French History (Part 19)

Historical Events

Events 1801 - 1,900 of 2,163

  • 1968-06-30 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
  • 1968-07-07 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1968-07-12 Couve de Murville forms government in France
  • 1968-07-13 French government-Couve de Murville forms
  • 1968-07-15 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1968-08-03 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1968-08-24 France becomes the world's fifth thermonuclear power with a detonation on Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific
  • 1968-09-08 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1968-09-11 Air France Flight 1611 crashes off Nice, France, killing 89 passengers and 6 crew.
  • 1968-09-27 France denies UK entry into common market

Music releaseMusic Recording

1968-12-30 Frank Sinatra first records "My Way" with lyrics were written by Paul Anka and based on the French song "Comme d'habitude"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1969-01-04 France begins arms embargo against Israel
  • 1969-03-01 Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast
  • 1969-03-29 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Salome for Spain ("Vivo cantando"), Lulu of United Kingdom ("Boom Bang-a-Bang"), Lenny Kuhr of Netherlands ("De troubadour"), and Frida Boccara of France ("Un jour, un enfant") all win in Madrid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-04-28 Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1969-05-01 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1969-06-20 Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1969-06-23 French government of Couve de Murville resigns
  • 1969-07-07 Canada's House of Commons approves equality of French-English lang
  • 1969-08-23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • 1970-02-10 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
  • 1970-03-04 French submarine "Eurydice" explodes off Cape Camarat in the Mediterranean, all 57 crew lost
  • 1970-04-16 70 die in a snow crush (France)
  • 1970-05-15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1970-05-22 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1970-05-28 The formerly united Free University of Brussels officially splits into two separate entities, the French-speaking Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Dutch-speaking Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
  • 1970-07-27 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1970-08-02 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1970-08-06 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1970-11-01 Discotheque in Grenoble France burns, all exits padlocked & 142 die
  • 1970-11-01 Fire on Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, 144 die
  • 1970-12-23 French author Régis Debray freed in Bolivia
  • 1971-02-24 Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions
  • 1971-03-14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes
  • 1971-07-04 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1971-08-08 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1971-08-14 France performs nuclear test

Film release premierFilm Premier

1971-10-07 "The French Connection" directed by William Friedkin and starring Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider and Fernando Rey premieres in the US (Best Picture 1972)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

1972-02-06 29th Golden Globes: The French Connection, Gene Hackman, & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda
Actor Gene Hackman
Actor
Gene Hackman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-07-09 1st tour of Paul McCartney & Wings (France)

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1972-07-29 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1973-04-12 France recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1973-06-23 World Court condemns French nuclear tests in the Pacific
  • 1973-06-25 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • 1973-06-28 New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa nuclear test zone after France’s refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing
  • 1973-07-21 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Atoll un the Pacific
  • 1973-07-28 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1973-08-19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1973-08-25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1973-08-28 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1973-12-23 French Caravelle airliner crashes in Morocco, 106 killed
  • 1974-03-08 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
  • 1974-05-19 Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election
  • 1974-07-17 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1974-07-26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1974-07-29 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1974-08-15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1974-08-25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1974-09-13 -17] 3 Japanese kidnap French ambassador in Hague
  • 1974-12-22 Referenda in Comoros-3 islands for independence, 1 stays French
  • 1975-05-14 French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
  • 1975-06-28 The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria
  • 1975-07-06 Comoros declare independence from France (most of them)
  • 1975-08-21 3 truck pile up kills 10, injures 26 on French highway
  • 1975-09-15 The French département of Corse (the entire island of Corsica) is divided into two: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
  • 1975-10-01 Reunion Island stops printing stamps, France takes over production
  • 1975-11-26 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1976-01-21 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France
  • 1976-04-03 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1976-05-24 In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.
  • 1976-06-27 Air France Airbus hijacked in Germany to Uganda
  • 1976-06-27 Air France A-300B Airbus hijacked from Athens arrives at Entebbe, Uganda; four hijackers members Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Bader-Meinhof Gang in Germany
  • 1976-07-03 Israel launches rescue of 103 Air France crew & passengers being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers
  • 1976-07-04 Operation Entebbe - Israel rescues 229 Air France hostage passengers In Uganda (3 hostages die along with Ugandan soldiers and Israeli soldier)
  • 1976-07-11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1976-07-23 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1977-01-11 France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 1977-01-12 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • 1977-01-31 Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
  • 1977-02-19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1977-03-19 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1977-03-20 Communists/socialists win French municipal elections
  • 1977-05-07 22nd Eurovision Song Contest: Marie Myriam for France wins singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant" in London
  • 1977-06-27 Djibouti (Afars & Issas) claims Independence from France
  • 1977-07-06 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1977-09-10 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted of torture and murder, is the last person to be executed by Guillotine in France
  • 1977-11-12 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1977-11-24 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1977-12-17 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1978-02-01 Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl
  • 1978-02-27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1978-03-16 Amoco Cadiz spills 223,000 tons of crude oil off French coast
  • 1978-03-17 Amoco Cadiz tanker spills 1.6 mil gallons of oil off French coast
  • 1978-03-22 France performs nuclear test
  • 1978-04-26 France sends troops to Chad
  • 1978-06-26 Brittany separatists bomb Palace of Versailles in France
  • 1978-07-19 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,721

  • 1919-04-12 Maurice Girodias, French publisher
  • 1919-04-13 Roland Gaucher, French journalist
  • 1919-04-17 Gilles Lamontagne, French Canadian politician
  • 1919-05-14 Solange Chaput-Rolland, French-Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2001)
  • 1919-06-19 Louis Jourdan, French actor (Gigi, Octopussy), born in Marseille, France (d. 2015)
  • 1919-06-21 Gérard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • 1919-08-10 Sacha Vierny, French cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1919-08-11 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (d. 1949)
  • 1919-09-09 Jacques Marin, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo), born in Paris, France
  • 1919-11-10 François Périer, French actor (d. 2002)
  • 1919-12-25 Paul David, French Canadian cardiologist, founder of the Montreal Heart Institute (d. 1999)
  • 1920-01-10 Georges Marchal, Nancy France, actor (Evil Eden, Gina, Milky Way)
  • 1920-01-22 George Breakston, actor/director (Jungle Stampede), born in Paris, France
  • 1920-02-23 Paul Gérin-Lajoie, French Canadian politician
  • 1920-02-29 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine (d. 2016)
  • 1920-03-04 Jean Lecanuet, French politician (d. 1993)
  • 1920-03-10 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (d. 1959)
  • 1920-04-04 Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)
  • 1920-04-13 Claude Cheysson, French politician
  • 1920-05-16 Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)
  • 1920-05-16 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1920-06-07 Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)
  • 1920-06-17 Francois Jacob, France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), (d. 2013)
  • 1920-10-15 Henri Verneuil, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1920-10-24 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • 1920-10-31 Joseph Gelineau French composer (d. 2008)
  • 1921-01-01 Alain Mimoun O'Kacha, Algerian/French cross country (Oly-gold-1956), (d. 2013)
  • 1921-01-26 Eddie Barclay, French producer (Barclay Records) (d. 2005)
  • 1921-02-13 Zao-Wou-Ki, Chinese/French painter/graphic artist
  • 1921-02-28 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1921-04-09 Jean-Marie Balestre, French motorsports official (FIA) (d. 2008)
  • 1921-04-20 Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress
  • 1921-05-17 Dennis Brain, french-hornist (Serenade), born in London, England
  • 1921-05-19 Daniel Gelin, Angers France, Maria Schneider's dad, actor (Obsession)
  • 1921-06-04 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • 1921-06-10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1921-06-21 Jean de Broglie, French politician
  • 1921-06-26 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
  • 1921-06-29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • 1921-07-04 Gerard Debreu, France, economist (Nobel 1983)
  • 1921-07-12 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1921-10-09 Michel Boisrond, French film director (d. 2002)
  • 1921-10-13 Yves Montand, France, actor/singer (Z, Napoleon, Grand Prix)
  • 1921-10-22 Georges Brassens, French poet/cabaret singer
  • 1921-11-05 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt)
  • 1922-01-07 Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
  • 1922-03-27 Stefan Wul, French author (d. 2003)
  • 1922-04-13 Jean Topart, actor (Fantastic Planet), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1922-04-26 Jeanne Sauvé, French Canadian politician (d. 1993)
  • 1922-06-03 Alain Resnais, France, director (Providence, Hiroshima, Mon Amour)
  • 1922-06-03 M Alain Resnais, Vannes France, director (Melo, I Want to Go Home)
  • 1922-06-18 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1922-07-03 Francois Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village)
  • 1922-07-07 Pierre Cardin, fashion designer (Unisex), born in Paris, France
  • 1922-07-24 Madeleine Ferron, French Canadian writer
  • 1922-08-18 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
  • 1922-08-22 Micheline Presle, actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • 1922-09-26 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne
  • 1922-10-03 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (d. 2004)
  • 1922-11-09 Raymond Devos, French humorist (d. 2006)
  • 1922-11-21 Maria Casares, La Coruna Spain, French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice)
  • 1922-11-25 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (d. 2005)
  • 1922-12-04 Gerard Philipe, Cannes France, actor (Caligula, Le Diable au Corps)
  • 1922-12-23 Micheline Ostermeyer, France, shot-put/discus thrower (Oly-gold-1948)
  • 1923-03-04 Piero J d'Inzeo, France, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1923-03-09 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, born in Pau, French Basque country (d. 2016)
  • 1923-03-19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • 1923-03-22 Marcel Marceau, Strasbourg France, mime (Barbarella, Silent Movie)
  • 1923-06-12 Marta Pan, Hungarian/French sculptor (Great spiral)
  • 1923-08-03 Roger Foulon, French/Belgian poet
  • 1923-09-02 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 1923-09-13 Edouard Boubat, French photographer (d. 1999)
  • 1923-12-10 Jorge Semprun, French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z)
  • 1924-01-19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • 1924-01-20 Yvonne Loriod, Houilles France, pianist
  • 1924-02-13 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economist/politician
  • 1924-04-29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-05-09 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1924-05-22 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
  • 1924-06-06 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1924-06-09 Christine Goitschel, France, slalom (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1924-06-21 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker
  • 1924-07-18 John Cruickshank, French scholar
  • 1924-07-24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina/choreographer
  • 1924-08-01 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel Prize for Physics in 1992), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-08-14 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1924-09-12 Jean Le Poulain, Marseille, France, actor (Divine)
  • 1924-09-13 Maurice Jarre, Lyons France, composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966)
  • 1924-10-10 Ludmilla Tcherina, French actress/ballet dancer (Sins of Rome)
  • 1924-10-27 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris, France
  • 1924-10-30 Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus)
  • 1924-11-12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-12-19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1925-01-01 Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
  • 1925-03-04 Paul Mauriat, French musician (d. 2006)
  • 1925-03-24 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1925-03-26 Pierre Boulez, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1925-03-31 Jean Coutu, French Canadian actor (d. 1999)
  • 1925-04-04 Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
  • 1925-04-30 Corinne Calvet, actress (Phantom of Hollywood), born in Paris, France

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,192

  • 1986-04-15 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
  • 1986-04-18 Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94
  • 1986-05-07 Gaston Deferre, French politician, dies at 75
  • 1986-06-16 Maurice Duruflé, French composer and organist (b. 1902)
  • 1986-06-19 Coluche, [Michel Colucci], French comic, dies at 41
  • 1986-09-12 Jacques-Henri Lartigue, French photographer, dies at 92
  • 1986-10-23 Lino Ventura, actor (French Detective, Slap, Jig-Saw), dies at 67
  • 1986-11-13 Thierry Le Luron, French humourist (b. 1952)
  • 1986-11-17 Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered
  • 1986-12-06 Malik Oussekine, Algerian/French student, killed by police at 22
  • 1987-01-31 Yves Allégret, French film director (b. 1907)
  • 1987-03-19 Louis Broglie, French physicist (Nobel 1929), dies at 94
  • 1987-08-23 Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
  • 1987-10-03 Jean Anouilh, French playwright (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77
  • 1987-10-22 Lino Ventura, Italian/French actor (Medusa touch), dies at 68
  • 1987-10-28 Andre Masson, France, surrealist artist (Labyrinth), dies at 91
  • 1987-11-24 Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
  • 1987-11-28 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, dies at 83
  • 1988-01-04 Lily Laskine, French harpist (b. 1893)
  • 1988-01-07 Michel Auclair, French actor (b. 1922)
  • 1988-02-16 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
  • 1988-02-19 André Frédéric Cournand, French-born physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • 1988-03-30 Edgar Faure, French politician (b. 1908)
  • 1988-04-18 Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
  • 1989-02-06 Andre Cayatte, French filmmaker, dies at 80
  • 1989-02-12 Mauritius Balfoort, French/Flemish director, dies at 83
  • 1989-02-21 Alex Thépot, French footballer (b. 1906)
  • 1989-03-19 Alan Civil, English French horn player (b. 1929)
  • 1989-06-15 Victor French, actor (#44-Get Smart, Highway to Heaven), dies at 54
  • 1989-07-20 Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, commander (French resistance), dies
  • 1989-09-04 Georges Simenon, Belgian/French writer/director (Maigret), dies at 86
  • 1989-10-21 Jean Image, Hungarian-born French animator (b. 1910)
  • 1989-12-08 Hans Hartung, German/French painter, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1989-12-22 Samuel Beckett, Irish French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1990-01-17 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • 1990-03-17 Capucine, French actress and fashion model (The Pink Panther), dies of suicide at 62
  • 1990-04-21 Erté, French artist (b. 1892)
  • 1990-07-03 Maurice Girodias, French publisher, dies at 71
  • 1990-07-18 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Asterix, Kuifje), dies at 78
  • 1990-07-31 Albert Leduc, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
  • 1990-09-30 Michel Levis, French cultural anthropologist/writer, dies
  • 1990-10-23 Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
  • 1990-10-29 William French Smith, attorney general (1980), dies at 73 of cancer
  • 1990-11-03 Valerie French, actress (Jubal), dies of leukemia
  • 1991-01-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1991-03-12 Etienne Decroux, French mime (Voyage, Surprise), dies at 92
  • 1991-03-22 Léon Balcer, French Canadian politician (b. 1917)
  • 1991-03-25 Marcel Lefebvre, French Catholic prelate (b. 1905)
  • 1991-04-26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904)
  • 1991-04-29 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies
  • 1991-06-10 Vercors, [Jean Bruller], French writer (Silence of Mer), dies
  • 1991-09-03 Henri de Lubac, French theologist/antifascist, dies
  • 1991-09-25 Viviane Romance, French actress (b. 1912)
  • 1991-11-26 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), dies at 64
  • 1991-12-13 Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues, French writer (La marge), dies at 82
  • 1991-12-20 Simone Beck, French chef (b. 1904)
  • 1991-12-25 Orane Demazis, French actress (Marius, Fanny et Caesar), dies at 87
  • 1992-01-24 Charles Moulin, French actor (French Tarzan), dies
  • 1992-03-14 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (La Cage aux Folles), dies at 65
  • 1992-03-16 Yves Rocard, French physicist (b. 1903)
  • 1992-03-20 Georges Delerue, French composer (Hiroshima, My Love), dies at 67
  • 1992-04-27 Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83
  • 1992-04-28 Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83
  • 1992-05-04 Henri Guillemin, French historian, dies at 89
  • 1992-05-05 Jean-Claude Pascal, French actor (Golden Salamander), dies at 64
  • 1992-06-07 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1992-06-29 Pierre Billotte, French military man (IIGM), dies
  • 1992-07-23 Arletty, French actress (Hotel, Longest Day), dies at 94
  • 1992-08-02 Michel Berges, French composer, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1992-09-19 Jacques Pic, french restaurant owner, dies
  • 1992-10-19 Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies
  • 1992-10-26 Jerome Andrews, US/French dancer/choreographer, dies
  • 1992-11-29 Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993-01-13 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • 1993-01-29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
  • 1993-02-10 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies
  • 1993-02-22 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • 1993-03-03 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1993-03-06 Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
  • 1993-04-03 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • 1993-06-02 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • 1993-06-08 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88
  • 1993-07-24 Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • 1993-09-05 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), dies at 78
  • 1993-09-21 Fernand Ledoux, Belgian/French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96
  • 1993-10-01 Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • 1993-10-10 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • 1993-11-16 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • 1993-11-20 Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
  • 1993-12-05 Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • 1993-12-08 Andre Cerf, French actor/producer (Nana), dies at 93
  • 1993-12-11 Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian/French actress (Le roi), dies at 99
  • 1993-12-25 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1994-01-02 Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French director of IMF (1963-73), dies at 81
  • 1994-01-15 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • 1994-01-22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor (La Ronde), dies at 83
  • 1994-01-23 Suzanne M Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
  • 1994-01-31 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
  • 1994-02-19 Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71