French History (Part 20)

Historical Events

Events 1901 - 2,000 of 2,163

  • 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 agents blow up Greenpeace boat Rainbow Warrior in Auckland harbour, New Zealand

  • 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"
  • 1986-11-12 France performs nuclear test
  • 1986-12-06 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1986-12-10 France performs nuclear test

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 2,721

  • 1925-05-19 Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004)
  • 1925-05-20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • 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, actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 1926-08-10 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)
  • 1926-09-15 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
  • 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)
  • 1927-10-24 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
  • 1928-05-23 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1928-05-30 Agnès Varda, French director
  • 1928-06-20 Jean-Marie le Pen, France, leader (National Front party)
  • 1928-07-05 Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (d. 2013)
  • 1928-07-10 Bernard Buffet, French painter (d. 1999)
  • 1928-07-14 Pierre Olaf, Cauderan France, actor (Kraft Music Hall)
  • 1928-07-20 Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-08-03 Cécile Aubry, French actress
  • 1928-10-03 Christian d'Oriola, France, foils (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
  • 1928-12-31 Siné, French cartoonist
  • 1929-01-20 Bob Denard, French mercenary
  • 1929-02-06 Pierre Brice, French actor
  • 1929-02-19 Jacques Deray, French film director (d. 2003)
  • 1929-02-28 Joseph Rouleau, French Canadian bass opera singer
  • 1929-04-07 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-16 Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • 1929-06-13 Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
  • 1929-07-26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • 1929-07-29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • 1929-08-18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • 1929-09-09 Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
  • 1929-09-14 Maurice Vachon, French Canadian professional wrestler
  • 1929-10-24 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)
  • 1929-10-28 Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (d. 1988)
  • 1929-11-09 Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist (d. 2005)
  • 1929-11-21 Marilyn French, US author (The Women's Room)
  • 1929-12-09 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1929-12-26 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-01-30 Gene Hackman, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

  • 1930-03-06 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • 1930-04-17 Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-04-29 Jean Rochefort, French actor
  • 1930-05-22 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • 1930-06-09 Barbara, French singer (d. 1997)
  • 1930-07-15 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (d. 2004)
  • 1930-08-01 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (d. 2002)
  • 1930-08-23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1930-10-01 Philippe Noiret, Lille France, actor (Soleil, Les Milles, Il Postino)
  • 1930-10-15 Phillipe Leroy, actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-10-23 Gerard Blain, actor (Hatari), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-10-29 Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1930-11-14 Monique Mercure, French Canadian actress
  • 1930-12-03 Jean-Luc Godard, French director (Alphaville, Hail Mary, Breathless)
  • 1930-12-11 Jean-Louis Trintignant, France, actor/director (Man & a Woman, Z)
  • 1931-03-05 Fred Othon Aristidès, French comics artist

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,192

  • 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
  • 1996-03-03 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
  • 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
  • 1998-04-13 Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfer (b. 1960)
  • 1998-04-21 Jean Francois Lyotard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1924)
  • 1998-04-27 Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907)
  • 1998-06-27 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (b. 1935)
  • 1998-07-12 Serge Lemoyne, French Canadian artist (b. 1941)
  • 1998-08-06 Andre Weil, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1998-08-13 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer and composer (b. 1934)
  • 1998-10-01 Pauline Julien, French Canadian singer (b. 1928)
  • 1998-10-12 Mario Beaulieu, French Canadian politician (b. 1930)
  • 1998-10-29 Paul Misraki, French songwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1998-11-08 Jean Marais, French actor (b. 1913)
  • 1998-11-13 Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)
  • 1998-12-11 André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)
  • 1999-01-06 French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • 1999-04-05 Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • 1999-08-30 Raymond Poïvet, French comics artist (b. 1910)
  • 1999-09-06 René Lecavalier, French Canadian sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 1999-10-04 Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928)
  • 1999-10-19 Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born French writer, dies at 99
  • 1999-10-27 Charlotte Perriand, French architect and designer (b. 1903)
  • 1999-11-27 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
  • 1999-12-18 Robert Bresson, French film director (b. 1907)
  • 1999-12-24 Maurice Couve de Murville, French politician, Prime minister of France (b. 1907)
  • 2000-01-22 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
  • 2000-02-05 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
  • 2000-02-11 Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928)
  • 2000-02-11 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (b. 1917)
  • 2000-04-14 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • 2000-04-25 Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2000-05-20 Jean Pierre Rampal, French flutist (b. 1922)
  • 2000-06-06 Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
  • 2000-06-15 Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
  • 2000-07-22 Claude Sautet, French film director (b. 1924)
  • 2000-08-14 Alain Fournier, French-born computer graphics researcher (b. 1943)
  • 2000-11-05 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), dies at 93
  • 2000-11-10 Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Prime Minister of France (b. 1915)