Why Famous: Co-developed the Aqua-Lung, pioneered marine conservation onboard his ship Calypso and was a member of the Académie française.
- 1937-07-12 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris
- 1991-06-28 Explorer Jacques Cousteau (81) weds Francine Triplet in Paris
- 1954-01-17 Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
- 1956-05-10 9th Cannes Film Festival: "The Silent World" directed by Jacques Cousteau and Louis Malle wins the Palme d'Or
- 1956-07-29 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
- 1968-01-08 Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV