French History (Part 26)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2501 - 2,600 of 2,975

  • 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, French film director (Heart Like a Wheel), born in Paris, France
  • 1947-11-28 Michel Berger [Hamburger], French pop singer and songwriter, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1992)
  • 1947-12-01 Alain Bashung, French singer
  • 1948-01-10 Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist, born in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, 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
  • 1948-04-03 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer (Les filles de Caleb), born in Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada
  • 1948-04-23 Pascal Quignard, French author (Les Ombres), born in Verneuil-sur-Avre, Eure, France
  • 1948-04-23 Serge Thériault, French-Canadian comedian and actor (Ding et Dong), born in Quebec City, Canada
  • 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, French actress (Beau Pere, Honeymoon), born in Mainneville, France
  • 1948-07-07 Jean Leclerc, French-Canadian actor (Jeremy Hunter-All My Children), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 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
  • 1948-10-08 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, born in Béni Saf, Oran, French Algeria
  • 1948-12-18 Laurent Voulzy, French singer and composer
  • 1948-12-27 Gérard Depardieu, French actor
  • 1949-01-18 Philippe Starck, French designer, born in Paris, France
  • 1949-02-10 Maxime Le Forestier, French pop and folk singer-songwriter, 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
  • 1949-04-13 Philippe Petit, French high-wire artist, born in Nemours, Seine-et-Marne, 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, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris
  • 1949-04-25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Person of interestMeryl Streep

1949-06-22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • 1949-09-30 Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)
  • 1949-10-22 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1950-01-15 Marius Trésor, French footballer, born in Sainte-Anne, Guadeloupe
  • 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
  • 1950-05-30 Bertrand Delanoë, French politician
  • 1950-06-21 Gérard Lanvin, French actor (Une étrange affaire), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 1951-02-06 Jacques Villeret, French film actor, born in Loches, France (d. 2005)
  • 1951-04-16 Pierre Toutain-Dorbec, French photographer, born in Orbec, Normandy, France
  • 1951-05-16 Christian Lacroix, French fashion designer, born in Arles, France
  • 1951-06-16 Michel Viso, French cosmonaut
  • 1951-06-23 Michèle Mouton, French race car driver
  • 1951-07-16 Jean-Luc Mongrain, French-Canadian journalist, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • 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
  • 1952-01-25 Sara Mandiano [Françoise Castellani], French singer & songwriter, born in France
  • 1952-02-05 Daniel Balavoine, French singer -songwriter, born in Alençon, France (d. 1986)
  • 1952-03-14 J Fred Muggs, chimpanzee (Today show), born in French Cameroon
  • 1952-03-16 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • 1952-03-26 Didier Pironi, French Formula One driver, born in Villecresnes, France (d. 1987)
  • 1952-03-27 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), born in Paris, France (d. 2011)
  • 1952-04-01 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • 1952-04-02 Thierry Le Luron, French humorist, born in Paris (d. 1986)
  • 1952-04-16 Michel Blanc, French actor and director, born in Courbevoie, Hauts-de-Seine, France
  • 1952-04-22 François Berléand, French actor
  • 1952-04-24 Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer (Hermès), born in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France
  • 1952-04-30 Jacques Audiard, French film director
  • 1952-05-06 Christian Clavier, French actor
  • 1952-05-11 Renaud Séchan, French composer
  • 1952-05-23 Anne-Marie David, French singer
  • 1952-09-27 Didier Dubois, French mathematician
  • 1952-10-23 Pierre Moerlen, French rock-jazz fusion drummer and percussionist (Gong: Mike Oldfield), born in Colmar, France (d. 2005)
  • 1952-11-24 Thierry Lhermitte, French comedian and actor
  • 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
  • 1953-04-13 Brigitte Macron, French teacher and wife of politician Emmanuel Macron, born in Amiens, France
  • 1953-04-27 Arielle Dombasle, American-French singer and actress, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1953-09-03 Jean-Pierre Jeunet, French film director (Amelie), born in Roanne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • 1953-09-22 Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • 1953-10-04 Tchéky Karyo, Turkish-French actor
  • 1953-10-12 Serge Lepeltier, French politician, born in Le Veurdre, Allier, France
  • 1953-11-14 Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France
  • 1953-11-23 Francis Cabrel, French folk and country singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Agen, France
  • 1953-12-03 Robert Guediguian, French director (The Snows of Kilimanjaro), born in Marseille, France
  • 1953-12-24 François Loos, French politician, born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1953-12-31 Yahya Ould Hademine, Mauritanian politician & 13th Prime Minister of Mauritania (2014-present), born in Timbédra, French West Africa
  • 1954-01-01 Fr David, rocker, born in Paris, France
  • 1954-01-28 Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France
  • 1954-03-04 François Fillon, French politician and Prime Minister of France (2007-12), born in Le Mans, Sarthe, France
  • 1954-03-09 Carlos Ghosn, French Brazilian automobile executive (Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors), born in Porto Velho, Brazil
  • 1954-07-20 Jay Jay French [John French Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestFrançois Hollande

1954-08-12 François Hollande, 24th President of France (Socialist: 2012-17), born in Rouen, France

French President François Hollande
French President
François Hollande
  • 1954-08-25 Gilbert "Gibus" Duclos-Lassalle, French cyclist
  • 1954-09-17 Joël-François Durand, French classical composer, born in Orléans, France
  • 1954-10-13 Mordechai Vanunu, Israeli nuclear technician and peace activist, born in Marrakesh, French Morocco
  • 1954-10-13 Claude Ribbe, French historian and writer, born in Paris
  • 1954-11-08 David Bret, British biographer and broadcaster, born in Paris
  • 1954-12-06 Miles Chapin, American actor (French Postcards, Get Crazy, Funhouse), born in NYC, New York
  • 1955-01-06 Chantal Langlacé, French runner (women's marathon & 100k world records), born in Amiens, France

Person of interestNicolas Sarkozy

1955-01-28 Nicolas Sarkozy, 23rd President of France (2007-12), born in Paris, France

President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
President of France
Nicolas Sarkozy
  • 1955-03-04 Dominique Pinon, French actor
  • 1955-03-25 Daniel Boulud, French chef and restaurateur
  • 1955-04-05 Charlotte de Turckheim, French actress (Jefferson in Paris), born in Montereau-Fault-Yonne, France
  • 1955-04-30 Nicolas Hulot, French journalist
  • 1955-06-21 David Marshall Grant, American actor (Legs, French Postcards), born in Westport, Connecticut

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2501 - 2,516 of 2,516

  • 2017-07-31 Jeanne Moreau, French actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), dies at 89
  • 2017-08-29 Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, dies at 93
  • 2017-09-08 Pierre Bergé, French industrialist and co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, dies at 86
  • 2017-09-26 Robert Delpire, French publisher, editor and photographer, dies at 91
  • 2017-10-03 Michel Jouvet, French neuroscientist and medical researcher who discovered the region of the brain that controls rapid eye movement (REM sleep), dies at 91
  • 2017-10-09 Hervé Leroux, French fashion designer and founder of Hervé Léger fashion house, dies from a ruptured aneurysm at 60
  • 2017-10-09 Jean Rochefort, French actor (Man on the Train, The Artist and the Model), dies at 87
  • 2017-12-05 Johnny Hallyday [Jean-Philippe Smet], French singer and actor known as the "Elvis Presley of France," dies from lung cancer at 74
  • 2018-01-07 Isabelle "France" Gall, French pop singer (Donner Pour Donner, Sacré Charlemagne), dies from cancer at 70
  • 2018-01-20 Paul Bocuse, French great chef (Legion of Honor), dies of Parkinson's disease at 91
  • 2018-03-05 André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), dies at 86

Person of interestHubert de Givenchy

2018-03-10 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) and founder of Givenchy (1952), dies at 91

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy
  • 2018-05-04 Lionel Lamy, French footballer, dies at 74
  • 2018-06-08 Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), commits suicide by hanging at 61
  • 2018-06-29 Liliane Montevecchi, French-Italian actress, dancer, and singer (Nine, Grand Hotel), dies of colon cancer at 85
  • 2018-10-01 Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum), dies at 94