French History (Part 19)

Historical Events

Events 1801 - 1,900 of 2,200

  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1966-09-24 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1966-10-04 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-04-06 Premier Georges Pompidou forms new French government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-11-27 French President Charles de Gaulle said 'Non!' to British entry to the European Common Market for the second time

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 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
  • 1968-06-30 Gaullists win French parliamentary election, 358 of 458 seats
  • 1968-07-07 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1968-08-03 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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
  • 1969-04-28 Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France
  • 1969-05-01 Pirate Radio Station 259 (England/France) begins transmitting
  • 1969-06-20 Georges Pompidou sworn in as President of France
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1970-05-22 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1970-08-02 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1970-08-06 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-03-14 The Rolling Stones leave England for France to escape taxes

Drummer Charlie Watts
Drummer
Charlie Watts
  • 1971-07-04 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1971-08-08 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 (Academy Awards 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa Atoll in the Pacific
  • 1973-07-28 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1973-08-19 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1973-08-25 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1973-08-28 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1974-07-26 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1974-07-29 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1974-08-15 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1974-08-25 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 has its 1st commercial flights
  • 1976-04-03 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 2,788

  • 1914-07-31 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), born in Courbevoie, France (d. 1983)
  • 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 Édith 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, born in Monaco (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)
  • 1917-04-22 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1917-05-01 Danielle Darrieux, French 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)
  • 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, French 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-03-25 Simone Signoret, French actress (Casque d'Or, Room at the Top), born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1985)

  • 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, born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • 1921-06-29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • 1921-07-04 Gerard Debreu, French 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, French 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 2,248

  • 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, dies at 80
  • 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, French director (Traffic, Playtime), dies at 74
  • 1982-11-22 Max Deutsch, Austrian-French composer, dies at 90
  • 1982-12-19 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1982-12-24 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), dies at 85
  • 1983-01-27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • 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 (Parlez-moi d'amour), dies at 82
  • 1984-01-07 Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1984-04-17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • 1984-06-25 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (History of Sexuality), dies of AIDs at 57
  • 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 and sculptor (Landscape with 2 Personages), dies at 83
  • 1985-06-18 Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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 (Civilization & Capitalism), 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 and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex, She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

  • 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
  • 1987-05-03 Dalida [Yolande Christina Gigliotti], Egyptian-born Italian French singer, commits suicide at 54
  • 1987-08-23 Didier Pironi, French racing car driver (b. 1952)
  • 1987-10-03 Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (Ball of the Voleurs), dies at 77 (b. 1910)
  • 1987-10-22 Lino Ventura, Italian/French actor (Medusa touch), dies at 68
  • 1987-10-28 Andre Masson, French 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, dies at 94
  • 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 (Astérix, Tintin), dies at 79
  • 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
  • 1991-07-20 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), dies at 86
  • 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)