French History (Part 20)

Historical Events

Events 1901 - 2,000 of 2,169

  • 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
  • 1978-07-26 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1978-08-14 French TV announced a rating of "0" for a program about an Armenian's woman's 40th birthday, (comp: Napoleanic drama-67%, Knockout-33%)
  • 1978-11-02 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1978-11-30 France performs nuclear test
  • 1978-12-18 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1978-12-19 France performs nuclear test
  • 1979-03-09 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1979-07-09 A car bomb destroys a Renault owned by famed "Nazi hunters" Serge and Beate Klarsfeld at their home in France. A note purportedly from ODESSA claims responsibility.
  • 1979-07-27 France performs nuclear Test
  • 1979-07-28 France performs nuclear Test
  • 1979-09-20 Assassination of French left-wing militant Pierre Goldman.
  • 1980-02-16 Continuous traffic jam extends 176 km north of Lyons, France
  • 1980-02-23 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1980-03-03 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1980-03-06 French Academy, founded in 1635, elects it 1st woman novelist (Marguerita Youcenar)
  • 1980-03-23 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980-04-01 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980-04-03 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980-05-30 1st papal visit to France since 1814
  • 1980-07-06 France performs nuclear test
  • 1980-07-18 Failed attack on Iran ex-premier Bakhtiar in Neuilly, France
  • 1980-07-30 Vanuatu (New Hebrides) gains independence from Britain & France
  • 1980-11-25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1981-02-01 French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
  • 1981-02-26 French Train Grande Vitesse averages 380 kph on trial run
  • 1981-03-06 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1981-03-28 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981-04-10 France performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1981-05-10 Francois Mitterrand defeats Valery Giscard d'Estang for Presidency of France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1981-05-21 Francois Mitterrand becomes president of France
  • 1981-06-21 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election
  • 1981-06-23 French government of Mauroy forms, with 4 communists
  • 1981-07-08 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981-07-08 PM Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France
  • 1981-07-11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1981-08-03 France performs nuclear test in Pacific
  • 1981-09-18 Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France.
  • 1981-10-09 Abolition of capital punishment in France.
  • 1981-11-07 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981-12-05 France performs nuclear test
  • 1981-12-08 France performs nuclear test
  • 1982-02-27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1982-03-20 France performs nuclear test
  • 1982-07-21 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1982-07-25 France performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-31 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide in France
  • 1982-07-31 Car/bus collision near Beaune, France, 53 die
  • 1982-07-31 Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)
  • 1982-09-24 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • 1982-10-11 English ship Mary Rose, which sank during an engagement with France in 1545, raised at Portsmouth, England
  • 1983-01-19 Klaus Barbie, SS chief in Lyon in Nazi-occupied France, arrested in Bolivia
  • 1983-02-06 Trial of former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie begins in France for war crimes during World War II
  • 1983-04-05 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
  • 1983-04-19 France performs nuclear test
  • 1983-04-25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1983-05-25 France performs nuclear test
  • 1983-06-22 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France
  • 1983-07-05 France invades Algeria
  • 1983-07-15 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
  • 1983-07-20 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1983-08-04 France performs nuclear test
  • 1983-12-03 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1983-12-07 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1984-04-21 Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
  • 1984-05-08 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1984-05-12 France performs nuclear test
  • 1984-06-27 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • 1984-07-17 Pierre Mauroy resigns as premier of France
  • 1984-08-11 101,799 fans at soccer match Brazil vs France
  • 1984-08-25 French airship capsizes
  • 1984-10-27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1984-11-02 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1984-12-01 France performs nuclear test
  • 1984-12-05 French colonies killed 10 Kanaken in New Caledonia
  • 1984-12-06 France performs nuclear test
  • 1985-03-10 French socialists lose election (National Front 9%)
  • 1985-04-03 French government adopts equal electoral system
  • 1985-04-30 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1985-05-08 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island

CommunicationThe Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

1985-07-10 French foreign intelligence agents blow up the Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbor, New Zealand to prevent it interfering with French nuclear tests in the South Pacific. Dutch photographer Fernando Pereira is killed.

  • 1985-07-24 French DGSE officers Dominique Prieur and Alain Mafart are arrested and charged with murder over the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior
  • 1985-08-03 Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
  • 1985-08-26 French government denies knowledge of attack on Rainbow Warrior
  • 1985-09-01 US-French expedition locates wreckage of Titanic off Newfoundland
  • 1985-09-22 French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius appears on TV to confess "Agents of the DGSE sank this boat [Rainbow Warrior]. They acted on orders.”
  • 1985-10-17 French author Claude Simon wins the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 1985-11-26 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1985-12-04 French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-02-07 Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France: Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier
  • 1986-02-16 French air force bombs Ouadi Doum airport in Chad
  • 1986-03-08 4 French TV crew members are abducted in west Beirut Lebanon
  • 1986-03-20 Jacques Chirac forms French government
  • 1986-04-26 France performs nuclear test
  • 1986-05-06 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1986-05-27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1986-05-30 France performs nuclear test
  • 1986-09-07 NBC premiere of "The French Connection" film based TV sequel "Popeye Doyle"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 2,772

  • 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
  • 1925-05-19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1925-05-20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • 1925-05-30 Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • 1925-06-07 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer/writer (Thunder & Lightning)
  • 1925-07-20 Jacques Delors, French economist/chairman European Committee (1985-95)
  • 1925-07-20 Frantz Fanon, Martinique, France, psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), (d. 1961)
  • 1925-08-18 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (d. 2006)
  • 1925-08-21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (d. 2003)
  • 1925-08-26 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1925-08-27 Darry Cowl, French actor (d. 2006)
  • 1925-08-30 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator
  • 1925-09-08 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • 1925-10-20 Roger Hanin, French actor
  • 1925-12-27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-01-01 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1926-01-15 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (d. 1996)
  • 1926-01-24 Georges Lautner, French director and screenwriter
  • 1926-02-02 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician
  • 1926-02-11 Paul Bocuse, France, great chef (Legion of Honor)
  • 1926-02-23 Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
  • 1926-03-01 Robert Clary, actor (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-03-31 John Fowles, English novelist (Collector, French Leiutenent's Woman)
  • 1926-04-30 Corinne Calvet, France, actress (Apache Uprising)
  • 1926-07-17 Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
  • 1926-08-05 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1926-08-10 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1926-08-14 René Goscinny, French song/cartoon text writer (Asterix)
  • 1926-08-17 Jean Poiret, French actor/writer (Le Dernier Metro)
  • 1926-09-14 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist, born in Mons-en-Baroeul (d. 2016)
  • 1926-09-15 Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician
  • 1926-10-15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers (d. 1984)
  • 1926-12-24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director
  • 1927-01-01 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1927-02-21 Hubert de Givenchy, Beauvais France, fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn)
  • 1927-02-24 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 2017)
  • 1927-03-02 Roger Walkowiak, French cyclist
  • 1927-04-13 Maurice Ronet, Nice France, actor (Frantic, Sphinz, Circle of Love)
  • 1927-04-25 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist
  • 1927-05-26 Jacques Bergerac, France, actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun)
  • 1927-05-28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • 1927-07-13 Simone Veil, Pres European parliament (France)
  • 1927-07-25 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (d. 2003)
  • 1927-09-07 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1927-10-24 Gilbert Bécaud, French composer and actor (d. 2001)
  • 1928-01-01 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • 1928-01-06 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • 1928-01-17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
  • 1928-01-23 Jeanne Moreau, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • 1928-01-24 Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  • 1928-01-26 Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • 1928-02-26 Monique Leyrac, French Canadian singer and actress
  • 1928-03-01 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director, born in Rouen, Haute-Normandie (d. 2016)
  • 1928-04-02 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • 1928-04-18 Jean-Francois Pailliard, Vitry-le-Francois France, conductor
  • 1928-04-19 Alexis Korner, musician (Blues Inc-Bootleg Him), born in Paris, France
  • 1928-04-28 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter
  • 1928-05-05 Pierre Schoendoerffer, Chamalieres, France, director and screen-writer (The Anderson Platoon), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-05-06 Robert Poujade, French politician
  • 1928-05-13 Édouard Molinaro, French film actor, director and screenwriter

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,236

  • 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
  • 1994-02-24 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • 1994-02-25 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • 1994-03-09 Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (The French Connection), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1994-03-11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • 1994-03-25 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • 1994-04-01 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • 1994-04-03 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67
  • 1994-04-08 François Rozet, French Canadian actor (b. 1899)
  • 1994-04-09 Marcel Ichac, French alpinist/director (Karakoram), dies at 87
  • 1994-04-20 Jean Carmet, French actor (Merci la Vie, Le Sucre), dies at 72
  • 1994-05-16 Alain Cuny, French actor (Lovers, Emanuelle, Camille Claudel), dies at 85
  • 1994-05-17 Alain Cuny, [René X Marie], French actor (La Dolce Vita), dies at 85
  • 1994-05-30 Marcel Bich, Italian/French baron/pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
  • 1994-06-14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • 1994-07-08 Christian-Jaque, French director (Babette s'and va-t-and guerre), dies
  • 1994-07-14 Robert Jungk, German/French/Us/Austrian philosopher/historian, dies
  • 1994-07-19 Christian-Jaque, [Christian Maudet], French director (Nana), dies
  • 1994-09-16 Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
  • 1994-09-23 Madeleine Renaud, French actress (Longest Day)/director, dies at 94
  • 1994-11-29 Sviatoslav S Stravinsky, French/US composer/son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • 1994-12-04 Jakob Kaplan, French head rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
  • 1994-12-07 Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
  • 1994-12-12 Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
  • 1994-12-13 Antoine Pinay, PM of France (1952-53), dies
  • 1994-12-18 Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 1994-12-23 Didier Rocher, son of French cosmetic maker Yves Rocher, dies at 41
  • 1994-12-25 Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
  • 1994-12-30 Lloyd James Austin, french Scholar, dies at 79
  • 1995-01-21 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • 1995-01-27 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, dies at 91
  • 1995-02-02 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • 1995-02-02 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
  • 1995-02-15 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist/rebel, dies at 77
  • 1995-03-03 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995-03-03 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
  • 1995-03-07 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer, dies at 87
  • 1995-03-21 Etienne Martin, French sculptor, dies at 82
  • 1995-04-05 Christian Pineau, French politician, dies
  • 1995-07-11 John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
  • 1995-07-16 Charles Bruck, Hungarian/French/US conductor (Dutch Opera), dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1996-01-08 Francois Mitterrand, President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1996-02-18 Jack Thieuloy, French writer, dies at 64
  • 1996-03-03 Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86
  • 1996-04-01 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
  • 1996-07-17 Paul Touvier, French WW II criminal, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1996-07-30 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93

  • 1996-08-01 Frida Boccara, French singer (b. 1940)
  • 1996-08-02 Michel Debre, PM of France in (1959-62), dies
  • 1996-08-08 Didi Duprat, French guitarist, dies at 69
  • 1996-09-21 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse, who tried save Izieu children from Nazis, dies at 89
  • 1996-12-09 Alain Poher, French President of European Parliament (1966-69), dies
  • 1997-01-14 Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • 1997-02-01 Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
  • 1997-02-05 Pamela Harriman, US Ambassador (to France), dies of stroke at 76
  • 1997-04-16 Roland Topor, French illustrator (b. 1938)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1997-06-25 Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer, dies of heart attack at 87

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • 1997-09-25 Jean Françaix, French composer (b. 1912)
  • 1997-11-09 Helenio Herrera, French football player and coach (b. 1910)
  • 1997-11-13 André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)
  • 1997-11-16 Georges Marchais, Sec Gen of French Communist Party (1972-94), dies
  • 1997-11-25 Barbara, French singer (b. 1930)
  • 1997-12-01 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, dies at 89
  • 1997-12-01 Michel Bélanger, French Canadian businessman and banker (b. 1929)
  • 1998-02-06 Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (b. 1914)
  • 1998-02-10 Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73), dies
  • 1998-02-14 Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72