Paris in History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 606

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

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
  • 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).

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 676

  • 1906-06-24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, American 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1912-09-13 Reta Shaw, American actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir, Mary Poppins, Picnic), born in South Paris, Maine (d. 1982)
  • 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, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)
  • 1914-12-04 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), born in Paris, France (d. 1993)
  • 1915-03-15 David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
  • 1915-09-29 Brenda Marshall [Ardis Ankerson], American actress (The Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark), born in Island of Negros, Philippines (d. 1992)

Person of interestEdith Piaf

1915-12-19 Édith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], chanteuse (Little Sparrow), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1916-12-31 Suzy Delair, French actress and singer (The Murderer Lives at Number 21, Utopia, White Paws), born in Paris, France
  • 1917-04-22 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1917-09-11 Daniel Wildenstein, French art dealer and racehorse owner, born in Paris (d. 2001)
  • 1917-10-20 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (A Cop), born in Paris, France
  • 1917-11-22 Bridget Bate Tichenor (born Bridget Pamela Arkwright Bate), Mexican surrealist painter, born in Paris, France
  • 1918-01-28 Suzanne Flon, French actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge), born in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, Seine (d. 2005)
  • 1918-04-11 Jean-Claude Servan-Schreiber, French journalist, born in Paris
  • 1918-04-17 Anne Shirley [Dawn Evelyeen Paris], British actress (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Murder My Sweet), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1918-04-23 Maurice Druon, French writer and journalist (Prix Goncourt), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1918-04-25 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • 1918-05-18 Massimo Girotti, Italian actor (Last Tango in Paris, In the Name of the Law), born in Mogliano, Marche, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1918-10-10 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1919-04-12 Maurice Girodias, French publisher and founder (Olympia Press), born in Paris (d. 1990)
  • 1919-04-13 Roland Gaucher, French journalist, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • 1919-09-09 Jacques Marin, French character actor (The Vintage, Charade), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1919-10-12 Andre Casanova, composer, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1919-11-10 François Périer [Pillu], French actor (Gervaise, Fantasia, Les Mains Sales), born in Paris, France (d. 2002)
  • 1920-01-22 George Breakston, French-American producer, actor and director (Jungle Stampede, It Happened One Night), born in Paris, France (d. 1973)
  • 1920-04-04 Éric Rohmer [Maurice Schérer], French director, journalist and teacher (My Night at Maud's, Claire's Knee, Le rayon vert), born in Tulle, Corrèze, France (d. 2010)
  • 1920-04-13 Claude Cheysson, French politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Paris (d. 2012)
  • 1920-05-16 Dave Philley, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1920-09-30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1921-04-20 Janine Sutto, French-Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1921-06-21 Jean de Broglie, French politician, born in Paris (d. 1976)
  • 1921-06-26 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent, born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • 1922-03-27 Stefan Wul, French sci-fi author (The Temple of the Past), born in Paris (d. 2003)
  • 1922-04-11 Antoine Blondin, French writer (L'Europe buissonnière), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1922-04-13 Jean Topart, French voice and film actor regarded as "one of the inimitable voices of French cinema" (Fantastic Planet), born in Paris, France (d. 2012)
  • 1922-05-03 Marina Svetlova, American ballerina and choreographer (Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo), born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1922-07-02 Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer, born in San Biagio di Callalta, Italy
  • 1922-07-03 François Reichenbach, French director (La douceur du Village), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • 1922-08-22 Micheline Presle [Chassagne], French actress (Nea, Donkey Skin), born in Paris, France
  • 1922-09-07 Lucien Jarraud, Canadian radio host, born in Paris (d. 2007)
  • 1922-09-16 Guy Hamilton, British director (Goldfinger), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1922-10-21 Liliane de Bettencourt, French heir to L'Oreal and richest woman in the world from 2016, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1923-02-06 Maurice Le Roux, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1992)
  • 1923-09-08 Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1923-09-11 Betsy Drake, French-born American actress and writer (Every Girl Should be Married), born in Paris, France (d. 2015)
  • 1923-09-13 Édouard Boubat, French photographer, born in Montmartre, Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1923-09-18 Queen Anne of Romania [Princess Anne of Bourbon-Parma], wife of Michael I King of Romania, born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-20 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1924-04-29 Renée Jeanmaire, dancer (Hans Christian Anderson), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-05-07 Albert Band, American film director, born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • 1924-05-22 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1924-05-22 Claude André François Ballif, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2004)
  • 1924-06-06 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1924-06-21 Jean Laplanche, French psychoanalytic thinker, born in Paris (d. 2012)
  • 1924-07-09 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • 1924-08-01 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 1924-10-10 Ludmilla Tchérina, French prima ballerina, artist, actress, choreographer and author (Sins of Rome), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 1924-10-27 Alain Bombard, French Biologist, Physician, and Politician who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in a small boat to test his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive without provisions, born in Paris, France
  • 1924-11-12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France
  • 1924-12-19 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1925-04-30 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1925-07-25 Jerry Paris, American director and actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1986)
  • 1925-08-30 Laurent de Brunhoff, French writer and illustrator (Babar the Elephant), born in Paris
  • 1925-09-08 Denise Darcel, French actress (Dangerous When Wet), born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • 1925-12-07 Hernando da Silva Ramos, French-Brazilian racing driver, born in Paris
  • 1925-12-27 Michel Piccoli, actor (Topaz, Peril, May Fools), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-01-24 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1926-03-01 Robert Clary [Widerman], French-American actor, published author, artist and lecturer (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-04-10 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1926-08-05 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris

Person of interestRené Goscinny

1926-08-14 René Goscinny, French cartoonist (Asterix), born in Paris, France (d. 1977)

Author and Cartoonist René Goscinny
Author and Cartoonist
René Goscinny
  • 1926-08-17 Jean Poiret [Jean-Gustave Poiré], French actor, director, and screenwriter (La Cage Aux Folles), born in Paris, France (d. 1992)
  • 1926-08-22 Marc Bohan, French fashion designer, born in Paris

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