French History (Part 21)

Historical Events

Events 2001 - 2,100 of 2,163

  • 1986-12-24 French hostage Aurel Cornea, held in Lebanon for 9 months, released
  • 1987-01-07 French airplanes harass Libyan positions in Duadi Doum
  • 1987-04-18 Pat Knauff, France sets 1-leg downhill ski speed record (115.012 mph)
  • 1987-05-05 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1987-06-03 "Little Shop of Horrors" released in France
  • 1987-06-03 "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" released in France
  • 1987-06-20 1st Rugby World Cup: New Zealand beats France 29-9 in Auckland
  • 1987-07-04 Nazi Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon" sentenced to life in France
  • 1987-07-17 Iran & France breaks diplomatic relations
  • 1987-08-11 France & Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf
  • 1987-08-30 Yves Pol of France runs complete marathon backwards (3:57:57)
  • 1987-10-03 Michael Pruffer of France skis 135.26 MPH at Portillo, Chile
  • 1987-10-15 The Great Storm of 1987 hits France and England.
  • 1987-10-23 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1987-11-05 France performs nuclear test
  • 1987-11-19 France performs nuclear test
  • 1987-11-29 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1987-12-01 Digging begins to link England & France under English Channel

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1988-05-08 Francois Mitterrand elected president of France

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1988-05-11 France performs nuclear test
  • 1988-06-30 French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre is excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1988-08-30 France performs nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-10-12 Pope John Paul II is the target of anti-papal heckling by Protestant leader Ian Paisley at a European Parliament meeting in Strasbourgh, France

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1988-10-25 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1988-11-05 France performs nuclear test
  • 1988-11-23 France performs nuclear test
  • 1988-11-30 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1989-01-05 2 French TV newsmen arrested for trying to plant fake bombs on 3 airlines at JFK airport in security test
  • 1989-01-14 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
  • 1989-05-11 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989-05-24 French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
  • 1989-09-19 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • 1989-10-24 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989-10-31 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989-11-15 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989-11-27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989-12-05 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
  • 1990-02-13 US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
  • 1990-05-10 French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
  • 1990-07-04 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1990-09-12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • 1990-09-13 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
  • 1990-09-15 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf
  • 1990-09-24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah
  • 1990-10-23 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
  • 1990-10-30 Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • 1990-11-10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
  • 1990-11-14 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1990-11-21 French President François Mitterrand voices support for a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf
  • 1990-12-01 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • 1991-04-21 French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • 1991-05-07 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1991-05-15 Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier
  • 1991-05-18 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1991-07-05 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1991-07-15 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1991-11-18 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
  • 1992-02-08 16th Winter Olympic games opens in Albertville, France
  • 1992-02-23 16th Winter Olympic games closes in Albertville, France
  • 1992-04-02 Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns
  • 1992-04-12 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • 1992-05-06 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • 1992-09-20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • 1992-09-22 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • 1992-09-23 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • 1993-01-13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • 1993-03-28 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • 1993-03-30 French government of Balladur forms
  • 1993-06-09 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1994-05-06 Channel tunnel linking England & France officially opens
  • 1994-05-11 "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France
  • 1994-06-23 Some 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians, the first outside forces sent there since UN
  • 1994-06-24 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting
  • 1994-06-30 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • 1994-07-16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • 1994-07-17 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
  • 1994-08-21 The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there
  • 1994-09-08 Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin
  • 1994-12-24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • 1994-12-26 French commandos terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille
  • 1995-05-07 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election
  • 1996-01-27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1996-01-29 France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
  • 1996-05-08 Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • 1997-05-14 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1997-06-02 Liberals beat Conservatives in France
  • 1997-06-13 American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
  • 1997-11-05 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages
  • 1998-04-20 TAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogotá, Colombia, killing 53.
  • 1998-07-12 FIFA World Cup: France beats Brazil 3-0 for football's 16th World Cup in Saint-Denis (France's 1st title)
  • 1999-08-11 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
  • 1999-10-22 Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
  • 1999-11-06 4th Rugby World Cup: Australia beats France 35-12 in Cardiff
  • 1999-12-26 Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).
  • 2000-07-02 UEFA European Championship: France defeat Italy 2-1 in Rotterdam
  • 2000-07-20 Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 2,721

  • 1931-05-16 Denise Filiatrault, French Canadian actress and director
  • 1931-05-24 Michael Lonsdale, French actor
  • 1931-06-03 Francoise Arnoul, actress/composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise)
  • 1931-06-05 Jacques Demy, France, director (Lola, Magic Donkey)
  • 1931-07-01 Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine
  • 1931-07-06 Jean Campeau, French Canadian businessman and politician
  • 1931-07-23 Guy Fournier, French Canadian author and screenwriter
  • 1931-07-24 Éric Tabarly, French sailor (d. 1998)
  • 1931-09-19 Jean-Claude Carrière, French screenwriter and actor
  • 1931-10-13 Raymond Kopa, French footballer
  • 1931-10-25 Annie Giradot, actress (Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France
  • 1931-11-13 Andrée Lachapelle, French Canadian actress
  • 1932-01-06 Sacha Distel, French singer
  • 1932-01-14 Caterina Valente, singer (Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-02-06 Francois Truffaut, director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-02-19 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-03-11 Valerie French, actress (Jubal), born in London, England
  • 1932-04-26 Francis Lai, French film music composer
  • 1932-04-27 Anouk Aimée, French actress
  • 1932-06-27 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, born in Izmir, Turkey (d. 2015)
  • 1932-07-11 Alex Hassilev, actor and musician (Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-09-24 Dominique Michel, French Canadian comedian
  • 1932-10-24 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1932-10-27 Jean-Pierre Cassel, actor (Trout), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-10-30 Louis Malle, France, director (Atlantic City, Black Moon, Viva Maria)
  • 1932-11-08 Stephane Audran, Versailles France, actress (Just Before Nightfall)
  • 1932-11-10 Roy Scheider, actor (Jaws, The French Connection, Marathon Man, Paper Lion) (d. 2008)
  • 1932-11-23 Michel David-Weill, French investment banker
  • 1932-11-29 Jacques Chirac, French politician
  • 1933-01-08 Jean-Marie Straub, France, director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach)
  • 1933-02-13 Emanuel Ungaro, France, fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969)
  • 1933-02-26 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1933-03-15 Philippe de Broca, French film director, born in Paris, France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1933-03-29 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet
  • 1933-04-04 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2007)
  • 1933-04-09 Jean-Paul Belmondo, actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France
  • 1933-05-18 Bernadette Chirac, French politician
  • 1933-05-21 Maurice André, French trumpeter, (d. 2012)
  • 1933-06-17 Christian Ferras, French violinist/conductor
  • 1933-06-20 Jean Boiteux, France, 400m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1933-06-22 Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1933-07-08 Antonio Lamer, French Canadian lawyer and chief justice
  • 1933-07-28 Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • 1933-08-18 Just Fontaine, French footballer
  • 1933-09-02 Mathieu Kérékou, Dictator and President of Benin (1973-91, 1996-2006), born in Kouarfa, French Dahomey (d. 2015)
  • 1933-12-01 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, born in Pont-l'Abbé, Brittany (d. 2016)
  • 1934-01-27 Edithe Cresson, premier of France (1991-92)
  • 1934-02-27 Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer (d. 1992)
  • 1934-04-01 Vladimir Posner, Russian/French/American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • 1934-04-02 Christopher France, British permanent secretary (Department of Health)
  • 1934-06-06 Philippe Entremont, France, pianist/conductor (Vienna Chamber Orch)
  • 1934-06-07 Philippe Entremont, Rheims France, concert pianist
  • 1934-07-01 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1934-07-25 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1934-08-15 Nino Ferrer, French-Italian singer (d. 1998)
  • 1934-08-16 Pierre Richard, French actor
  • 1934-08-25 Lise Bacon, French Canadian politician
  • 1934-09-25 Jean Sorel, French actor
  • 1934-09-28 Brigitte Bardot, sex kitten (And God Created Women), born in Paris, France
  • 1934-12-04 Victor French, actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1935-02-21 Jean Pelletier, French Canadian political operative
  • 1935-06-13 Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebonnt, French artist
  • 1935-06-21 Francoise Sagan, [Quoirez], Cajarc France, novelist (Bonjour Trieste)
  • 1935-06-27 Laurent Terzieff, actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Paris, France
  • 1935-07-31 Yvon Deschamps, French-Canadian author and humorist
  • 1935-08-28 Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
  • 1935-08-29 William Friedkin, American director/producer/writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-10-10 André Bureau, French Canadian communications executive
  • 1935-11-08 Alain Delon, France, actor (Honor Among Thieves, Return of Zorro)
  • 1935-11-16 France-Albert Rene, president of Seychelles (1977- )
  • 1935-12-18 Jacques Pépin, French chef
  • 1936-03-01 Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician
  • 1936-03-07 Georges Perec, French writer (Seire Noire, Retour a la bien-aimee)
  • 1936-04-07 Jean-Pierre Changeux, French neuroscientist
  • 1936-04-15 Raymond Poulidor, French cyclist
  • 1936-04-22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist (d. 1998)
  • 1936-05-06 Bernard Lemaire, French Canadian businessman (Cascades)
  • 1936-05-16 Philippe de Montebello, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut), born in Paris, France
  • 1936-05-28 Claude Forget, French-Canadian politician
  • 1936-06-15 Claude Brasseur, actor (Josepha, Pardon Mon Affair), born in Paris, France
  • 1936-09-29 Mylene Demongeot, Nice France, actress (3 Murderesses)
  • 1936-12-28 Jacques Mesrine, French criminal (d. 1979)
  • 1937-01-12 Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • 1937-07-12 Lionel Jospin, Prime Minister of France 1997-2002
  • 1937-07-12 Michel Louvain, French Canadian singer
  • 1937-07-28 Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
  • 1937-09-17 Albertine Sarrazin, French author (L'astragale, La Cavale)
  • 1938-01-07 Roland Topor, French illustrator (d. 1997)
  • 1938-01-13 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), born in Châlons-en-Champagne, France (d. 2015)
  • 1938-02-22 Pierre Vallières, French-Canadian politician (d. 1995)
  • 1938-02-27 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • 1938-03-10 Marina Vlady, Clichy France, actress (Conjugal Bed, The Hunt)
  • 1938-04-20 Bernard Malivoire, France, cox pair (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1938-05-08 Jean Giraud, Val-de-Marne, France, comic artist (Alien, Tron), (d. 2012)
  • 1938-05-10 Jean Becker, French director, screenwriter and actor
  • 1938-05-13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1938-05-15 Mireille Darc, French actress (Week End, Hurried Man), born in Toulon
  • 1938-07-10 Paul Andreu, French architect
  • 1938-07-27 Isabelle Aubret, French singer
  • 1938-07-30 Hervé de Charette, French politician

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2001 - 2,100 of 2,192

  • 2000-11-12 Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
  • 2000-11-17 Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 2000-11-22 Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2001-01-30 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (b. 1911)
  • 2001-02-19 Charles Trenet, French singer (b. 1913)
  • 2001-02-23 Robert Enrico, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2001-03-16 Bob Wollek, French race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 2001-06-15 Henri Alekan, French cinematographer (b. 1909)
  • 2001-08-25 Philippe Léotard, French actor and singer (b. 1940)
  • 2001-10-01 Guy Beaulne, French-Canadian actor and theatre director (b. 1921)
  • 2001-10-07 Roger Gaudry, French Canadian chemist, businessman and corporate director (b. 1913)
  • 2001-10-18 Micheline Ostermeyer, French athlete and musician (b. 1922)
  • 2001-10-23 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner (b. 1917)
  • 2001-10-31 Régine Cavagnoud, French skier (b. 1970)
  • 2001-12-12 Jean Richard, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2001-12-18 Gilbert Bécaud, French singer (b. 1927)
  • 2001-12-19 Marcel Mule, French saxophonist. (b. 1901)
  • 2002-01-11 Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
  • 2002-01-23 Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (b. 1930)
  • 2002-05-10 Yves Robert, French actor, screenwriter and director (b. 1920)
  • 2002-05-11 Renaude Lapointe, French Canadian journalist and senator (b. 1912)
  • 2002-05-21 Niki de Saint Phalle, French artist (b. 1930)
  • 2002-06-29 François Périer, French actor (b. 1919)
  • 2002-07-10 Jean-Pierre Côté, French Canadian politician and Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (b. 1926)
  • 2002-10-08 Jacques Richard, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1952)
  • 2002-10-12 Audrey Mestre, French diver (b. 1974)
  • 2002-10-20 Bernard Fresson, French actor (b. 1931)
  • 2002-10-26 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, dies at 94
  • 2002-10-31 Lionel Poilâne, French baker and entrepreneur (b. 1945)
  • 2002-11-10 Michel Boisrond, French film director (b. 1921)
  • 2002-11-29 Daniel Gélin, French actor (b. 1921)
  • 2003-01-11 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (b. 1925)
  • 2003-01-19 Françoise Giroud, French writer and journalist (b. 1916)
  • 2003-02-20 Maurice Blanchot, French author (b. 1907)
  • 2003-02-24 Bernard Loiseau, French chef (b. 1951)
  • 2003-03-04 Sébastien Japrisot, French author, screenwriter and film director (b. 1931)
  • 2003-03-14 Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)
  • 2003-03-27 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003-04-07 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (b. 1903)
  • 2003-04-23 Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer (b. 1910)
  • 2003-05-12 Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, French UN High Commissioner for Refugees (b. 1933)
  • 2003-05-23 Jean Yanne, French actor and director (b. 1933)
  • 2003-06-05 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor (b. 1904)
  • 2003-06-16 Pierre Bourgault, French Canadian politician (b. 1934)
  • 2003-07-04 André Claveau, French singer (b. 1915)
  • 2003-07-14 François-Albert Angers, French Canadian economist (b. 1909)
  • 2003-08-01 Marie Trintignant, French actress (b. 1962)
  • 2003-08-09 Jacques Deray, French film director (b. 1929)
  • 2003-08-27 Pierre Poujade, French politician (b. 1920)
  • 2003-08-29 Michel Constantin, French film actor (b. 1924)
  • 2003-11-16 Bettina Goislard, French relief worker (b. 1974)
  • 2003-11-20 Loris Azzaro, French fashion designer (b. 1933)
  • 2003-11-26 Stefan Wul, French writer (b. 1922)
  • 2004-02-18 Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
  • 2004-03-04 Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-03-21 Ludmilla Tchérina, French ballet dancer and actress (b. 1924)
  • 2004-04-14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • 2004-05-31 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (b. 1941)
  • 2004-07-08 Jean Lefebvre, French actor (b. 1922)
  • 2004-07-18 Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (b. 1912)
  • 2004-07-22 Sacha Distel, French singer (b. 1933)
  • 2004-07-23 Serge Reggiani, French singer and actor (b. 1922)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004-08-03 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer, dies at 95

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • 2004-08-09 Robert Lecourt, French politician and president of the European Court of Justice (b. 1908)
  • 2004-08-17 Gérard Souzay, French baritone (b. 1918)
  • 2004-09-24 Françoise Sagan, French writer (b. 1935)
  • 2004-09-29 Richard Sainct, French motorcycle rally rider (b. 1970)
  • 2004-10-08 Jacques Derrida, French philosopher (b. 1930)
  • 2004-11-11 Richard Dembo, French director and screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2004-11-14 Michel Colombier, French composer (b. 1939)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2004-11-26 Philippe de Broca, French film director (Le Bossu) dies aged 71

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 2004-12-31 Gerard Debreu, French-born economist, Bank of Sweden Prize laureate (b. 1921)
  • 2005-01-07 Pierre Daninos, French novelist (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-28 Karen Lancaume, French actress (suicide) (b. 1973)
  • 2005-01-28 Jacques Villeret, French actor (b. 1951)
  • 2005-02-13 Maurice Trintignant, French race car driver (b. 1917)
  • 2005-02-15 Pierre Bachelet, French singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 2005-02-22 Simone Simon, French actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005-04-11 André François, French cartoonist (b. 1915)
  • 2005-04-11 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (b. 1907)
  • 2005-05-13 Eddie Barclay, French record producer (b. 1921)
  • 2005-05-20 Paul Ricoeur, French philosopher (b. 1913)
  • 2005-06-15 Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005-07-06 Claude Simon, Malagasy-French writer, (Nobel Prize Literature 1985), dies at 91
  • 2005-07-19 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who made a solitary journey across the Atlantic ocean without provisions, dies at 80
  • 2005-08-03 Françoise d'Eaubonne, French feminist (b. 1920)
  • 2005-08-22 Luc Ferrari, French composer, dies at 76
  • 2005-08-28 Jacques Dufilho, French actor (b. 1914)
  • 2005-09-14 Vladimir Volkoff, French writer (b. 1932)
  • 2005-10-22 Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
  • 2005-10-28 Raymond Hains, French artist (b. 1926)
  • 2005-11-29 David di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005-12-04 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (b. 1922)
  • 2005-12-17 Marc Favreau, French Canadian humourist (Sol) (b. 1929)
  • 2006-01-14 Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • 2006-01-17 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • 2006-01-27 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (disappeared) (b. 1965)
  • 2006-02-14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • 2006-03-22 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
  • 2006-06-15 Raymond Devos, French humourist (b. 1922)