Paris in History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 607

  • 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

Election of Interest

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 die in attack on a 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.
  • 1982-03-20 France beats Ireland, 22-9 at the Parc des Princes, Paris but the Irish take the Five Nations Rugby Championship with a 3-1 record and also their 5th Triple Crown
  • 1983-04-10 Hennie Kuiper (Neth) wins Paris-Roubaix cycle race

Sports History

1984-06-27 UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Michel Platini & Bruno Bellone score as France beats Spain, 2-0

  • 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

Historic Event

1985-10-02 Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)

Sports History

1986-11-02 German tennis star Boris Becker wins his third tournament in 3 weeks in different continents; beats Sergio Casal of Spain 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 in the final of the Paris Open after victories in Japan and Australia

  • 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 World Championship at Paris won by Ekaterina Gordeeva & Sergei Grinkov (USSR)

Sports History

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)
  • 1989-07-14 Jessye Norman sings French national anthem, La Marseillaise at the Place de la Concorde, Paris, to celebrate 200th anniversary of the French Revolution
  • 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
  • 1993-03-20 France beats Wales, 26-10 at Parc des Princes, Paris for it's 10th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship
  • 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.

Dayton Agreement

1995-12-14 The Dayton Agreement is signed in Paris by leaders of various governments ending the conflict in the former Yugoslavia including Slobodan Milošević, Alija Izetbegović, Franjo Tuđman and Bill Clinton

  • 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
  • 1997-03-15 France beats Scotland, 47-20 at Parc des Princes, Paris to claim an 11th outright Five Nations Rugby Championship and 5th Triple Crown; fly-half Christophe Lamaison lands 6 penalties and 3 conversions
  • 1997-07-22 Fire breaks out at Palais de Chaillot in Paris

Historic Event

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

  • 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.

Film & TV History

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 Davis Cup Tennis, Paris: Mikhail Youzhny beats Paul-Henri Mathieu 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Russia 3-2 win over France; only time in event history that a 2-set deficit turned around in a live 5th rubber of a Final
  • 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.

Federation Cup

2005-09-18 Federation Cup Women's Tennis, Paris, France: Russian pair Elena Dementieva & Dinara Safina win deciding doubles rubber 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo & Mary Pierce of France; clinches Russia's 2nd consecutive title, 3-2

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Film Premiere

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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)
  • 2016-03-19 England beats France 31-21 at Stade de France, Paris to claim Six Nations Rugby Championship; secure their first Grand Slam since 2003; Owen Farrell with 7 goals, England's 2nd-highest points scorer behind Jonny Wilkinson
  • 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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

Agreement of Interest

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

  • 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

Film Premiere

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

End of World War I

2018-11-11 On centenary of WWI Armistice Day French President Macron urges world to reject Nationalism in speech to under Arc de Triomphe in Paris

  • 2018-11-16 The kilogram is refined by abstract constants replacing the Le Grand K, along with the ampere (electrical current) and kelvin (temperature) at a conference in Paris
  • 2018-12-01 Violent demonstrations in Paris, France, by yellow-vest movement with 36,000 protesting nationwide

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 771

  • 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)
  • 1915-12-17 André Claveau, French pop singer and actor (Dors, mon amour), born in Paris; (d. 2003)

Edith Piaf

1915-12-19 Édith Piaf [Édith Giovanna Gassion], French chanteuse (Little Sparrow, Le Vie En Rose), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)

  • 1916-12-31 Suzy Delair, French actress (The Murderer Lives at Number 21; Utopia; White Paws), and singer, born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • 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, French 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)
  • 1920-04-17 Genevieve [Ginette Auger], French actress and singer (The Jack Paar Show), born in Paris, France (d. 2004)
  • 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 concert cellist and educator (Yale School of Music, 1958-2018), born in Natal, Brazil (d. 2018)
  • 1920-10-24 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician, born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 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 (d. 2020)
  • 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 Marcel Mouloudji, French singer, born in Paris (d. 1994)
  • 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 "Zizi" Jeanmaire, French dancer and actress (Carmen; Hans Christian Andersen), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • 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; She; 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 (d. 2010)
  • 1924-12-19 Michel Tournier, French writer (Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1925-01-18 Gilles Deleuze, French philosopher (Difference and Repetition), born in Paris, France (d. 1995)
  • 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 (Happy Days) and actor (Dick Van Dyke Show-Jerry), 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, France (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 (Pandora's Box), born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1926-08-05 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • 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
  • 1926-10-09 Danièle Delorme [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • 1926-12-24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director, born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
  • 1927-08-07 Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, American actor (Our Gang; Beginner's Luck; General Spanky), born in Paris, Illinois (d. 1959)
  • 1927-09-07 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1927-11-24 Agustín Edwards, Chilean media tycoon (El Mercurio), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1927-12-09 Pierre Henry, French composer (considered pioneer of musique concrète), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1927-12-13 Geneviève Page [Bonjean], French actress (Madame Anais-Belle de Jour, Day & the Hour), born in Paris, France
  • 1928-01-23 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1928-04-02 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1928-04-19 Alexis Korner, British blues musician (Blues Inc - "Bootleg Him"), born in Paris, France (d. 1984)
  • 1928-07-10 Bernard Buffet, French painter (Expressionism), born in Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1928-07-26 Elliott Erwitt [Elio Romano], French-American photographer (Gimme Shelter), born in Paris, France
  • 1928-08-03 Cécile Aubry, French actress (The Black Rose), author (Belle et Sébastien), television screenwriter and director, born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 1928-12-31 Siné [Maurice Sinet], French cartoonist, born in Paris, France (d. 2016)
  • 1929-01-14 Aleksander Petrovic, French-born Serbian & Yugloslav film director, born in Paris, France (d. 1994)
  • 1929-04-23 George Steiner, French-American literary critic and educator, born in Paris (d. 2020)
  • 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, France (d. 2008)
  • 1929-12-09 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1929-12-21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer & teacher, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 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, France (d. 2016)
  • 1930-08-23 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), born in Courbevoie, Paris (d. 2016)

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