French History (Part 22)

Historical Events

Events 2101 - 2,200 of 2,309

  • 1989-09-19 French DC-10 crashes near Niger, 171 die
  • 1989-10-24 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1989-10-31 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

Sports History

1989-11-05 French McLaren driver Alain Prost withdraws early in wet Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide but wins his 3rd Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; wins by 16 points from teammate Ayrton Senna

  • 1989-11-15 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1989-11-27 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1989-12-05 France TGV train reaches world record speed of 482.4 kph
  • 1990-02-13 US, Britain & France give Germany OK to reunify
  • 1990-05-10 French TGV-train hits record speed of 510.6 kph
  • 1990-07-04 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1990-09-12 US, United Kingdom, France, USSR, East & West Germanys sign agreements allowing 2 Germanys to merge
  • 1990-09-13 Iraqi troops storm residence of French ambassador in Kuwait
  • 1990-09-15 France announce it will send 4,000 troops to Persian Gulf

Historic Event

1990-09-24 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President François Mitterrand calls the action a violation of international law; US warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

  • 1990-10-23 Iraq announces release of 330 French hostages
  • 1990-10-30 Britain and France complete the "Chunnel" under the English Channel
  • 1990-11-10 Lebanon releases 2 French hostages (Camille Sontag & Marcel Coudari)
  • 1990-11-14 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1990-11-21 French President François Mitterrand voices support for a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf
  • 1990-12-01 British & French workers meet in English Channel's tunnel (Chunnel)
  • 1991-04-21 French underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio discovers the San Diego, Dutch galleon sunk in 1600 off Fortune Island in the Philippines
  • 1991-05-07 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1991-05-15 Edith Cresson becomes France's 1st female premier
  • 1991-05-18 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1991-07-05 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1991-07-15 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1991-11-18 France deports Marlon's daughter Cheyenne Brando to Tahiti
  • 1992-02-08 XVI Winter Olympic Games opens in Albertville, France
  • 1992-02-23 XVI Winter Olympic Games close in Albertville, France
  • 1992-04-02 Edith Cresson, France's 1st female premier, resigns
  • 1992-04-12 Euro Disney (Disneyland Paris) opens in Marne-la-Vallee, France
  • 1992-05-06 Werder Bremen of Germany win 32nd European Cup winner's Cup against AS Monaco of France 2-0 in Lisbon
  • 1992-09-20 France votes in favor of Maastricht treaty
  • 1992-09-22 Heavy storm in South France, 34 die
  • 1992-09-23 Mud storm kills 30 in South France
  • 1993-01-13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • 1993-03-28 Conservatives win French parliamentary election
  • 1993-03-29 French government of Édouard Balladur forms
  • 1993-06-09 "Amantes" (1991) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Body Snatchers" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Ce que femme veut" (1993) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Passion Fish" (1992) premieres in France
  • 1993-06-09 "Tout capour ca!" (1993) premieres in France

Sports History

1993-09-26 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship; after race Prost announces his retirement at the end of the season

  • 1993-11-07 French Williams driver Alain Prost finishes 2nd in season ending Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide to claim his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship by 26 points from Ayrton Senna; Prost announces his retirement from F1 racing
  • 1994-05-11 "Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult" released in France
  • 1994-06-23 Opération Turquoise: 2,500 French troops head into Rwanda to protect civilians under the mandate of the United Nations
  • 1994-06-24 1st French "all news" TV (LCI) begins broadcasting

Sports History

1994-06-28 Jonah Lomu becomes the youngest-ever All Black at 19 yrs 45 days playing rugby for New Zealand against France in Christchurch

  • 1994-06-30 Airbus A330 crash at Toulouse France (7 killed)
  • 1994-07-16 Spanish fishing boats sink a French fishing boat over fishing rights
  • 1994-07-17 French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
  • 1994-08-21 The last French troops pull out of Rwanda, ending their highly controversial mission there

World Record

1994-09-02 Spanish road cyclist Miguel Induráin sets UCI hour world record distance 53.04 kilometers in Bordeaux, France

  • 1994-09-08 Last US, British & French troops leave West Berlin
  • 1994-12-24 Four Muslim fundamentalists capture Air France pilot in Algiers
  • 1994-12-26 French commandos terminate Air France hijacking in Marseille

Election of Interest

1995-05-07 Jacques Chirac wins French presidential election

  • 1996-01-27 France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1996-01-29 France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
  • 1996-05-08 Paris Saint-Germain of France win 36th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 1-0 in Brussels
  • 1996-08-01 French sprinter Marie-José Pérec wins the 200m final at the Atlanta Olympics to become only the 2nd athlete to win the 200-400m Olympic double (Valerie Brisco-Hooks 1984)
  • 1996-12-25 1,500 year anniversary of Catholicism in France commemorating the baptism of Clovis I in Rheims
  • 1997-05-14 FC Barcelona of Spain win 37th European Cup Winner's Cup against Paris Saint-Germain of France 1-0 in Rotterdam
  • 1997-06-02 Liberals beat Conservatives in France
  • 1997-06-13 American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years

Film & TV History

1997-11-05 French court orders producer Jacques Charrier, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, to pay the former screen star $8,300 in damages

  • 1998-04-20 TAME Boeing 727-200 chartered by Air France crashes into Cerro El Cable mountain after takeoff from Bogotá, Colombia, killing 53.

FIFA World Cup

1998-07-12 FIFA World Cup Final, Stade de France, Saint-Denis: Zinedine Zidane scores twice as France wins first World Cup beating Brazil, 3-0

  • 1999-08-03 Arsenal FC completes a huge signing coup snapping up ace French striker Thierry Henry for a bargain £10 million from Italian club Juventus.
  • 1999-08-11 Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
  • 1999-10-22 Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
  • 1999-11-06 4th Rugby World Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: Wallabies fullback Matt Burke lands 7 penalties and 2 conversions as Australia beats France, 35-12
  • 1999-12-26 Severe weather in France kills over 100 people and causes extensive damage to property, trees and the French national power grid (see Lothar).
  • 2000-07-02 UEFA European Championship Final, Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy
  • 2000-07-20 Terrorist Carlos the Jackal sues France in the European Court of Human Rights for allegedly torturing him
  • 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.
  • 2000-09-25 American basketball player Vince Carter jumps over 7 foot 2 Frédéric Weis in 2000 Summer Olympics, known in France as "le dunk de la mort" (the dunk of death)
  • 2000-10-01 NBA stars Ray Allen and Vince Carter each score 13 points as the US beats France 85-75 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Sydney Olympics
  • 2001-05-21 French Taubira law officially recognizes the Atlantic slave trade and slavery as crimes against humanity.
  • 2001-09-21 AZF chemical plant explodes in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people
  • 2002-04-06 France beats Ireland 44-5 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; their 13th title
  • 2002-07-14 French President Jacques Chirac escapes an assassination attempt unscathed during Bastille Day celebrations

British Golf Open

2002-07-21 British Open Men's Golf, Muirfield: Ernie Els of South Africa wins first of 2 Open titles in a playoff from Australians Stuart Appleby & Steve Elkington, and Frenchman Thomas Levet

Sports History

2002-07-21 With a record 6 races remaining, German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher clinches his 5th F1 World Drivers Championship with victory in the French Grand Prix at Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours; 3rd straight title win

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

  • 2002-10-06 The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • 2003-02-10 France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
  • 2003-07-05 French driver Sébastien Bourdais wins first-ever night road-course event in Champ Car history on Cleveland's Burke Lakefront Airport layout
  • 2003-07-20 France: Sixteen people are injured after two bombs explode outside a tax office in Nice.
  • 2003-08-23 9th Athletics World Championships open at Saint-Denis, France
  • 2004-03-27 France beats England, 24-21 at Stade de France, Saint Denis to complete a Grand Slam and win the Six Nations Rugby Championship; England earns the Triple Crown
  • 2004-11-04 12 French soldiers, 3 UN personnel and hundreds of civilians die during the Côte d'Ivoire civil war.
  • 2004-11-27 New Zealand's All Blacks thump Six Nations Rugby Union Champions France 45-6 in Paris
  • 2004-12-14 The Millau viaduct, the highest bridge in the world, designed by architect Norman FOster and engineer Michel Virlogeux, near Millau, France is officially opened
  • 2005-01-18 The world's largest commercial jet, the Airbus A380, is unveiled in France
  • 2005-02-23 Vote of the controversial French law on colonialism, repealed start of 2006
  • 2005-04-27 The superjumbo jet aircraft Airbus A380 makes its first flight from Toulouse, France
  • 2005-05-29 France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 2,963

  • 1922-11-09 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, born in Mouscron, Belgium (d. 2006)
  • 1922-11-21 Maria Casares [Pérez], Spanish-French actress (Orpheus, Lectrice), born in A Coruña, Spain (d. 1996)
  • 1922-11-25 Gloria Lasso, French-Spanish singer (Le tour de chant de Gloria Lasso), born in Vilafranca del Penedès, Catalonia (d. 2005)
  • 1922-12-04 Gérard Philipe, French actor (Caligula, Devil in the Flesh), born in Cannes, France (d. 1959)
  • 1922-12-23 Micheline Ostermeyer, French shot-put/discus thrower (Olympic gold 1948)
  • 1923-03-04 Piero J d'Inzeo, French equestrian show jumper (Olymp-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1923-03-09 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, born in Pau, French Basque country (d. 2016)
  • 1923-03-19 Janine Dacosta, French pianist
  • 1923-03-22 Marcel Marceau, French mime artist and actor (Barbarella, Silent Movie), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2007)
  • 1923-06-12 Marta Pan, Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2008)
  • 1923-09-02 Rene Thom, French mathematician (d. 2002)
  • 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)
  • 1923-12-10 Jorge Semprún, Spanish-French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 2011)
  • 1924-01-19 Jean Francois Revel, French journalist/author (Ni Marx ni Jesus)
  • 1924-01-20 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer (Mélopées africaines), and teacher, born in Houilles, France (d. 2010)
  • 1924-02-13 Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French economic journalist, and politician (founder of Radical Party), born in PAris, France (d. 2006)
  • 1924-04-29 Renée "Zizi" Jeanmaire, French dancer and actress (Carmen; Hans Christian Andersen), born in Paris, France (d. 2020)
  • 1924-05-09 Jean J A Girault, French director/screenwriter (l'Amour)
  • 1924-05-22 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel; She; Tin Drum), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 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)
  • 1924-06-26 Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2010)
  • 1924-07-09 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • 1924-07-18 John Cruickshank, French scholar (d. 1995)
  • 1924-07-24 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, born in Grenoble, France (d. 2017)
  • 1924-08-01 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 1924-08-14 Georges Prêtre, French classical and opera conductor known for interpretation of Poulenc, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1924-09-12 Jean Le Poulain, French actor (Divine), born in Marseille, France (d. 1988)
  • 1924-09-13 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • 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
  • 1924-10-27 Michel Galabru, French actor (Judge & the Assassin), born in Safi, Morocco (d. 2016)
  • 1924-11-12 Audouin Dollfus, French Astronomer (discovered Janus, a moon of Saturn), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 1924-11-20 Serge Golovine, French ballet choreographer (Death of Narcissus), born in Monte-Carlo, Monaco (d. 1998)
  • 1924-12-12 Francis Miroglio, French composer (Extensions), born in Marseille, France (d. 2005)
  • 1924-12-19 Michel Tournier, French writer (Friday, or, The Other Island), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • 1925-01-01 Raymond Pellegrin, French actor
  • 1925-01-14 Jean-Claude Beton, Algerian-born French businessman, entrepreneur and soft-drink manufacturer (Orangina), born in Boufarik, French Algeria (d. 2013)
  • 1925-03-04 Paul Mauriat, French easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), born in Marseille (d. 2006)
  • 1925-03-24 Puig Aubert, French rugby league footballer (d. 1994)
  • 1925-03-26 Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1925-04-04 Claude Wagner, French Canadian politician and judge, born in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada (d. 1979)
  • 1925-04-30 Corinne Calvet, French actress (Phantom of Hollywood, Apache Uprising), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1925-05-08 Bettina Graziani [Simone Bodin] French model, one of the first supermodels, born in Normandy, France (d. 2015)
  • 1925-05-20 D French Slaughter Jr, (Rep-R-VA, 1985- )
  • 1925-05-30 Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • 1925-07-20 Frantz Fanon, West Indian psychiatrist and philosopher (The Wretched of the Earth), born in Martinique, France (d. 1961)
  • 1925-07-20 Jacques Delors, French economist, and chairman European Committee (1985-95), born in Paris, France
  • 1925-07-30 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, born in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2014)
  • 1925-08-21 Maurice Pialat, French actor and director (The Naked Childhood), born in Cunlhat, Puy-de-Dôme, France (d. 2003)
  • 1925-08-26 Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1925-08-27 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor, born in Vittel, France (d. 2006)
  • 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)
  • 1925-10-20 Roger Hanin, French actor (Navarro), born in Algiers, Algeria (d. 2015)
  • 1925-11-16 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), born in Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, France (d. 2017)
  • 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
  • 1926-01-01 Richard Verreau, French-Canadian operatic tenor, born in Château-Richer, Québec (d. 2005)
  • 1926-01-15 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1996)
  • 1926-01-24 Georges Lautner, French director & screenwriter, born in Nice, France (d. 2013)
  • 1926-01-24 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1926-02-02 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, French politician, President of France (1974-81), born in Koblenz, French-occupied Germany (d. 2020)
  • 1926-02-11 Paul Bocuse, French great chef (Legion of Honor), born in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or, France (d. 2018)
  • 1926-02-23 Regine Crespin, French vocalist (Sheherazade, Les Nuits D'ete)
  • 1926-03-01 Robert Clary [Widerman], French-American actor, published author, artist and lecturer (LeBeau-Hogan's Heroes), born in Paris, France
  • 1926-03-31 John Fowles, British novelist (Collector, French Lieutenant's Woman), born in Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England (d. 2005)
  • 1926-04-10 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist (Pandora's Box), born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1926-05-29 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), born in Tarnów, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1926-07-17 Édouard Carpentier, French-born professional wrestler
  • 1926-08-05 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1926-08-10 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • 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
  • 1926-09-14 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist, born in Mons-en-Baroeul (d. 2016)
  • 1926-09-15 Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathematician (1954 Fields Medal), born in Bages, France
  • 1926-10-09 Danièle Delorme [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), born in Paris (d. 2015)
  • 1926-10-15 Michel Foucault, French philosopher and historian (The History of Sexuality), born in Poitiers, France (d. 1984)
  • 1926-12-24 Paul Buissonneau, French-born Quebec theatre director, born in Paris, France (d. 2014)
  • 1927-01-01 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)

Hubert de Givenchy

1927-02-21 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) & founder of Givenchy (1952), born in Beauvais, France (d. 2018)

  • 1927-02-24 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 2017)
  • 1927-03-02 Roger Walkowiak, French road cyclist (Tour de France 1956), born in Montluçon, France (d. 2017)
  • 1927-04-13 Maurice Ronet, French film actor, director, and writer (Frantic, Sphinx, Circle of Love), born in Nice, France (d. 1983)
  • 1927-04-14 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), born in Clamart, France (d. 1995)

Albert Uderzo

1927-04-25 Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist and script writer (Asterix comic books), born in Fismes, Marne, France (d. 2020)

  • 1927-05-26 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), born in Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (d. 2014)
  • 1927-05-28 Francois Nourissier, French writer (Un petit bourgeois)
  • 1927-07-13 Simone Veil, President European parliament (France)
  • 1927-07-25 Daniel Ceccaldi, French actor (Stolen Kisses, Bed and Board), born in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, France (d. 2003)
  • 1927-08-23 Martial Solal, French jazz pianist and composer, born in Algiers, French Algeria
  • 1927-09-07 François Billetdoux, French author (Word Awake), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1927-10-24 Gilbert Bécaud [François Gilbert Léopold Silly], French singer, pianist, composer and actor (Nathalie) known as "Monsieur 100,000 Volts" for his energetic performances, born in Toulon, France (d. 2001)
  • 1927-12-13 Geneviève Page [Bonjean], French actress (Madame Anais-Belle de Jour, Day & the Hour), born in Paris, France
  • 1928-01-01 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • 1928-01-06 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?), born in Saint-Raphaël, Var, France (d. 1990)
  • 1928-01-17 Jean Barraqué, French composer, born in Hauts-de-Seine, France (d. 1973)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,200 of 2,501

  • 1992-11-29 Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993-01-13 Rene Pleven, Prime Minister of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies at 91
  • 1993-01-29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies at 65
  • 1993-02-10 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, Prime Minister of France (1957), dies
  • 1993-02-22 Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
  • 1993-03-03 Cyril Collard, French composer/dir/actor (A Nos Amours), dies at 35
  • 1993-03-06 Cyril Collard, French director (Lesson nuits fauves), dies at 35
  • 1993-04-03 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • 1993-06-02 French JFM of Thiel, Dutch 2nd chamber chairman (1963-72), dies at 86
  • 1993-06-08 René Bousquet, French Vichy-police chief (deported Jews), dies at 84
  • 1993-06-17 French of Nouhuys, civil servant in Indonesia, dies at 88
  • 1993-07-24 Francis Bouygues, French entrepreneur/billionaire, dies at 70
  • 1993-08-01 Alfred Manessier, French painter (glass-in-lead), dies in car crash at 81
  • 1993-09-05 Claude Renoir, French cinematographer (Spy Who Loved Me), dies at 78
  • 1993-09-21 Fernand Ledoux, Belgian-French actor (L'Homme de Londres), dies at 96
  • 1993-10-01 Janine Darcey, French actress (Priez pour nous), dies at 75
  • 1993-10-10 Catherine Collard, French concert pianist (Schumann; Brahms), and teacher, dies of cancer at 46
  • 1993-11-16 Achille Zavatta, French clown (b. 1915)
  • 1993-11-20 Christopher Frank, French writer, dies at 51
  • 1993-12-05 Alexandre Trauber, Hungarian/French set designer (Harem), dies at 87
  • 1993-12-08 Andre Cerf, French actor and filmmaker (Nana), dies at 93
  • 1993-12-11 Eliva "Elvire" Popesco, Romanian-French actress (Le roi), dies at 99
  • 1993-12-25 Pierre Victor Auger, French physicist (b. 1899)
  • 1993-12-29 Yvonne Desportes, French composer (Seven Abstract Poems), dies at 86 [1]
  • 1994-01-02 Pierre-Paul Schweitzer, French director of IMF (1963-73), dies at 81
  • 1994-01-15 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • 1994-01-22 Jean-Louis Barrault, French stage actor, director and producer (Les Enfants du Paradis), dies at 83
  • 1994-01-23 Suzanne M. Blum, French lawyer (Charlie Chaplin), dies at 95
  • 1994-01-24 Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d'acclimatation), dies at 53
  • 1994-01-31 Pierre Boulle, French writer (Executioner), dies at 81
  • 1994-02-19 Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71
  • 1994-02-24 Jean Sablon, French pop singer-songwriter, dies at 87
  • 1994-02-25 Yann Piat, French MP (FN/PR), murdered at 44
  • 1994-03-09 Fernando Rey [Arambillet], Spanish actor (The French Connection, Matter of Time), dies of bladder cancer at 76
  • 1994-03-11 Jacques Doucet, French painter (Mostar Sarajevo), dies at 69
  • 1994-03-21 Lili Damita [Liliane Carré], French actress and wife of Errol Flynn (Bridge of San Luis Rey), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 1994-03-25 Michel R Vassallucci, French/Neth publisher (Arena), dies at 32
  • 1994-03-28 Eugene Ionesco, Romanian-French playwright (Rhinoceros, Bald Soprano), dies at 84
  • 1994-04-01 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • 1994-04-03 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (discovered chromosome responsible for Downs Syndrome), dies at 67
  • 1994-04-09 Marcel Ichac, French director (Karakoram) and alpinist, dies at 87
  • 1994-04-20 Jean Carmet, French actor (Cache Cash, Miss Mona, Night Magic), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1994-05-16 Alain Cuny, French actor (La Dolce Vita, Detective, Weite Land, Emmanuelle), dies at 85
  • 1994-05-30 Jean Gattegno, French translator and scholar, dies at 58
  • 1994-05-30 Marcel Bich, Italian-French baron and pen manufacturer (Bic), dies at 79
  • 1994-06-14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • 1994-07-08 Christian-Jaque [Christian Maudet], French film director (Fearless Little Soldier, Race for Life, The Pearls of the Crown), dies at 89
  • 1994-07-14 Robert Jungk, Austrian journalist and philosopher (Nuclear State), dies at 81
  • 1994-09-16 Albert de Courtray, French archbishop of Lyon/cardinal, dies at 71
  • 1994-09-23 Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), dies at 94
  • 1994-10-12 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician, dies at 55
  • 1994-10-15 Sarah Kofman, French philosopher, dies at 60
  • 1994-11-29 Sviatoslav S. Stravinsky, French-American composer, son of Igor S, dies at 84
  • 1994-12-04 Jacob Kaplan, French Grand Rabbi (1955-81), dies at 99
  • 1994-12-07 Elga Andersen, German/French model/actress (Global Affair), dies at 58
  • 1994-12-12 Antoine Pinay, French PM (1952)/foreign minister, dies at 102
  • 1994-12-13 Antoine Pinay, Prime Minister of France (1952-53), dies
  • 1994-12-18 Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 1994-12-23 Didier Rocher, son of French cosmetic maker Yves Rocher, dies at 41
  • 1994-12-25 Pierre Dreyfus, French director of Renault (1955-75), dies at 87
  • 1994-12-30 Lloyd James Austin, Australian linguist and literary scholar, dies at 79
  • 1995-01-21 Philippe Casado, Moroccan/French cyclist, dies at 30
  • 1995-01-27 Jean Tardieu, French dramatist, dies at 91
  • 1995-02-02 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • 1995-02-02 Andre Frossard, French publicist (Defense of Pope), dies at 80
  • 1995-02-15 Joseph Ortiz, French-Algerian extremist and rebel (barricade uprising), dies at 77
  • 1995-02-22 Emmanuel Roblès, Algerian-French novelist and playwright (Lesson Hauteurs), dies at 80
  • 1995-03-03 Gilbert Gadoffre, French scholar, dies at 84
  • 1995-03-03 Pierre Tisseyre, publisher (Circle du livre de France), dies at 85
  • 1995-03-07 Paul-Emile Victor, French polar explorer, dies at 87
  • 1995-03-21 Etienne Martin, French sculptor, dies at 82
  • 1995-04-05 Christian Pineau, French politician, dies
  • 1995-05-25 Dany Robin, French actress (Follow the Boys, Topaz, Jupiter, Julietta), dies at 68
  • 1995-06-03 Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), dies at 52
  • 1995-07-03 Gil Wolman, French artist, dies at 65
  • 1995-07-11 John Cruickshank, French scholar, dies at 70
  • 1995-07-16 Charles Bruck, Hungarian-French-American conductor (Dutch Opera, 1950-54; Strasbourg Philharmonic, 1955–65), and Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF, 1965–70), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1995-08-06 André Fleury, French organist and composer, dies at 92
  • 1995-08-06 Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, dies at 77
  • 1995-09-04 Edmond Jouhaud, French general, dies at 90
  • 1995-09-10 Charles Denner, French actor (The Bride Wore Black, The Man Who Loved Women), dies at 69
  • 1995-09-16 Pierre Olaf [Trivier], French actor (Camelot, Don't Drink the Water, Kraft Music Hall), dies at 67
  • 1995-10-07 Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1995-10-22 Simone Gallimard, French editor and publisher, dies at 77
  • 1995-11-04 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), dies of cancer at 65
  • 1995-12-29 Madeleine Barot, French activist and theologian, dies at 86
  • 1996-01-14 Jacques-Baptiste LeBrun, French finn yachtsman (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 85
  • 1996-02-17 Hervé Bazin, French writer (Head Against the Wall), dies at 84
  • 1996-02-18 Jack Thieuloy, French writer, dies at 64
  • 1996-02-27 Francois Chaumette, French actor (Le Bossu, They Never Slept, Christine), dies at 72
  • 1996-03-03 Leo Malet, French crime novelist, dies at 86
  • 1996-03-03 Marguerite Duras, French novelist and playwright (Sea Wall), dies at 81
  • 1996-03-22 Claude Mauriac, French writer (Le Temps immobile), dies at 81
  • 1996-04-01 Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
  • 1996-04-11 Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, French advertising magnate and Founder of Publicis Groupe, dies at 89
  • 1996-05-30 Leon-Etienne Duval, French prelate and cardinal of the Catholic Church in Algeria, dies at 92
  • 1996-06-15 Jean Gimpel, French author and medievalist, dies at 77
  • 1996-07-17 Paul Touvier, French-Nazi WW II criminal, dies at 81

Claudette Colbert

1996-07-30 Claudette Colbert, French-born American actress (It Happened One Night), dies of a stroke at 93