French History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 2,765

  • 1943-10-22 Catherine Deneuve, [Dorleac], actress (Repulsion, Hunger), born in Paris, France
  • 1943-11-21 Jacques Laffite, French former racing driver
  • 1943-11-27 Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
  • 1943-12-05 Eva Joly, Norwegian-born French magistrate
  • 1943-12-21 Walter Spanghero, French rugby player
  • 1944-01-17 Françoise Hardy, French singer
  • 1944-02-06 Christine Boutin, French politician
  • 1944-02-20 Robert de Cotret, French Canadian politician (d. 1999)
  • 1944-03-21 Marie-Christine Barrault, actress (Stardust Memories), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-05-05 Jean-Pierre Leaud, actor (Detective), born in Paris, France
  • 1944-05-10 Marie-France Pisier, Daclat, Vietnam, French actress and writer (Love on the Run, Cousin cousine)
  • 1944-07-27 Jean-Marie Leblanc, French cyclist, born in Nueil-les-Aubiers, Deux-Sèvres, France
  • 1944-07-28 Daniel Morelon, French 1K speed skater (Olympic gold 1968, 72)
  • 1944-09-30 Diane Dufresne, French Canadian singer
  • 1944-10-28 Coluche, [Michel Colucci] France, comedian (My Best Friend's Girl)
  • 1944-12-01 Pierre Arditi, French film and stage actor
  • 1944-12-01 Tahar Ben Jelloun, French writer of Moroccan origin
  • 1944-12-01 Daniel Pennac, French writer born in Morocco
  • 1944-12-04 François Migault, French racing driver
  • 1945-04-03 Catherine Spaak, French actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 1945-04-07 Joël Robuchon, French chef
  • 1945-05-12 Patrick Ricard, French businessman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, born in Marseille, France (d. 2012)
  • 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
  • 1945-07-30 Patrick Modiano, French novelist (Nobel 2014), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • 1945-09-26 Louise Beaudoin, French Canadian politician, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1945-09-28 Marielle Goitschel, Ste Maxime France, alpine skier (Olympic gold 1964)
  • 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
  • 1945-11-01 Rick Grech, rock bassist (Blind Faith, Traffic), born in Bordeaux, France
  • 1945-11-29 Roger Bambuck, Guadeloupe, French 4X100 runner (Olympic bronze 1968)
  • 1946-02-17 Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
  • 1946-02-18 Jean-Claude Dreyfus, French actor
  • 1946-02-25 Jean Todt, French executive director of Scuderia Ferrari
  • 1946-03-01 Gerry Boulet, French-Canadian singer (d. 1990)
  • 1946-03-11 Brigitte Fossey, French actress (Man Who Died Twice), born in Tourcoing France
  • 1946-03-18 Michel Leclère, French racing driver
  • 1946-03-25 Maurice Krafft, French vulcanologist (d. 1991)
  • 1946-03-25 Daniel Bensaïd, French philosopher and a leader of the Trotskyist movement in France, born in Toulouse, France (d. 2010)
  • 1946-03-26 Alain Madelin, French politician
  • 1946-04-07 Colette Besson, French runner (d. 2005)
  • 1946-04-20 Julien Poulin, French-Canadian actor (Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings), born in Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • 1946-04-22 Nicole Garcia, French actress and director
  • 1946-04-24 Dick Rivers, French singer and actor, born in Nice, France
  • 1946-04-28 Ginette Reno, French Canadian singer, songwriter and actress

Person of interestAndré the Giant

1946-05-19 André the Giant, French professional wrestler, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1993)

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • 1946-07-22 Mirelle Mathieu, French singer (So Ein Schone r Abend), born in Avigno, Vaucluse
  • 1946-09-03 Peter Morris, historian of France (d. 1997)
  • 1946-09-10 Michèle Alliot-Marie, French politician
  • 1946-10-07 Bernard Lavilliers, French singer
  • 1946-10-22 Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1946-11-18 Amanda Lear, French singer (or 1939, possible date only)
  • 1947-01-16 Juliet Berto, Grenoble France, actress (Le Sex Shop)
  • 1947-01-20 Cyrille Guimard, French cyclist and directeur sportif
  • 1947-01-21 Michel Jonasz, French singer and composer
  • 1947-01-26 Patrick Dewaere, [PJMH Bordeaux], French actor (Les Valseuses)
  • 1947-01-26 Michel Sardou, French singer
  • 1947-03-18 Patrick Chesnais, French actor
  • 1947-04-01 Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • 1947-06-18 Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)
  • 1947-06-20 David French, British director (Deep Sleep, Bingo)
  • 1947-06-28 Anny Duperey, French film and television actress
  • 1947-08-11 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Schumann/Brahms)
  • 1947-10-04 Julien Clerc, French singer
  • 1947-10-09 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), born in Paris, France (d. 2018)
  • 1947-10-22 Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1947-11-25 Jonathan Kaplan, director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger, French songwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1947-12-01 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • 1948-01-10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist
  • 1948-01-17 Anne Queffélec, French pianist
  • 1948-03-11 Dominique Sanda [Varaigne], French actress (The Conformist, 1900, First Love), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-04-03 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • 1948-04-20 Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician, born in Sainte-Thècle, Quebec, Canada
  • 1948-04-21 Claire Denis, actress (Boom Boom, Chocolat), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-04-23 Pascal Quignard, French author
  • 1948-04-23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor
  • 1948-04-28 Dorothée Berryman, French Canadian actress and singer
  • 1948-05-19 Jean-Pierre Haignere, French cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17)
  • 1948-07-04 René Arnoux, French formula-1 racer (6th place-1980), born in Pontcharra, Isère, France
  • 1948-07-06 Nathalie Baye, Mainneville France, actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon)
  • 1948-07-07 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor
  • 1948-07-30 Jean Reno, Moroccan-French actor (22 Bullets), born in Casablanca, Morocco
  • 1948-08-24 Jean-Michel Jarre, French musician (Oxygène), born in Lyon
  • 1948-09-28 Marielle Goitschel, French slalom (Olympic gold 1968) [or 1945]
  • 1948-10-08 Stephanie Marrian [Stefanie Khan], French model, actress and comedienne (Benny Hill Show), born in Paris, France
  • 1948-10-08 Claude Jade, French actress (Stolen Kisses), born in Dijon, France (d. 2006)
  • 1948-10-10 Séverine [Josiane Grizeau], French singer (Un banc, un arbre, une rue), born in Paris
  • 1948-11-05 Bernard-Henri Lévy, French public intellectual
  • 1948-11-25 Jacques P. Dupuis, French Canadian politician
  • 1948-12-18 Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
  • 1948-12-27 Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • 1949-01-18 Philippe Starck, French designer
  • 1949-02-10 Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • 1949-03-02 Alain Chamfort [Le Govic ], French singer, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-01 Gérard Mestrallet, French businessman (Engie), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-13 Philippe Petit, Nemours France, juggler/aerialist
  • 1949-04-19 Paloma Picasso, [Gilot], actress (Immoral Tales), born in Paris, France
  • 1949-04-24 Véronique Sanson, French singer and songwriter, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • 1949-04-25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2201 - 2,227 of 2,227

  • 2013-05-29 Françoise Blanchard, French actress, dies at 58
  • 2013-06-07 Pierre Mauroy, French Prime Minister, dies from lung cancer at 84
  • 2013-06-27 Alain Mimoun, French runner, dies at 92
  • 2013-07-25 Bernadette Lafont, French actress (Perils of Gwendoline), dies from cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2013-10-07 Patrice Chéreau, French opera director and actor (Danton), dies from lung cancer at 68
  • 2014-03-01 Alain Resnais, French director (Muriel, Hiroshima mon amour), dies at 91

Person of interestStéphane Charbonnier

2015-01-07 Stéphane Charbonnier [Charb], French cartoonist and editor of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, dies in a terrorist attack at 47

  • 2015-01-07 Jean Cabut [Cabu], French caricaturist (Charlie Hebdo), killed in terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris at 76
  • 2015-02-14 Louis Jourdan [Robert Gendre], French actor (The Paradine Case, Count Dracula, Gigi, Octopussy), dies at 93
  • 2015-06-08 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), dies at 105
  • 2015-06-23 Magali Noël [Guiffray], French actress and singer, dies at 83
  • 2015-07-17 Jules Bianchi, French Formula One racing driver, dies from injuries during accident at Japanese Grand Prix in 2014, at 25
  • 2015-10-17 Danièle Delorme [Gabrielle Girard], French actress (Pardon My Affair), dies at 89
  • 2016-01-05 Pierre Boulez, French composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), dies at 90
  • 2016-01-07 André Courrèges, French fashion designer, dies at 92
  • 2016-01-18 Michel Tournier, French writer ( Friday, or, The Other Island), dies at 91
  • 2016-01-29 Jacques Rivette, French New Wave film director (The Beautiful Troublemaker), dies at 87
  • 2016-02-08 Violetta Verdy, French ballerina and teacher, dies at 82
  • 2016-04-22 Isabelle Dinoire, French recipient of world's 1st partial face transplant, dies from surgical complications at 49
  • 2016-07-02 Michel Rocard, French politician, Prime Minister of France (1988-91), dies at 85
  • 2016-08-24 Michel Butor, French novelist and essayist (La Modification), dies at 89
  • 2016-08-25 Sonia Rykiel, French fashion designer, dies at 86
  • 2016-10-19 Yvette Chauviré, French ballerina, dies at 99
  • 2016-12-20 Michèle Morgan, French actress (Passage to Marseille), dies at 96
  • 2017-01-04 Georges Prêtre, French conductor known for interpretation, dies at 92
  • 2017-01-27 Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (Hiroshima Mon Amour), dies at 89
  • 2017-03-03 Raymond Kopa [Kopaszewski], French footballer 'the Napoleon of football', dies at 85