French History (Part 26)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2501 - 2,600 of 2,964

  • 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 ambient-electronic musician (Oxygène; Équinoxe), born in Lyon, France
  • 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, born in Paris, France
  • 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 ("Amoureuse"), born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France, France
  • 1949-04-25 Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French economist, lawyer, and politician, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France

Meryl Streep

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

  • 1949-09-30 Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)
  • 1949-10-22 Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Nancy, Monaco; 3 x Premier League, 7 x FA Cup 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 (Dheepan - 2015 Palme d'Or), born in Paris France
  • 1952-05-06 Christian Clavier, French actor
  • 1952-05-11 Renaud [Séchan], French pop singer, composer, and actor, born in Paris, France
  • 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 (Socialist party), 1st Frenchwoman to be nominated for the Presidency by a major party, born in Dakar, French West Africa
  • 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 Guédiguian, French director (The Snows of Kilimanjaro; Marius and Jeannette), 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 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
  • 1954-03-04 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 [Segall], American rock guitarist (Twisted Sister), born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • 1955-03-04 Dominique Pinon, French actor (Delicatessen, Outlander), born in Saumur, France
  • 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
  • 1955-06-23 Jean Tigana, French footballer
  • 1955-06-27 Isabelle Adjani, French actress (Story of Adele H, Driver, Ishtar), born in Paris, France
  • 1955-07-29 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • 1955-09-29 Benoît Ferreux, French actor (Murmur of the Heart ), born in Bordeaux, France
  • 1955-10-07 Yo-Yo Ma, Chinese-American cellist (2001 National Medal of Arts, 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom), born in Paris, France

Christine Lagarde

1956-01-01 Christine Lagarde, French lawyer and politician, 1st female head of the IMF, born in Paris

  • 1956-01-14 Étienne Daho, French singer-songwriter, born in Oran, Algeria

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2501 - 2,505 of 2,505

Hubert de Givenchy

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

  • 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-songwriter ("She"; "Monsieur Carnavel"; "Tin Drum"), dies at 94