Paris in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 575

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

Film tv awardsFilm 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: 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)
  • 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
  • 1962-06-03 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

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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
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 536

  • 1929-04-23 George Steiner, French-American literary critic and educator, born in Paris
  • 1929-05-02 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • 1929-07-27 Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris
  • 1929-09-07 Gil Wolman, French artist, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • 1929-10-26 Georgette Amowitz, French choreographer and educator, born in Paris
  • 1929-12-09 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1929-12-21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1930-04-17 Genevieve, singer (Jack Paar Show, Scruples), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-04-29 Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1930-05-22 Marisol (Maria Sol) Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • 1930-05-25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1930-08-23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1930-10-15 Phillipe Leroy, French actor (Night Porter, Leonardo da Vinci), born in Paris, France
  • 1930-10-23 Gérard Blain, French director and actor (The Friends, Hatari), born in Paris, France (d. 2000)
  • 1931-01-14 Caterina Valente, Italian singer, dancer, and actress (Bon soir, Kathrin!, The Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • 1931-05-24 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), born in Paris, France
  • 1931-10-25 Annie Girardot, French actress (Three Rooms in Manhattan, Gypsy, Jacko & Lise), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • 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
  • 1932-04-27 Anouk Aimée, French actress (A Man and A Woman), born in Paris
  • 1932-07-11 Alex Hassilev, actor and musician (Limeliters), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-10-13 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1932-10-24 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate (1991), born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • 1932-10-27 Jean-Pierre Cassel, actor (Trout), born in Paris, France
  • 1932-11-28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • 1933-01-29 Sacha Distel, French singer (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head cover), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1933-02-26 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France

Person of interestPhilippe de Broca

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

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • 1933-04-09 Jean-Paul Belmondo, French actor (Casino Royale, Magnifique), born in Paris, France
  • 1933-08-18 Roman Polanski, Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 1934-07-25 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter (My New Partner), born in Paris

Person of interestBrigitte Bardot

1934-09-28 Brigitte Bardot, French actress, model, animal activist and sex kitten (And God Created Women), born in Paris, France

Actress and Model Brigitte Bardot
Actress and Model
Brigitte Bardot
  • 1935-06-06 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1935-06-27 Laurent Terzieff, French actor (Head Over Heels, Milky Way), born in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France (d. 2010)
  • 1936-05-16 Philippe de Montebello, art exhibitionist (Treasures of Tut), born in Paris, France
  • 1936-06-15 Claude Brasseur, actor (Josepha, Pardon Mon Affair), born in Paris, France
  • 1937-01-12 Marie Dubois, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • 1938-02-27 Pascale Petit, French actress (Code Name: Jaguar, End of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • 1938-07-30 Hervé de Charette, French politician, born in Paris
  • 1939-03-14 Bertrand Blier, novelist/director (Going Places), born in Paris, France
  • 1939-03-29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, born in Paris (d. 2008).
  • 1939-12-06 Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
  • 1940-06-11 Joey Dee, American singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-10-19 Michael Gambon, English actor (Singing Detective, Paris at Night)
  • 1941-01-16 Richard Bohringer, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France

Person of interestBernardo Bertolucci

1941-03-16 Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian director (Last Tango in Paris, The Last Emperor), born in Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (d. 2018)

Director and Screenwriter Bernardo Bertolucci
Director and Screenwriter
Bernardo Bertolucci
  • 1941-04-23 Jacqueline Boyer, French singer (Tom Pillibi), born in Paris
  • 1941-07-13 Jacques Perrin, actress (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-01-05 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-04-26 Claudine Auger, Miss France (1958)/actress (Thunderball), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-04-27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943-06-15 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France," born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1943-08-30 Jean-Claude Killy, French alpine skier (Olympic-3 golds-1968), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-10-22 Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 1944-10-06 Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
  • 1945-06-27 Catherine Lacoste, French golfer (US Women's Open 1967), born in Paris, France
  • 1945-07-10 Jean-Marie Poiré, French film director, born in Paris
  • 1945-09-13 Alain Louvier, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1945-10-12 Aurore Clément, French actress (Paris, Texas), born in Soissons, Aisne
  • 1947-10-09 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1947-11-25 Jonathan Kaplan, director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-03-11 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-04-21 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-10-08 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-03-02 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic ], French singer, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-01 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-19 Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], actress (Immoral Tales), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • 1950-02-22 Miou-Miou [Sylvette Herry], actress (Dog Day, My Other Husband), born in Paris, France
  • 1950-03-23 Corrine Clery, actress (Moonraker, Yor), born in Paris, France
  • 1950-04-19 Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brussel '74)
  • 1952-03-27 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • 1952-04-02 Thierry Le Luron, French humorist, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • 1952-12-26 Andre-Michel Schub, French pianist (Van Cliburn-1981), born in Paris, France
  • 1953-01-03 Angelo Parisi, French heavyweight judo (Olympic gold 1980)
  • 1953-03-16 Isabelle Huppert, French actress (The Piano Teacher), born in Paris
  • 1953-08-16 Kathie Lee Gifford, Paris Fla, hostess (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee)
  • 1954-01-01 Fr David, rocker, born in Paris, France
  • 1954-01-28 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France

Person of interestNicolas Sarkozy

1955-01-28 Nicolas Sarkozy, 23rd President of France (2007-12), born in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 1955-04-05 Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress (Jefferson in Paris), born in Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France
  • 1955-06-27 Isabelle Adjani, French actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • 1955-10-07 Yo-Yo Ma, world famous cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France

Person of interestChristine Lagarde

1956-01-01 Christine Lagarde, French lawyer and politician, 1st female head of the IMF, born in Paris

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde
  • 1957-06-15 Clio Goldsmith, actress (Gift, Heat of Desire), born in Paris, France
  • 1957-08-18 Carole Bouquest, actress (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Paris, France

Person of interestKeith Haring

1958-05-04 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1959-03-13 Kathy Hilton, American socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nikki Hilton and Paris Hilton, born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-03-14 Patrick Dupond, dancer (La Bayadere), born in Paris, France
  • 1959-12-14 Bob Paris, Canadian-American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate, born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 1960-05-16 Anne Parillaud, actress (Subway, Nikita, Innocent Blood), born in Paris, France
  • 1960-07-12 Corynne Charby [Corinne Charbit], French model, actress and pop singer, born in Paris, France
  • 1960-08-12 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • 1961-08-23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France
  • 1962-05-22 Andrew Donald Magee, PGA golfer (1988 Pensacola Open), born in Paris, France
  • 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

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