French History (Part 20)

Historical Events

Events 1901 - 2,000 of 2,200

  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1976-07-23 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1977-03-19 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1977-11-24 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1977-12-17 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1978-07-26 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1978-11-30 France performs nuclear test
  • 1978-12-18 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1978-12-19 France performs nuclear test
  • 1979-03-09 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1980-03-03 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1982-03-20 France performs nuclear test
  • 1982-07-21 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1982-07-25 France performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-31 46 kids & 7 adults die as 2 buses & several cars collide near Beaune, France
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1983-05-25 France performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1983-06-22 "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1983-08-04 France performs nuclear test
  • 1983-12-03 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1983-12-07 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1984-04-21 Centers for Disease Cont says virus discovered in France causes AIDS
  • 1984-05-08 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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 Mururoa atoll
  • 1984-11-02 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1901 - 2,000 of 2,793

  • 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, French director (Muriel, Hiroshima mon amour), born in Brittany, France (d. 2014)
  • 1922-06-18 Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
  • 1922-07-02 Pierre Cardin, Italian-born French fashion designer, born in Paris, France
  • 1922-07-03 Francois Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village)
  • 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 (Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso), born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia (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, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • 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 (The Naked Childhood), born in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-08-14 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), born in Paris, France (d. 1977)

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • 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, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn), born in Beauvais, France
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1927-04-25 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix), born in Fismes, Marne, France

Cartoonist Albert Uderzo
Cartoonist
Albert Uderzo
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1901 - 2,000 of 2,251

  • 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
  • 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