French History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,700 of 2,189

  • 1952-10-25 French president inaugurates Donzère-Mondragonstuw Dam
  • 1952-12-08 French troops shoot on demonstrators at Casablanca, 50 die
  • 1952-12-22 French government of Pinay, resigns
  • 1953-01-08 René Mayer forms French government
  • 1953-05-21 French government of Mayer resigns
  • 1953-05-25 1st atomic cannon electronically fired at Frenchman Flat, Nevada
  • 1953-06-27 Joseph Laniel appointed French premier
  • 1953-08-13 4-5 million French go on strike against economizations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1953-09-03 French minister Francois Mitterrand, resigns due to colonial policy

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1953-09-29 US government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
  • 1953-10-22 Laos gains full independence from France
  • 1953-10-23 France grants Laos' sovereignty
  • 1953-11-06 French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy
  • 1953-11-09 Cambodia (aka Kampuchea) gains independence from France, within the French Union
  • 1953-11-30 French parachutist under Colonel De Castries attacks Dien Bien Phu
  • 1953-12-24 René Coty elected president of France

  • 1954-04-21 USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
  • 1954-05-07 French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
  • 1954-05-07 US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership of NATO
  • 1954-06-04 France grants Vietnam independence inside French Union
  • 1954-06-18 Pierre Mendès forms French government
  • 1954-07-21 At Geneva, France agrees to independence of North & South Vietnam
  • 1954-08-11 Formal peace treaty ends over 7 yrs of fighting in Indochina between the French and the Communist Viet Minh
  • 1954-10-02 Former French possession of Chandernagore made part of West Bengal, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-10-10 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • 1954-10-23 Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • 1954-10-31 Algerian Revolution against French begins
  • 1954-11-01 India takes over administration of 4 French Indian settlements
  • 1954-11-01 The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence against France.
  • 1954-11-13 1st Rugby League World Cup: Great Britain beats France 16-12
  • 1954-11-24 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1954-12-06 Simone de Beauvoir receives the Prix Goncourt prize in French literature

  • 1955-02-23 Edgar Faure forms French government
  • 1955-04-24 Gaullists lose elections in France
  • 1955-05-07 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain
  • 1955-05-15 Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence
  • 1955-06-13 Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans, France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1955-06-25 Notre Dame du Haut chapel designed by Le Corbusier is consecrated in Ronchamp, France

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 1955-07-28 The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • 1955-08-20 Hundreds killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco & Algeria
  • 1956-01-02 Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections

  • 1956-01-31 French government of Guy Mollet forms
  • 1956-02-06 French Prime Minister Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
  • 1956-03-02 Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declaring independence from France
  • 1956-03-03 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
  • 1956-03-20 Tunisia gains independence from France
  • 1956-03-27 French commandos land in Algeria
  • 1956-04-11 French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria
  • 1956-04-28 Last French troops leave Vietnam
  • 1956-05-10 French government sends 50,000 reservists to Algeria
  • 1956-05-27 French raid in Algiers
  • 1956-07-05 France raises tobacco tax 20% due to war in Algeria
  • 1956-07-20 France recognizes Tunisian independence
  • 1956-07-23 The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs
  • 1956-08-29 French government routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
  • 1956-10-22 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
  • 1956-10-31 Britain and France join Israeli forces in Egypt and begin to bomb Egypt to reopen Suez Canal
  • 1956-11-05 Britain and France land airborne forces at Port Said in Egypt, escalating the Suez Crisis
  • 1956-12-03 Britain and France pull troops out of Egypt
  • 1956-12-22 Last British & French troops leave Egypt
  • 1957-01-01 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • 1957-05-21 French government of Mollet resigns
  • 1957-06-16 French offensive in Algeria
  • 1957-09-19 Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300,000 sales of "Bambino".
  • 1957-09-30 French government of Mauroy resigns due to Algeria

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1957-10-17 French author Albert Camus awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1957-11-06 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • 1958-02-08 French planes bomb Sakiet Tunisia, 75 die
  • 1958-03-12 3rd Eurovision Song Contest: Andre Claveau for France wins singing "Dors, mon amour" in Hilversum
  • 1958-04-16 French government of Gaillard falls due to Tunisia crisis
  • 1958-05-13 French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
  • 1958-05-13 Pierre Pflimlin forms French government
  • 1958-05-28 French government of Pflimlin resigns/200,000 demonstrate against De Gaulle

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1958-06-01 Charles de Gaulle elected premier of France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 2,765

  • 1903-02-21 Raymond Queneau, [M Presle], French author (Un Enfant a Dit)
  • 1903-02-21 Anaïs Nin, French writer (d. 1977)
  • 1903-05-08 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), born in Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (d. 1971)
  • 1903-05-22 Yves Rocard, French physicist (d. 1992)
  • 1903-06-18 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Le diable ouch corps)
  • 1903-07-29 Diana Vreeland, French-American fashion editor (Harper's Bazaar, Vogue), born in Paris (d. 1989)
  • 1903-08-18 Lucienne Boyer, French singer (Parlez-moi d'amour), born in Paris (d. 1983)
  • 1903-08-19 Claude Dauphin, French actor (Barbarella, April in Paris, Deported), born in Corbeil-Essonnes, Essonne, France (d. 1978)
  • 1903-08-31 Vladimir Jankélévitch, French philosopher, born in Bourges, France (d. 1985)

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

1903-09-13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • 1903-10-04 Bona Arsenault, French Canadian politician, historian and genealogist, born in Bonaventure, Quebec (d. 1993)
  • 1903-10-16 Cecile de Brunhoff, French storyteller (d. 2003)
  • 1903-11-01 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, born in St Germain de Joux (d. 1995)
  • 1904-01-18 Henri-Georges Adam, French etcher/painter/sculptor (Grand Nude)
  • 1904-02-27 André Leducq, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • 1904-04-23 Leslie French, British actor and singer (Death in Venice, More than a Miracle), born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1999)
  • 1904-05-17 Jean Gabin, French actor (Moulin Rouge, La Grande Illusion), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1904-06-18 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer (Bootleggers), born in Paris, France (d. 2003)
  • 1904-07-02 René Lacoste, French tennis player (7 Grand Slam titles, Lacoste clothing), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1904-07-07 Simone Beck, French chef (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-08 Henri Cartan, French mathematician, born in Nancy (d. 2008)
  • 1904-07-24 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), born in Lyon, France (d. 1991)
  • 1904-09-21 Hans Hartung, German-French painter, born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1904-10-22 Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
  • 1904-11-10 Steven Geray, American actor (French Line), born in Ungvár, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1904-11-26 Armand Frappier, French-Canadian physician and microbiologist (d. 1991)
  • 1904-12-06 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • 1904-12-22 Louis-Eugene-Felix Neel, Lyon France, physicist (Nobel 1970)
  • 1904-12-26 Alenjo Carpentier, Cuban/French writer (Guerra del Tiempo)

Person of interestChristian Dior

1905-01-21 Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), born in Granville, France (d. 1957)

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • 1905-02-02 Jean-Pierre Guerlain, French cosmetics pioneer
  • 1905-02-07 Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (L'Humanité, La Conspiration)
  • 1905-02-23 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • 1905-03-09 Félix Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), born in Marchiennes, France (d. 1982)
  • 1905-03-14 Raymond Aron, French sociologist/political scientist
  • 1905-03-20 Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
  • 1905-04-08 George Baxter, French actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged), born in Paris, France (d. 1976)
  • 1905-04-22 Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (d. 1991)
  • 1905-04-26 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), born in Paris, France (d. 1934)
  • 1905-05-01 Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (d. 1982)
  • 1905-05-14 Jean Daniélou, French cardinal (d. 1974)

Person of interestJean-Paul Sartre

1905-06-21 Jean-Paul Sartre, French existentialist philosopher and writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined), born in Paris (d. 1980)

  • 1905-06-26 Jan Louis Guillaume Doornik, Dutch resistance fighter in France, born in Paris (d. 1941)
  • 1905-08-08 Andre Jolivet, composer (L'Eunuque), born in Paris, France
  • 1905-09-21 Robert Lebel, French Canadian ice hockey executive, born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 1999)
  • 1905-11-29 Marcel Lefebvre, French Roman catholic bishop (d. 1991)
  • 1905-12-12 Rellys [Henri Marius Bourrelly], French actor (Letters from My Windmill), born in Marseille (d. 1991)
  • 1905-12-22 Pierre Brasseur [Espinasse], French actor (Eyes Without a Face, Children of Paradise), born in Paris, France (d. 1972)
  • 1905-12-31 Guy Mollet, Prime Minister of France (1956-57), born in Flers, France (d. 1975)
  • 1906-01-08 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • 1906-02-01 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • 1906-03-25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • 1906-04-08 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • 1906-04-09 Victor Vasarely, Hungarian-French painter and author (Op Art), born in Pécs, Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1906-04-28 Pierre [Louis] Boileau, novelist (Vertigo), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-05-06 Andre Weil, [Bourbaki], French-American mathematician
  • 1906-05-16 Alfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (d. 1988)
  • 1906-06-24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • 1906-10-31 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)
  • 1906-12-01 Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
  • 1907-01-11 Pierre Mendès-France, French Premier (1954-55) (d. 1982)
  • 1907-01-13 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse who tried save Izieu children from Nazis), born in Warsaw (d. 1996)
  • 1907-01-24 Maurice Couve de Murville, France premier (1968-69)
  • 1907-02-05 Pierre E J Pflimlin, premier France
  • 1907-04-16 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, French-Canadian inventor and businessman (Bombardier) (d. 1964)
  • 1907-04-29 Tino Rossi, Ajaccio France, singer (Deux Amours, Marlene)
  • 1907-05-26 Jean Bernard, French physician (d. 2006)
  • 1907-05-30 Germaine Tillion, French anthropologist, member of French Resistance (d. 2008)
  • 1907-06-14 René Char, French poet/painter
  • 1907-06-17 Maurice Cloche, French film director and screenwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1907-06-28 Paul-Emile Victor, French pole explorer (La civilisation du phoque), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • 1907-07-14 Annabella [Suzanne G Charpentier], French actress (Dinner at Ritz), born in Paris, France (d. 1996)
  • 1907-08-17 Roger Peyrefitte, French writer (Special Friendships), born in Castres, Tarn (d. 2000)
  • 1907-09-23 Dominique Aury, French novelist (d. 1998)
  • 1907-10-09 Jacques Tati, French director (Traffic, Playtime), born in La Pecq, France (d. 1982)
  • 1907-10-13 Yves Allégret, French film director, born in Asnières-sur-Seine, France (d. 1987)
  • 1907-10-16 Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)
  • 1907-10-21 Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
  • 1907-10-29 Edwige Feuillère, French film actress, born in Haute-Saône, Franche-Comté, France (d. 1998)
  • 1907-11-20 Henri-Georges Clouzot, French director (Le salaire de la peur)
  • 1907-11-22 Dora Maar, Tours France, French painter and photographer and lover of Picasso
  • 1907-11-30 Jacques Barzun, French author (The House of Interlect), (d. 2012)
  • 1907-12-08 Tony Aubin, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1981)
  • 1907-12-10 Lucien Laurent, French footballer (d. 2005)

Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

1908-01-09 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and 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)
  • 1908-01-28 Paul Misraki, French composer and songwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1908-02-12 Jacques Herbrand, French logician and mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1908-02-12 Jean Effel, French painter and journalist (d. 1982)
  • 1908-02-26 Jean-Pierre Wimille, French race car driver (d. 1949)
  • 1908-03-14 Maurice (Jean Jacques) Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher
  • 1908-04-21 Louis Hostin, French Light Heavyweight, Olympic gold 1932, 36)
  • 1908-05-05 Jacques Massu, French general who led Battle of Algiers, born in Châlons-sur-Marne (d. 2002)
  • 1908-06-30 Charles Camproux, French linguistic/author (Bestiari)
  • 1908-07-03 Thomas Narcejac, French writer (Vertigo), born in Rochefort-sur-Mer, France (d. 1998)
  • 1908-08-18 Edgar Faure, thriller writer/PM of France (1952, 52-56)

Person of interestHenri Cartier-Bresson

1908-08-22 Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer famous for 'The Decisive Moment', born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France (d. 2004)

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • 1908-11-28 Claude Lévi-Strauss, French social anthropologist and ethnologist (structuralism), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1908-12-10 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
  • 1909-01-02 Rene Etiemble, French literature historian (Parlez-vous Franglais)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 2,227

  • 1959-06-23 Boris Vian, French writer and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1959-07-17 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies at 72
  • 1959-09-22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • 1959-10-31 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
  • 1959-12-10 Henri Vidal, French actor (Fabiola), dies of a heart attack at 40

Person of interestAlbert Camus

1960-01-04 Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 1960-06-17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • 1960-11-28 Richard N Wright, American author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
  • 1961-03-07 Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
  • 1961-05-03 Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53
  • 1961-06-09 Camille Guérin, French scientist (b. 1872)
  • 1961-07-01 Louis-Ferdinand Céline, French writer (Die Nacht), dies at 67
  • 1961-09-30 Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
  • 1961-10-14 Paul Ramadier, French politician (b. 1888)
  • 1962-01-06 Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
  • 1962-01-21 André Lhote, French painter and art historian (Traité du paysage), dies at 76
  • 1962-02-05 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • 1962-06-06 Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter, dies at 34
  • 1962-06-15 Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, dies at 84
  • 1962-07-08 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
  • 1962-10-16 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
  • 1962-11-11 René Coty, President of France , dies at 80
  • 1963-01-28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (Tour de France 1911), dies at 78
  • 1963-01-30 Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
  • 1963-07-01 Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies
  • 1963-08-31 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, dies at 81
  • 1963-09-04 Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-born French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1947-48), dies at 77

Person of interestEdith Piaf

1963-10-11 Édith Piaf, French singer (No, I don't regret anything), dies of liver cancer at 47

Singer Edith Piaf
Singer
Edith Piaf
  • 1963-10-11 Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (Les Enfants Terribles), dies at 73
  • 1963-10-15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
  • 1963-10-17 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97
  • 1964-06-27 Daniel Lazarus, French composer, dies at 65
  • 1964-07-01 Pierre Monteux, French-American conductor (Concert Bldg Orchestra), dies at 89
  • 1964-07-11 Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
  • 1965-01-28 Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • 1965-02-14 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1965-05-11 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • 1965-05-12 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • 1965-07-10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • 1965-07-27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)

Person of interestLe Corbusier

1965-08-27 Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect and city planner and dies at 77

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • 1965-09-04 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • 1965-10-27 French Luitjes, Dutch athlete, dies at 21
  • 1965-11-06 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer, dies at 81
  • 1966-01-01 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
  • 1966-01-11 Alberto Giacometti, Swiss-French painter and sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1966-02-21 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician, dies at 70
  • 1966-04-13 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • 1966-06-07 Jean Arp [Hans Arp], French-Swiss sculptor, artist and poet, dies at 78
  • 1966-07-14 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • 1966-09-21 Paul Reynaud, Premier of France (May-June 1940), dies at 87

Person of interestAndré Breton

1966-09-28 André Breton, French writer and poet, founder of Surrealism, dies at 70

Writer and Surrealist André Breton
Writer and Surrealist
André Breton
  • 1966-11-18 Jean Peugeot, French auto manufacturer, dies
  • 1966-12-26 Noel Gallon, French composer, dies at 75
  • 1967-01-27 Alphonse Juin, French marshal, dies at 78
  • 1967-02-06 Martine Carol [Maryse Mopurer], French actress (Lola Montèsm, Trente et quarante), dies of heart attack at 46
  • 1967-04-16 Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, dies at 86
  • 1967-04-21 Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1967-06-26 Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942)
  • 1967-07-07 Jo Schlesser, French Formula One racing driver (b. 1928)
  • 1967-07-11 Guy Favreau, French Canadian lawyer, politician and judge (b. 1917)
  • 1967-08-27 Henri-Georges Adam, French painter/cartoonist/sculptor, dies at 63
  • 1967-09-20 Henri Mulet, French composer, dies at 88
  • 1967-10-09 Andre Maurois [Emile Herzog], French writer (Balzac), dies at 82
  • 1967-10-14 Marcel Aymé, French novelist and playwright, dies at 65
  • 1968-01-09 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera), dies at 90
  • 1968-01-10 Louis-Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (La Momie), dies at 90
  • 1968-01-30 Tsugouharu T Foujita, Japanese/French painter, dies at 81
  • 1968-05-20 Kees van Dongen, Dutch/French painter, dies at 91
  • 1968-09-11 René Cogny, French General (b. 1904)
  • 1968-09-26 Daniel Johnson, Sr., Canadian politician, 20th Premier of Quebec, dies at 53

Person of interestMarcel Duchamp

1968-10-02 Marcel Duchamp, French painter and sculptor (Nude Descending a Staircase), dies at 81

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1968-10-25 Jean Schlumberger, French writer (Passions), dies at 91
  • 1968-11-06 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)

Person of interestThomas Merton

1968-12-10 Thomas Merton, French-American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1969-01-03 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
  • 1969-02-27 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
  • 1969-03-20 Henri Longchambon, French politician, dies at 72
  • 1969-04-05 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • 1969-09-08 Alexandra David-Néel, French explorer and writer (b. 1868)
  • 1969-10-12 Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • 1969-12-26 Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, French poet and author (History d'aimer), dies at 67
  • 1970-01-04 Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
  • 1970-01-08 Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • 1970-02-27 Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • 1970-03-16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • 1970-06-02 Albert Lamorisse, French film director and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1970-06-11 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
  • 1970-06-16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73
  • 1970-07-26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
  • 1970-09-23 Bourvil [André Robert Raimbourg], French actor and singer (Le Corniaud, La Grande Vadrouille), dies of Kahler's syndrome at 53
  • 1970-10-08 Jean Giono, French writer (Hussard Sur le Toit), dies at 75
  • 1970-10-08 Lucien Goldmann, Romanian/French sociologist/philosopher, dies
  • 1970-10-09 Jean Giono, French writer (Le Hussard sur le toit), dies at 75

Person of interestÉdouard Daladier

1970-10-10 Edouard Daladier, 72nd Prime Minister of France (1933, 1934 and 1938-40) and PM at the start of World War II, dies at 86

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier

Person of interestCharles de Gaulle

1970-11-09 Charles de Gaulle, President of France (1958-69), dies at 79

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1970-11-10 Charles DeGaulle, general/president France (Free French), dies at 79

Person of interestCoco Chanel

1971-01-10 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel), dies at 87

Fashion Designer Coco Chanel
Fashion Designer
Coco Chanel
  • 1971-02-26 Fernandel [Fernand Contandin], French actor (The Little World of Don Camillo), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 1971-05-04 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83