Paris in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 615

  • 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

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1944-08-22 Adolf Hitler orders Paris to be destroyed [or 23rd]

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1944-08-23 General George Leclerc's troops advance towards Paris
  • 1944-08-24 General LeClerc's troops open assault on Paris

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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
  • 1945-12-19 Jean Giraudoux' "La Folle de Chaillot" premieres in Paris
  • 1946-05-01 The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy
  • 1946-06-03 1st bikini bathing suit displayed (Paris)
  • 1946-07-05 Louis Reard's design for a bikini swimsuit debuts at the Paris fashion show
  • 1946-11-08 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

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1947-02-06 Magnum Photos founded in Paris by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David Seymour

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Photojournalist
Robert Capa
Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • 1947-10-30 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
  • 1948-04-16 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris
  • 1948-06-12 "William Tell" French opera by Gioachino Rossini premieres in Salle Le Peletier, Paris

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1948-10-27 Albert Camus' "L'etat de Siege" premieres in Paris

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus

  • 1949-02-17 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy and Ede Kiraly of Hungary
  • 1949-02-17 Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
  • 1949-02-17 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button of the USA
  • 1949-12-15 Albert Camus' play "The Just Assassins" ("Les Justes") premieres in Paris
  • 1950-05-11 Eugene Ionesco's first play "La Cantatrice Chauve" (The Bald Soprano ) premieres in Paris
  • 1950-05-12 Darius Milhauds opera "Bolivar" premieres in Paris
  • 1950-06-04 Dutch cyclist Wim van Est wins Bordeaux-Paris (586 km in 17:25)
  • 1950-09-19 European Payment Union forms in Paris
  • 1950-09-30 1st congress of International Astronautical Federation opens in Paris
  • 1950-10-25 Jean Anouilh's "La Repetition, ou L'Amour Pani" premieres in Paris
  • 1951-05-15 Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum
  • 1951-08-26 Jongbloed in Paris demonstrates artificial heart
  • 1951-09-26 Prof Youngblood demonstrates artificial heart in Paris
  • 1952-01-10 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors" premieres in Paris

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1952-02-02 Hubert de Givenchy presents his first collection in Paris with Bettina Graziani opening the show

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy
  • 1952-02-29 Ice Dance Championship at Paris France won by Westwood & Demmy of Great Britain
  • 1952-02-29 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of West Germany
  • 1952-02-29 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of France
  • 1952-02-29 Dick Button leads an unprecedented American sweep when he wins World Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris; beats compatriots James Grogan and Hayes Alan Jenkins for his 5th straight world title

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1952-03-20 24th Academy Awards: "An American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win

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1953-01-05 Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot" premieres in Paris

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • 1954-05-10 Bolshoi Ballet does not appear in Paris

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1954-12-13 Elsa Schiaparelli's House of Schiaparelli at Place Vendôme in Paris closes

Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli
Fashion Designer
Elsa Schiaparelli
  • 1955-10-13 1st edition of L'express publishes in Paris
  • 1956-06-13 1st European Cup Final, Paris: Héctor Rial scores twice as Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 4-3 to claim inaugural title
  • 1957-04-04 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris
  • 1957-05-11 Gabriel Paris forms government of Colombia
  • 1958-02-15 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
  • 1958-02-15 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN
  • 1958-02-15 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA
  • 1958-02-15 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA
  • 1958-03-26 The African Regroupment Party (PRA) is launched at a meeting in Paris.
  • 1958-10-26 PanAm flies first transatlantic jet from New York to Paris
  • 1959-04-27 "Today" show goes abroard 1st time (Paris France)

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1959-09-02 US President Eisenhower arrives in Paris

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1959-10-28 Jean Genet's "Les Negres" premieres in Paris
  • 1960-02-27 Five Nations Rugby Championship is won jointly by England and France with the pivotal game a 3-3 draw between the teams at Stade Colombes, Paris
  • 1960-05-16 Big 4 summit in Paris collapses as USSR levels spy charges against US
  • 1960-05-18 Jean Genet's "Le Balcon" premieres in Paris
  • 1960-07-10 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1

TrainThe Orient Express

1961-05-28 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on the Orient Express (after 78 years)
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Poster advertising the Orient Express schedule
Poster advertising the Orient Express schedule
  • 1961-05-31 JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris
  • 1961-06-16 Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris
  • 1961-10-17 Battle of Paris-police kill 210 Algerians
  • 1962-02-08 In Paris, 8 people killed at a protest against independence for the French colony Algeria
  • 1962-04-14 France retains the Five Nations Rugby Championship with an 11-0 win over Ireland at Stade Colombes, Paris
  • 1962-06-03 Air France Boeing 707 crashes on takeoff from Paris, kills 130
  • 1962-06-14 The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris - later becoming the European Space Agency
  • 1964-10-20 Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
  • 1964-10-27 "Ben Franklin in Paris" opens at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 215 performances
  • 1965-03-20 Wales misses out on a 4th Grand Slam after losing to France, 22-13 at Stade Colombes, Paris despite winning the Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • 1968-03-22 Student riot in Nanterre near Paris
  • 1968-05-01 "Ben Franklin in Paris" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 215 performances
  • 1968-05-06 Street battle between students & troops in Paris, 1,000 injured
  • 1968-05-10 Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US and North Vietnam
  • 1968-05-11 Students & police battle in Paris, 100s injured
  • 1968-05-24 French President Charles de Gaulle proposes referendum & students set fire to Paris bourse
  • 1969-01-18 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • 1969-01-25 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
  • 1969-03-05 Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
  • 1970-04-18 France beats England, 35-13 at Stade Colombes, Paris to earn a share of the Five Nations Rugby Championship with Wales

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1971-03-11 Jim Morrison leaves for Paris to reorient himself emotionally and creatively and to avoid the jail sentence given to him in Miami. He will never return to the US.

Poet and Rocker Jim Morrison
Poet and Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1971-03-27 Wales clinches its 17th Five Nations Rugby Championship, 6th Grand Slam and 12th Triple Crown with a 9-5 win over France at Stade Colombes, Paris

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1971-12-12 Romanian tennis star Ilie Năstase finishes ATP Masters Grand Prix with a perfect 6-0 record to win the rich season ending event at the Coubertin Stadium, Paris

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 772

  • 1893-11-05 Raymond Loewy, French-American industrial designer, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • 1893-12-16 Vladimir Golschmann, conductor with Immortal Downbeat, born in Paris, France
  • 1894-04-23 George Renevant [Georges de Cheux], French actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X), born in Paris, France (d. 1969)
  • 1894-09-15 Jean Renoir, French film director (Madame Bovary, Nana, Grand Illusion) and actor (Rules of the Game), born in Paris (d. 1979)
  • 1894-10-30 Jean Rostand, French biologist and philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1977)
  • 1894-12-17 David Butler, American director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1894-12-24 Georges Guynemer, French WW I pilot, born in Paris, France (d. 1917)
  • 1895-03-28 Christian Herter, American Republican politician, 59th Governor of Massachusetts (1953-57) and US Secretary of State (1959-61), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • 1895-09-24 André F. Cournand, French physician and physiologist (Nobel 1956), born in Paris (d. 1988)
  • 1895-10-31 B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • 1895-11-07 Jacob Kaplan, French Grand Rabbi (1955-81), born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1896-03-10 Harry Krimer, French actor ( Napoleon, Les vagabonds magnifiques, La course du flambeau), born in Paris, France (d. 1991)
  • 1896-04-21 Henry de Montherlant, French novelist and stage author (La Reine Morte), born in Paris (d. 1972)
  • 1897-10-03 Louis Aragon, French poet and writer (Les Lettres françaises, Pour un réalisme socialiste), born in Paris, France (d. 1982)
  • 1897-12-23 Julien Carette, French actor (Sylvia & the Phantom), born in Paris, France (d. 1966)
  • 1898-04-12 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)
  • 1898-11-11 René Clair, French film director (I Married a Witch, It Happened Tomorrow), born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1898-12-13 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1964)
  • 1899-01-07 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • 1899-01-12 Pierre Bernac, French baritone, born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1899-05-24 Suzanne Lenglen, French tennis player (French C'ships 1925-26, Wimbledon 1919-23, 25), born in Paris, France (d. 1938)
  • 1899-11-16 Mary Margaret McBride, American radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1899-12-09 Jean de Brunhoff, French children's book author (Babar the Elephant), born in Paris (d. 1937)
  • 1899-12-31 Gaston Glass, American-French actor & producer, born in Paris, France (d. 1965)
  • 1900-01-05 Yves Tanguy, French surrealist painter, born in Paris, France (d. 1955)
  • 1900-02-21 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), born in Paris, Ile-de-France (d. 1994)
  • 1900-04-06 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • 1900-06-12 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1939)
  • 1900-09-06 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 1900-10-13 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1900-11-17 Marcel Dalio [Israel Moshe Blauschild], French actor (Sabrina, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Casablanca), born in Paris, France (d. 1983) date of birth disputed
  • 1900-11-25 Arthur Schwartz, American composer (I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans; That's Entertainment), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1901-03-19 Jo Mielziner, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman), born in Paris, France
  • 1901-04-13 Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and semanticist, born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1901-04-20 Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist, born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • 1901-09-16 Andree Joly Bunet, French pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1993)

Person of interestAndré Malraux

1901-11-03 André Malraux [Berger], French novelist and art historian (La Condition Humaine), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)

Novelist André Malraux
Novelist
André Malraux
  • 1902-04-03 Henri Garat, French actor and singer (Les dieux s'amusent, Congress Dances), born in Paris, France (d. 1959)
  • 1902-04-04 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (Lutin Sauvage), born in Verrières-le-Buisson, Essonne, Paris (d. 1969)
  • 1902-04-13 Philippe de Rothschild, French race-car driver and manager (Bordeaux Vineyard), born in Paris, France (d. 1988)
  • 1902-06-28 Pierre Brunet, French figure skater pair (Olympic gold 1928, 32), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1902-12-22 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, French WW II hero (liberator of Paris), born in Belloy-Saint-Léonard, France (d. 1947)
  • 1903-02-28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1903-05-08 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1971)
  • 1903-07-29 Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar, Vogue), born in Paris (d. 1989)
  • 1903-08-18 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), born in Paris (d. 1983)
  • 1903-08-19 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne, France (d. 1978)

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

1903-09-13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • 1904-01-18 Henri-Georges Adam, French engraver & sculptor (Grand Nude), born in Paris, France (d. 1967)
  • 1904-05-17 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1904-06-18 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France (d. 2003)
  • 1904-07-02 René Lacoste, French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1904-09-04 Christian-Jaque, French film director, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1904-12-06 Ève Curie, French author and daughter of Madame Curie, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • 1905-04-02 Serge Lifar, Russian-French dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1986)
  • 1905-04-08 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1905-04-26 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • 1905-06-21 Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist and publisher (Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2000)

Person of interestJean-Paul Sartre

1905-06-21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 1905-06-26 Jan Louis Guillaume Doornik, Dutch resistance fighter in France, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1905-08-08 André Jolivet, French composer (Jeune France, Mana), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)
  • 1905-10-26 George Flahiff, Canadian Cardinal, born in Paris, Ontario, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1905-12-22 Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), born in Paris, France (d. 1972)
  • 1906-03-25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1906-04-28 Pierre Boileau, French novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France (d. 1989)
  • 1906-05-06 André Weil, French mathematician (foundational work in number theory and algebraic geometry), born in Paris (d. 1998)

Person of interestJosephine Baker

1906-06-03 Josephine Baker, American dancer, Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • 1906-06-24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, American pianist, composer and actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1907-05-26 Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist, born in Paris (d. 2006)
  • 1907-07-14 Annabella [Suzanne G Charpentier], French actress (Dinner at Ritz), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1907-12-08 Tony Aubin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1981)

Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

1908-01-09 Simone de Beauvoir, French author & feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex), born in Paris, France (d. 1986)

  • 1908-01-26 Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, born in Paris, France (d. 1997)
  • 1908-04-29 Philippe Brun, French jazz trumpeter, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1908-08-13 Gene Raymond [Raymond Guion], American actor (Paris 7000, Love on a Bet, Fireside Theater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1909-02-03 Simone Weil, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WWII), born in Paris, France
  • 1909-04-29 Daniel Mayer, French journalist and resistance fighter, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1909-10-28 Claude Bourdet, French human rights activist and journalist, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1910-03-24 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1910-06-08 Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer, born in Paris (d. 2003)
  • 1910-09-20 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1910-12-19 Jean Genet, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks), born in Paris, France
  • 1911-01-05 Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor (Lili, Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1911-04-10 Maurice Schumann, French Minister of Foreign Affairs (1969-73), born in Paris (d. 1998)
  • 1911-04-27 Georges Dargaud, French publisher (Astérix, Tintin), born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • 1911-05-05 Gilles Grangier, French film director (Archimède le clochard), born in Paris (d. 1996)

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

1911-07-05 Georges Pompidou, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), born in Paris, France (d. 1974)

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • 1911-10-14 Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), born in Nam Định Province, French Indochina (d. 1990)
  • 1911-12-25 Louise Bourgeois, French American artist (Femme Maison), born in Paris, France (d, 2010)
  • 1912-01-15 Michel Debré, French politician, born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1912-05-29 Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], history teacher and French resistance member, born in Paris, France (d. 2007)

Person of interestGene Kelly

1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • 1912-09-13 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), born in South Paris, Maine (d. 1982)
  • 1912-11-04 Pauline Trigère, French-American fashion designer (Bell Bottoms), born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • 1913-03-18 Rene Clement, director/writer (Is Paris Burning), born in Bordeaux, France
  • 1913-04-11 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (for Jackie Kennedy), born in Paris, France (d. 2006)
  • 1914-04-25 Claude Mauriac, French writer (Le Temps immobile), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1914-07-31 Raymond Aubrac, French resistance leader, born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1914-09-08 Dimitrios I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (1973-91), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1991)

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