Paris in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 556

  • 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 bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show

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1946-11-08 Jean-Paul Sartre's "La Putain Respecteuse" premieres in Paris

  • 1947-10-30 Darius Milhauds 3rd Symphony "Hymnus Ambrosianus," premieres in Paris
  • 1948-04-16 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris

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

Author Albert Camus
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
  • 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 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button of USA

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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: Real Madrid beats Stade Reims 4-3 at Paris
  • 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
  • 1960-05-16 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: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beat Yugoslavia 2-1 in Paris
  • 1961-05-28 Last trip (Paris to Bucharest) on Orient Express (after 78 years)

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1961-05-31 JFK visits Charles de Gaulle in Paris

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 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

  • 1962-06-03 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
  • 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
  • 1973-01-08 Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • 1973-02-04 An International inspection team is sent to Vietnam to observe progress on the Paris truce agreement
  • 1973-06-03 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • 1973-07-11 Brazilian Boeing 707 crashes near Paris, 122 killed
  • 1973-09-26 Concorde makes its first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic (Washington, D.C. to Paris) in record-breaking time (3h33m).
  • 1974-02-26 Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
  • 1974-03-03 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes in the Ermenonville Forest outside Paris, killing all 346 people onboard
  • 1974-03-08 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
  • 1974-04-03 Gold hits record $197 an ounce in Paris
  • 1974-11-15 International Energy Agency formed in Paris within OECD framework in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis
  • 1975-01-19 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
  • 1975-04-07 Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries
  • 1975-05-28 19th European Cup: Bayern Munich beats Leeds United 2-0 at Paris
  • 1975-10-24 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
  • 1976-05-24 In the Judgment of Paris, wine testers rate wines from California higher than their French counterparts, challenging the notion of France being the foremost producer of the world's best wines
  • 1977-01-12 Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
  • 1977-01-23 $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
  • 1977-02-06 Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
  • 1977-03-20 Parisians elect former PM Jacques Chirac as 1st mayor in a century
  • 1978-01-23 Belgian industrial Haron Empain kidnapped in Paris
  • 1978-04-22 23rd Eurovision Song Contest: Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta for Israel wins singing "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" in Paris
  • 1978-05-20 3 PFLP members kill a police officer near El Al airlines in Orly Airport, Paris
  • 1978-07-31 Gunman shoots his way into Iraqi Embassy in Paris
  • 1978-08-01 Commandos occupy Iraqi embassy in Paris, 1 dead
  • 1979-10-15 Chinese premier Hwa Kwofeng visits Paris
  • 1980-09-18 'Les Miserables' opens at Palais des Sports, Paris
  • 1980-10-03 4 dies in attack on synagogue in Paris
  • 1981-05-27 25th European Cup: Liverpool beats Real Madrid 1-0 at Paris
  • 1981-07-29 Former Iranian president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • 1981-10-22 The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated.
  • 1983-04-10 Hennie Kuiper (Neth) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race
  • 1984-06-27 UEFA European Championship Final: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain 2-0 in Paris
  • 1985-01-25 "Black & Blue" premieres in Paris
  • 1985-04-30 "Shoah", French documentary about the Holocaust, directed by Claude Lanzmann, starring Richard Glazar and Raul Hilberg, premieres in Paris
  • 1985-10-02 Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)
  • 1986-09-14 Bomb attack in Paris, 2 killed

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