Paris in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 607 of 607

  • 2018-12-15 Diplomats from 200 countries agree to a set of rules to implement the UN Paris Climate Agreement in Katowice, Poland

Notre Dame on Fire

2019-04-15 Paris cathedral Notre Dame catches fire, toppling its spire and destroying its roof

Historic Event

2019-05-15 Five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron

  • 2019-07-25 High temperature records set across Europe just one day after previous records set, Paris 42.6C (108.7F), Germany 42.6C (108.6F), Netherlands 40.7C (105.2F), Belgium 40.6C (105.2F)
  • 2019-10-17 The 'Blob', mysterious yellow slime organism (physarum polycephalum) with 720 sexes, moves and can solve problems to go on display at the Paris Zoological Park
  • 2019-11-13 Rediscovered painting "Lucretia" by female baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi sells for $4.1 million at auction in Paris

Historic Event

2019-11-18 Book written by Charlotte Bronte aged 14 for her toy soldiers bought by the Bronte Society for €600,000 at auction in Paris


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 771

  • 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)

Jean-Luc GodardJean-Luc Godard (1930-2022)

1930-12-03 French director (Alphaville; Hail Mary; Breathless), born in Paris, France

  • 1931-01-14 Caterina Valente, Italian singer, dancer, and actress (Bon soir, Kathrin!, The Entertainers), born in Paris, France
  • 1931-05-16 Lowell P Weicker, American politician (Sen-R-CT, (1971-88), Governor of Connecticut), born in Paris, France
  • 1931-05-24 Michael Lonsdale, French actor (The Day of the Jackal, Moonraker), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • 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, French director (Jules & Jim, Fahrenheit 451), born in Paris, France (d. 1984)
  • 1932-02-19 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, French opera director (Carmina Burana), born in Paris, France (d. 1988)
  • 1932-02-24 Michel Legrand, French composer and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), born in Paris, France (d. 2019)
  • 1932-04-27 Anouk Aimée, French actress (A Man and A Woman), born in Paris
  • 1932-07-11 Alex Hassilev, American actor and folk musician (The 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, French actor (Trout), born in Paris, France (d. 2007)
  • 1932-11-28 Gato Barbieri, Latin jazz musician (Last Tango in Paris), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2016)

Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac (1932-2019)

1932-11-29 President of France (1995-2007) and Prime Minister of France (1974-76, 1986-88), born in Paris, France

  • 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

Philippe de BrocaPhilippe de Broca (1933-2004)

1933-03-15 French film director (Le Bossu), born in Paris, France

Jean-Paul BelmondoJean-Paul Belmondo (1933-2021)

1933-04-09 French actor (Breathless; Casino Royale; Magnifique), born in Paris, France

  • 1933-05-24 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Paris (d. 2015)

Roman PolanskiRoman Polanski (89 years old)

1933-08-18 Polish-French film director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates), born in Paris, France

  • 1933-10-18 Jacques Charpentier, French organist and composer (72 études karnatiques), born in Paris (d. 2017)
  • 1934-02-27 Vincent Fourcade, French interior designer, born in Paris, France (d. 1992)
  • 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
  • 1934-07-01 Claude Berri, French actor, director and screenwriter, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • 1934-07-25 Claude Zidi, French film director and screenwriter (My New Partner), born in Paris
  • 1934-09-14 Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, born in Paris (d. 1994)

Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot (88 years old)

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

  • 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)
  • 1935-12-07 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris, France
  • 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
  • 1936-12-11 Hans van den Broek, Dutch politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Paris
  • 1937-01-12 Marie Dubois, French actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
  • 1937-10-30 Claude Lelouch, French movie director (A Man & A Woman, Cat & Mouse, Bolero), born in Paris
  • 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, French novelist and 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 [DiNicola] American singer (The Starliters - "Peppermint Twist"), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Michael GambonMichael Gambon (82 years old)

1940-10-19 Irish-English actor (The Singing Detective, Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter film series), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1941-01-16 Richard Bohringer, French actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France

Bernardo BertolucciBernardo Bertolucci (1941-2018)

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

  • 1941-04-23 Jacqueline Boyer [Eliane Ducos], French pop singer ("Tom Pillibi"), born in Paris
  • 1941-07-13 Jacques Perrin, French actor (Cinema Paradiso, 317th Platoon) and filmmaker, born in Paris, France
  • 1942-01-05 Dany Sava [Danielle Savalle], French actress (Moon Pilot), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-04-26 Claudine Auger, French actress (Thunderball) and Miss France (1958), born in Paris, France
  • 1942-10-01 Jean-Pierre Joubille, French auto racer (European F2 champion 1976), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-04-23 Hervé Villechaize, French-American actor (Fantasy Island - Ze plane! Ze plane!), born in Paris (d. 1993)
  • 1943-04-27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943-04-28 Jacques Dutronc, French singer (Il est cinq heures, Paris s'éveille), born in Paris, France
  • 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 (3 Olympic gold 1968), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-10-22 Catherine Deneuve [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-01-17 Françoise Hardy, French pop singer, born in Paris, France
  • 1944-03-21 Marie-Christine Barrault, actress (Stardust Memories), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-05-05 Jean-Pierre Léaud, French actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-10-06 Merzak Allouache, director (Salut Cousin, Amour a Paris)
  • 1944-10-28 Coluche [Michel Colucci] French comedian (My Best Friend's Girl), born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • 1945-03-28 Johnny Famechon, Australian boxer (WBC featherweight champion 1969-70), born in Paris, France (d. 2022)
  • 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
  • 1945-08-07 Patrice Mestral, French composer, born in Paris, France
  • 1945-09-13 Alain Louvier, French contemporary classical composer, born in Paris, France
  • 1945-10-12 Aurore Clément, French actress (Paris, Texas), born in Soissons, Aisne
  • 1945-10-13 Christophe [Daniel Bevilacqua], French singer (Aline), born in Juvisy-sur-Orge, Paris
  • 1946-04-21 Claire Denis, French film director (Chocolat, Beau Travail), born in Paris, France
  • 1946-10-08 Jean-Jacques Beineix, French film director (Betty Blue, Diva), born in Paris, France
  • 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, French film director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-01-17 Anne Queffélec, French concert pianist, born in Paris, France
  • 1948-03-11 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-10-08 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-10-10 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • 1948-11-16 Aline Issermann, French director (Amant Magnifiquew), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-01-18 Philippe Starck, French designer, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-03-02 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic], French rock singer-songwriter, and piano player, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-01 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-19 Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish businesswoman and jewelry designer (Tiffany & Co.), born in Vallauris, France
  • 1949-04-24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter ("Amoureuse"), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France, France
  • 1950-02-22 Miou-Miou [Sylvette Herry], French 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 road racing cyclist (Paris-Brussel 1974), born in Avelgem, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • 1951-11-01 Fabrice Luchini, French stage and film actor (Courted), born in Paris
  • 1951-12-20 Gilbert Montagné, French pop piano player and singer ("The Fool"), born in Paris, France
  • 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)
  • 1952-12-07 Georges Corraface, Greek-French actor and president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, born in Paris, France
  • 1952-12-25 Desireless [Claudie Fritsch-Mentrop], French singer (Voyage, Voyage), born in Paris, France
  • 1952-12-26 Andre-Michel Schub, French pianist (Van Cliburn-1981), born in Paris, France
  • 1953-01-03 Angelo Parisi, French judoka (Olympic gold heavyweight 1980), born in Arpino, Italy
  • 1953-03-16 Isabelle Huppert, French actress (The Piano Teacher), born in Paris
  • 1953-08-16 Kathie Lee Gifford, American TV presenter (Live with Regis & Kathie Lee, Today show), born in Paris, France,
  • 1954-01-01 F.R. David [Elli Fitoussi], French pop singer-songwriter ("Words"), born in Menzel Bourguiba, French Tunisia
  • 1954-01-28 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France
  • 1954-10-13 Claude Ribbe, French historian and writer, born in Paris

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