Paris in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 575 of 575

  • 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
  • 1986-09-15 Bomb attack in Paris, 1 dead
  • 1986-09-17 Bomb attack in Paris, 6 killed
  • 1986-12-01 Musée d'Orsay opens in Paris

  • 1989-01-07 International Conference on Limitation of Chemical Weapons opens in Paris
  • 1989-01-14 29 year old French woman gives birth to sextuplets in Paris
  • 1989-03-19 Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by M Klimova & S Ponomarenko (USSR)
  • 1989-03-19 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by E Gordeeva & S Grinkov (USSR)
  • 1989-03-19 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN)
  • 1989-03-19 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Midori Ito (Japan)
  • 1989-03-29 I M Pei's pyramidal entrance to the Louvre opens in Paris
  • 1989-09-06 Police computer accuses 41,000 Parisians of murder/prostitution
  • 1991-10-23 "Les Miserables" opens at Mogador Theatre, Paris
  • 1992-04-12 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • 1992-07-20 Round World Air Race begins in Paris
  • 1995-05-10 Real Zaragoza of Spain win 35th European Cup Winner's Cup against Arsenal of England 2-1 in Paris
  • 1995-07-25 A gas bottle explodes in Saint Michel station of line B of the RER (Paris regional train network). Eight are killed and 80 wounded.
  • 1995-12-14 Yugoslav Wars: The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in former Yugoslavia
  • 1996-07-17 Paris-bound flight TWA 800, explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 on board the Boeing 747
  • 1997-07-22 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris

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1997-08-31 Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1997-12-12 Carlos the Jackal, "professional revolutionary", goes on trial in Paris
  • 2000-07-25 Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground.

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2002-07-24 On 200th anniversary of his birth French author Alexandre Dumas' ('The Three Musketeers') ashes are interred in the Panthéon in Paris in a televised ceremony

  • 2002-11-06 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 2002-12-01 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 2003-08-11 A heat wave in Paris results in temperatures rising to 112°F (44° C), leaving about 144 people dead.
  • 2004-05-23 Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.
  • 2004-11-21 The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.

  • 2004-11-27 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2005-07-06 IOC awards London the right to host the Games of the XXX Olympiad in 2012 with a vote of 54 to 50 over Paris on the fourth and final ballot.
  • 2005-10-27 Riots begin in Paris after the deaths of two Muslim teenagers.
  • 2009-06-01 Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • 2011-02-25 French fashion house Christian Dior suspends its chief designer John Galliano after he is arrested for an anti-semitic verbal attack in Paris
  • 2011-09-08 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • 2013-02-04 Paris, France annuls 213 year old law banning women from wearing trousers
  • 2013-05-12 Paris Saint-Germain win the Ligue 1 French football title
  • 2013-07-12 8 people are killed after a commuter train derails in Paris
  • 2014-05-16 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. & Manchester City F.C. are each fined €60 million for breaching Fair Play Regulations
  • 2014-12-07 Mayor of Paris calls for diesel cars to be banned from the French Capital by 2020, in order to reduce pollution

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2015-01-07 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

  • 2015-05-29 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris

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2015-08-13 US Government formally returns to France Picasso's painting La Coiffeuse, stolen from Paris' National Museum of Modern Art in 2001

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • 2015-08-21 Terrorist attack on train between Amsterdam and Paris thwarted by 4 passengers overpowering gunman
  • 2015-11-13 Terror attacks in Paris at 3 locations leave at least 129 dead. Isis claim responsibility.
  • 2015-11-15 France launches air strikes on Isis stronghold Raqqa in Syria in wake of terror attack on Paris
  • 2015-11-18 French police raid terrorist cell in Saint Denis, killing 2 including the leader of the Paris terror attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud
  • 2015-11-30 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP21 begins in Paris
  • 2015-12-12 COP21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels
  • 2016-02-12 Fiji becomes the first country to ratify the UN climate deal (signed Paris, December 2015)
  • 2016-04-22 Paris Agreement on climate change signed in New York binding 195 nations to an increase in the global average temperature to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C
  • 2016-05-19 EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo
  • 2016-06-03 A week of heavy rains in Germany and France leave 10 dead and closing Paris museums along the Seine, including the Louve

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2016-10-02 Kim Kardashian is robbed at gunpoint of $10 million worth of jewelry in her hotel in Paris

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • 2016-11-04 Paris Agreement on climate change becomes effective
  • 2017-04-20 Terrorist attack on police van on Champs Élysées, Paris 1 police officer killed, 2 injured

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2017-06-01 US President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2017-07-13 US President Donald Trump arrives in Paris for a 2-day visit with French President Emmanuel Macron

President of France Emmanuel Macron
President of France
Emmanuel Macron
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017-09-13 International Olympic Committee announces Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) will host the Olympic games
  • 2017-12-09 Funeral for French rock star Johnny Hallyday draws hundreds of thousands onto Paris streets
  • 2018-03-01 Parisian designer Riccardo Tisci is named the new designer of British brand Burberry after the exit of Christopher Bailey
  • 2018-05-01 Violent May Day protests in Paris by far-left Black Blocs group result in 200 arrests

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2018-07-12 "Misson: Impossible - Fallout", directed by Christopher McQuarrie and starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson, premieres in Paris

Actor Tom Cruise
Actor
Tom Cruise
Actor and Comedian Simon Pegg
Actor and Comedian
Simon Pegg

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 536 of 536

  • 1965-02-08 Mathilda May, actress (Lifeforce), born in Paris, France
  • 1965-02-23 Sylvie Guillem, French ballerina (Royal Ballet), 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
  • 1966-05-14 Fab Morvan, French singer-songwriter and dancer (Milli Vanilli with Rob Pilatus), born in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 1967-11-07 David Guetta, French songwriter, DJ and record producer (One Love, When Love Takes Over), 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
  • 1978-02-15 Tuan Le, Vietnamese-US poker player, born in Paris, France
  • 1978-04-27 Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress (Erotas), born in Paris
  • 1978-08-07 Alexandre Aja, French director, born in Paris, France
  • 1978-12-11 Celine Sciamma, French film director (Tomboy), born in Paris, France
  • 1980-06-26 Sinik [Thomas Idir], French singer and rapper (Six o Nine (6-0-9)), born in Paris
  • 1980-07-06 Eva Green, French actress and model (Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale), born in Paris, France

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
  • 1981-11-22 Shangela [D.J. Pierce], American drag queen, comedian, actor, dancer, and TV personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Paris, Texas
  • 1982-04-16 Boris Diaw, French basketball player, born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, France
  • 1984-10-02 John Morris, American voice actor (Toy Story), born in Paris, Texas
  • 1985-07-01 Lea Seydoux. French actress (Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Spectre), born in Paris, France
  • 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
Actress
Emma Watson
  • 1993-01-11 Flora Cross, French-American actress, born in Paris, France
  • 1998-12-20 Kylian Mbappé, French soccer forward (France, PSG, Monaco), born in Paris, France
  • 2003-08-24 Alexandre Coste, Son of Albert II, Prince of Monaco, born in Paris

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths