Paris in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 556


1917-10-15 Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany during WWI at Vincennes near Paris

Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy Mata Hari
Exotic Dancer, Courtesan and German Spy
Mata Hari
  • 1918-02-09 Sacha Guitry's "Deburan" premieres in Paris
  • 1918-03-23 Crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris, 256 killed
  • 1918-03-23 Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)
  • 1919-01-18 The Paris peace conference (aka the Versailles peace conference) opens to draw up the treaties formally ending the Great War (WWI)
  • 1919-02-15 American Legion organizes in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919-02-19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1919-03-25 Woodrow Wilson's dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1919-03-30 Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris
  • 1919-05-04 Demonstrates organised by students erupt in China, after news from the Paris Peace Conference that the Allies intend to give Shangtung to Japan
  • 1919-05-06 Paris Peace Conference disposes of German colonies; German East Africa is assigned to Britain and France, German South West Africa to South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919-08-04 Rodin Museum opens in Paris in The hôtel Biron containing works left to the state by the sculptor Auguste Rodin

Sculptor Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin
  • 1919-08-25 1st scheduled passenger service by airplane (Paris-London)
  • 1920-01-10 Inauguration of the League of Nations held in Paris
  • 1920-01-16 1st assembly of the League of Nations is held in Paris
  • 1920-02-21 Darius Milhaud & Jean Cocteau's ballet, premieres in Paris
  • 1920-11-11 The burials of unknown soldiers take place simultaneously in Westminster Abbey, London, and at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
  • 1920-12-12 Maurice Ravels ballet "La Valse" premieres in Paris
  • 1921-08-28 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
  • 1922-01-20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1922-02-02 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1922-08-20 1st world championship athletics for women, held in Paris
  • 1924-05-04 8th Olympic games open at Paris, France
  • 1924-07-20 Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) forms in Paris
  • 1924-07-27 8th Olympic games closes in Paris
  • 1924-10-11 Bureau of Surrealist Research opens in Paris, directed by Antonin Artaud, resource centre for surrealist writers

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1924-10-15 André Breton publishes his "Surrealist Manifesto" with Éditions du Sagittaire in Paris

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 1924-12-01 "La Révolution surréaliste" publishes its first issue in Paris, edited by André Breton
  • 1924-12-14 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris
  • 1926-05-25 Sholom Schwartzbard assassinates Symon Petliura, the head of the Paris-based government-in-exile of Ukrainian People's Republic
  • 1926-12-16 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-05-20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • 1927-05-21 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • 1927-12-27 Philip Barry's "Paris Bound" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-07-29 23rd Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1928-10-08 Cole Porter & E Ray Goetz' musical "Paris" premieres in NYC
  • 1928-10-09 Marcel Pagnol's "Topaz" premieres in Paris
  • 1928-11-22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)
  • 1928-12-13 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)
  • 1929-03-09 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris
  • 1929-05-21 Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris
  • 1929-07-28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1929-11-08 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • 1930-07-27 25th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (4-1)
  • 1931-07-26 26th Davis Cup: France beats Great Britain in Paris (3-2)
  • 1931-11-04 Jean Genet's "Judith" premieres in Paris
  • 1932-04-26 Jean Anouilh's "L'Ermine" premieres in Paris
  • 1932-07-31 27th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-02-27 Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-06-07 George Balanchine/Kurt Weills "7 Deadly Sins" premieres in Paris

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine

  • 1933-07-30 28th Davis Cup: Great Britain beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 1933-10-13 JDJ Boularan's "Tovarich" premieres in Paris
  • 1933-12-23 Train crash in Eastern Paris; 230 die
  • 1933-12-24 Paris express train derails & kills 160, injures 300 (France)
  • 1935-03-21 Jean Anouilh's "Y avait un presonnier" premieres in Paris
  • 1935-11-21 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris

MurderMurder of Interest

1936-04-14 French singer Édith Piaf questioned after nightclub owner and her patron Louis Leplée murdered in Paris

Singer Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf
  • 1937-02-16 Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage" premieres in Paris
  • 1937-11-25 World's Fair of Paris closes (31.2 million visitors)
  • 1938-01-10 Jean Anouilh's "La Sauvage" premieres in Paris
  • 1938-06-19 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats Hungary 4-1 in soccer's 3rd World Cup in Paris
  • 1938-11-10 Second day of Kristallnacht: pogrom against the Jews in Germany and Austria after assassination of a German diplomat in Paris
  • 1939-07-07 "The Rules of the Game", French film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Nora Gregor and Paulette Dubost, premieres in Paris
  • 1939-08-03 Jean Genet's "Ondine" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-05-16 British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940-05-22 UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city
  • 1940-05-31 Winston Churchill flies to Paris to meet with French Marshal Philippe Pétain who announces he is willing to make a separate peace with Germany
  • 1940-06-13 Paris evacuates before German advance
  • 1940-06-14 German forces enter Paris during WWII
  • 1940-06-15 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-06-23 After conquering France, Adolf Hitler visits Paris and views the Eiffel Tower and the grave of Napoleon Bonaparte

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-11-11 Thousands of Paris students lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Soldier
  • 1941-04-14 1st massive German raid in Paris, 3,600 Jews rounded up
  • 1941-05-14 3,600 Parisian Jews arrested
  • 1941-08-20 Police raid 11th district of Paris, takes 4,000+ Jewish males
  • 1941-10-02 6 Paris synagogues are bombed by Gestapo
  • 1941-10-03 Nazis blow up 6 synagoges in Paris
  • 1941-12-12 German occupying army do a house search in Paris looking for Jews
  • 1942-03-11 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • 1942-07-16 French police arrest 13,152 Jews in Paris
  • 1942-09-21 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
  • 1942-11-05 Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
  • 1943-05-27 French resistance under Jean Moulin meets secretly in Paris
  • 1944-02-04 Jean Anouilh's play "Antigone" premieres in Paris

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1944-05-27 Jean-Paul Sartres' "Huis Clos" premieres in Paris

  • 1944-06-18 Farewell concert of Willem Mengelberg in Paris
  • 1944-07-18 Allies air raid railways at Vaires, Paris
  • 1944-08-18 Paris rail workers strike against Nazi occupiers
  • 1944-08-18 US 15th Army Corps reaches Mantes-Gassicourt near Paris
  • 1944-08-19 Nazis give parts of Paris to Resistance
  • 1944-08-19 Paris police strike against nazi occupiers
  • 1944-08-19 US 15th Army Corps occupies Mantes-Gassicourt at Paris
  • 1944-08-22 Adolf Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]
  • 1944-08-23 General George Leclerc's troops advance towards Paris
  • 1944-08-24 General LeClerc's troops open assault on Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-08-25 General Charles de Gaulle walks the Champs Elysees in Paris after the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1944-08-26 US 12nd Army Corps crosses river Seine East of Paris
  • 1944-08-29 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
  • 1944-08-31 French provisional government moves from Algiers to Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 323 of 323

  • 1962-08-19 Valerie Kaprisky, actress (Breathless, Public Woman), born in Paris, France
  • 1964-03-09 Juliette Binoche, French actress (The English Patient, Unbearable Lightness), born in Paris, France
  • 1965-02-08 Mathilda May, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • 1965-08-14 Emmanuelle Seigner, actress (The Smile), born in Paris, France
  • 1966-01-12 Olivier Martinez, French actor (The Horseman on the Roof), born in Paris
  • 1966-11-17 Sophie Marceau, French actress (Braveheart, L'Amour Braque), born in Paris, France
  • 1967-11-04 Alex Rousseau, US water polo 2m Offense (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Paris, France
  • 1968-09-28 Vanessa Vadim, daughter of Jane Fonda/actress (Last Party), born in Paris, France
  • 1971-09-01 Lââm [Lamiah], French singer, born in Paris
  • 1971-10-21 Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger, born in Paris, France
  • 1972-07-21 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Olympics 1996)
  • 1972-08-27 Chris Imes, South Paris Maine, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994)
  • 1973-01-22 Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
  • 1973-12-16 Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)

Person of interestMarion Cotillard

1975-09-30 Marion Cotillard, French actress (Inception, La Vie en Rose, Rust and Bone), born in Paris, France

  • 1977-11-26 Paris Lenon, American football player

Person of interestParis Hilton

1981-02-17 Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress (The Simple Life), born in NYC, New York

Actress & Heiress Paris Hilton
Actress & Heiress
Paris Hilton
  • 1981-10-03 Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer (Sweden national team, Milan, Paris St. Germain), born in Malmö, Sweden
  • 1988-01-14 Jordy [Lemoine], French singer, youngest singer (4 years) to have a #1, born in Paris
  • 1988-08-21 Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1989-01-14 29-year-old Marie Claude Adam gives birth to sextuplets by Caesarean section in Port Royale, France

Person of interestEmma Watson

1990-04-15 Emma Watson, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series), born in Paris, France

Actress Emma Watson
Emma Watson
  • 2003-08-24 Alexandre Coste, Son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, born in Paris

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