenor (b. 1919)
  • 1981-09-21 Tony Aubin, French composer, dies at 73
  • 1981-10-30 Georges Brassens, French screenwriter, dies
  • 1981-11-10 Abel Gance, french movie director (J'accuse), dies at 92
  • 1982-01-01 Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
  • 1982-01-13 Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
  • 1982-01-30 Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
  • 1982-02-02 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
  • 1982-03-03 Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
  • 1982-04-30 Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67
  • 1982-05-10 Jean C M Picart le Doux, French designer, dies
  • 1982-07-18 Lionel Daunais, French-Canadian singer and composer (b. 1902)
  • 1982-07-21 Jean J A Girault, French director (Gendarme Saint-Tropez), dies at 58
  • 1982-09-11 Albert Soboult, French historian, dies at 68
  • 1982-09-14 Christian Ferras, French violinist (b. 1933)
  • 1982-10-10 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1982-10-18 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55), dies at 75
  • 1982-11-04 Jacques Tati[scheff], French mime/director, dies at 74
  • 1982-11-05 Jacques Tati[scheff], French actor/director (Parade), dies at 74
  • 1982-12-19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1982-12-24 Louis Aragon, French writer (b. 1897)
  • 1983-05-25 Jean Rougeau, French Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 1983-07-23 Georges Auric, French composer (It Always Rains on Sunday), dies at 84
  • 1983-09-26 Tino Rossi, French singer and actor, dies at 76
  • 1983-10-17 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist, dies at 78
  • 1983-10-20 Yves Thériault, French Canadian author (b. 1915)
  • 1983-12-02 Fifi D'Orsay, "French Bombshell" (Dixie Jamboree), dies cancer at 79
  • 1983-12-06 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
  • 1984-01-07 Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1984-04-17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • 1984-07-03 Raoul Salan, French general/OAS leader (Algeria), dies at 85
  • 1985-01-14 Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • 1985-03-28 Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
  • 1985-05-12 Jean Debuffet, French painter/sculptor, dies
  • 1985-06-18 Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)
  • 1985-09-30 Simone Signoret, German/French actress (Room at Top, Gina), dies at 64
  • 1985-10-19 Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
  • 1985-11-28 Fernand Braudel, French historian, dies at 83
  • 1986-01-08 Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • 1986-01-12 Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86
  • 1986-01-14 Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1986-04-14 Simone de Beauvoir, French author (She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78