French History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 2,793

  • 1941-01-16 Richard Bohringer, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • 1941-04-23 Jacqueline Boyer, French singer
  • 1941-04-28 Lucien Aimar, French cyclist
  • 1941-06-24 Julia Kristeva, Bulgarian-French philosopher, psychoanalyst, and novelist
  • 1941-07-02 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • 1941-07-13 Jacques Perrin, actress (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon), born in Paris, France
  • 1941-08-01 Étienne Roda-Gil, French songwriter and screenwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1941-09-23 Simon Nolet, French-Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1941-11-27 Aimé Jacquet, French football manager
  • 1942-01-29 Claudine Longet, France, former Mrs Andy Williams/singer
  • 1942-02-27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor
  • 1942-03-02 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
  • 1942-04-26 Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-08-01 André Gagnon, French Canadian pianist and composer
  • 1942-09-05 Denise Fabre, French television presenter, born in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
  • 1942-09-28 Pierre Clémenti, French actor (d. 1999)
  • 1942-09-29 Jean-Luc Ponty, France, fusion violinist (Frank Zappa)
  • 1942-12-19 Rufus [Jacques Narcy], French actor (Amélie), born in Riom, Puy-de-Dôme)
  • 1943-02-11 Serge Lama, French singer
  • 1943-04-23 Herve Villechaize, France, "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
  • 1943-04-28 Jacques Dutronc, French singer and actor
  • 1943-08-30 Jean Claude Killy, alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-10-01 Jean-Jacques Annaud, Draveil France, director (Bear, Black & White, Name of the Rose)
  • 1943-10-22 Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-11-21 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • 1943-11-27 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • 1943-12-05 Eva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate
  • 1943-12-21 Walter Spanghero, French rugby player
  • 1944-01-17 Françoise Hardy, French singer
  • 1944-02-06 Christine Boutin, French politician
  • 1944-02-20 Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1944-03-21 Marie-Christine Barrault, actress (Stardust Memories), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-05-05 Jean-Pierre Leaud, actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-05-10 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1944-07-27 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist
  • 1944-07-28 Daniel Morelon, France, 1K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
  • 1944-09-30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • 1944-10-28 Coluche, [Michel Colucci] France, comedian (My Best Friend's Girl)
  • 1944-12-01 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • 1944-12-01 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • 1944-12-01 Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • 1944-12-04 François Migault, French racing driver
  • 1945-04-03 Catherine Spaak, France, actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)
  • 1945-04-07 Joël Robuchon, French chef
  • 1945-05-12 Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, born in Marseille, France (d. 2012)
  • 1945-06-27 Catherine Lacoste, golfer (US Women's Open 1967), born in Paris, France
  • 1945-07-10 Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director
  • 1945-07-30 Patrick Modiano, French novelist
  • 1945-09-26 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician
  • 1945-09-28 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic-gold-64)
  • 1945-10-12 Aurore Clément, French actress (Paris, Texas), born in Soissons, Aisne
  • 1945-10-13 Christophe, French singer
  • 1945-11-01 Rick Grech, Bordeaux France, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic)
  • 1945-11-29 Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1946-02-17 Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
  • 1946-02-18 Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
  • 1946-02-25 Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • 1946-03-01 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1946-03-11 Brigitte Fossey, Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)
  • 1946-03-18 Michel Leclère, French racing driver
  • 1946-03-25 Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
  • 1946-03-25 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)
  • 1946-03-26 Alain Madelin, French politician
  • 1946-04-07 Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • 1946-04-20 Julien Poulin, French Canadian actor
  • 1946-04-22 Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
  • 1946-04-24 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor
  • 1946-04-28 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1946-05-19 André the Giant, French professional wrestler, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1993)

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
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  • 1946-07-22 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • 1946-08-08 French W Weisglas, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • 1946-09-03 Peter Morris, historian of France
  • 1946-09-10 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • 1946-10-07 Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • 1946-10-22 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1946-11-18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • 1947-01-16 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
  • 1947-01-20 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
  • 1947-01-21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • 1947-01-26 Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], France, actor (Les Valseuses)
  • 1947-01-26 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • 1947-03-11 Dominique Sanda, [Varaigne], actress (1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • 1947-03-18 Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • 1947-04-01 Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • 1947-06-18 Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)
  • 1947-06-20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • 1947-06-28 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress
  • 1947-08-11 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • 1947-10-04 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • 1947-10-09 France Gall, French singer
  • 1947-10-22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1947-11-25 Jonathan Kaplan, director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1947-12-01 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • 1948-01-10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist
  • 1948-01-17 Anne Queffélec, French pianist
  • 1948-04-03 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
  • 1948-04-20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
  • 1948-04-21 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-04-23 Pascal Quignard, French author

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2201 - 2,251 of 2,251

  • 2010-08-30 Alain Corneau, French filmmaker (b. 1943)
  • 2010-09-12 Claude Chabrol, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2010-09-29 Georges Charpak, Polish-French Physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors, dies at 86
  • 2010-10-01 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), dies at 85
  • 2010-10-05 Bernard Clavel, French novelist (b. 1923)
  • 2010-10-06 Colette Renard, French actress and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2010-11-04 Eugénie Blanchard, French supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • 2010-12-18 Jacqueline de Romilly, French philologist and classical scholar (b. 1913)
  • 2011-02-03 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), dies at 58
  • 2011-02-28 Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)
  • 2011-04-24 Marie-France Pisier, French actress (b. 1944)
  • 2011-07-10 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • 2011-09-13 DJ Mehdi, French hip hop and electro producer (b. 1977)
  • 2011-12-23 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), dies of complications from a ruptured aneurysm at 87
  • 2012-01-01 Marcelle Narbonne, French super-centenarian and oldest person in Europe, dies at 113
  • 2012-03-10 Jean Giraud, French comic artist, dies at 73
  • 2012-03-14 Pierre Schoendoerffer, French Academy Award winning director and screen writer, dies from surgical complications at 83
  • 2012-04-04 Claude Miller, French director and screen writer, dies at 70
  • 2012-04-10 Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97
  • 2012-10-25 Jacques Barzun, French author, dies at 104
  • 2012-12-29 Jean Topart, French actor, dies at 90
  • 2013-02-27 Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • 2013-04-12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • 2013-04-19 Francois Jacob, French biologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 92
  • 2013-05-29 Françoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • 2013-06-07 Pierre Mauroy, French Prime Minister, dies from lung cancer at 84
  • 2013-06-27 Alain Mimoun, French runner, dies at 92
  • 2013-07-25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2013-10-07 Patrice Chéreau, French film and opera director, dies from lung cancer at 68
  • 2014-03-01 Alain Resnais, French director (Muriel, Hiroshima mon amour), dies at 91

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-01-07 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, dies in a terrorist attack at 47

  • 2015-01-07 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), killed in terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris at 76
  • 2015-02-14 Louis Jourdan, French actor (Gigi, Octopussy), dies at 93
  • 2015-06-08 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), dies at 105
  • 2015-06-23 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83
  • 2015-07-17 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, dies from injuries during accident at Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, at 25
  • 2015-10-17 Danièle Delorme, [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), dies at 89
  • 2016-01-05 Pierre Boulez, French composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), dies at 90
  • 2016-01-07 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, dies at 92
  • 2016-01-18 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), dies at 91
  • 2016-01-29 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), dies at 87
  • 2016-02-08 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, dies at 82
  • 2016-04-22 Isabelle Dinoire, French recipient of world's 1st partial face transplant, dies from surgical complications at 49
  • 2016-07-02 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • 2016-08-24 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist (La Modification), dies at 89
  • 2016-08-25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies at 86
  • 2016-10-19 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, dies at 99
  • 2016-12-20 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), dies at 96
  • 2017-01-04 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, dies at 92
  • 2017-01-27 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), dies at 89
  • 2017-03-03 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', dies at 85