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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 477

0845-03-28 - Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
0888-01-13 - Odo, Count of Paris, becomes King of the Franks.
0951-07-08 - Paris is founded
1242-06-06 - 24 wagonloads of Talmudic books burned in Paris
1259-12-04 - Treaty of Paris: English king Henry III & French King Louis IX
1277-03-07 - Condemnation of 219 philosophical and theological theses by Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris.
1303-05-20 - Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English and arranges for marriage of English Prince Edward to French Princess Isabella
1323-03-06 - Treaty of Paris
1349-10-05 - Paris' theologist Jean de Fayt warns against the Flagellants at Avignon
1370-04-22 - Building begins of Bastille fortress in Paris
1390-10-29 - First trial for witchcraft in Paris.
1393-01-28 - Fire during Royal Ball at Paris, 4 die (Ball of the Ardents)
1418-06-12 - An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
1420-12-01 - Henry V of England enters Paris.
1463-01-05 - French poet Francois Villon banished from Paris
1525-03-20 - Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
1550-01-10 - 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
1562-03-15 - General Francois de Guise enters Paris
1576-02-03 - Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
1581-10-15 - Commissioned by Catherine De Medici, the 1st ballet "Ballet Comique de la Reine," is staged in Paris
1588-05-09 - Duke Henri de Guise's troops occupy Paris
1588-05-12 - Catholic League under duke Henri de Guise occupies Paris
1588-05-13 - King Henri III flees Paris
1590-09-05 - Alexander Farnese's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris.
1594-03-22 - French King Henri IV festival in Paris
1596-12-22 - Ferryboat Meuniers crashes in Paris, 150 die
1610-05-15 - Parliament of Paris appoints Louis XIII (8) as French king
1635-02-10 - Academie Francaise forms in Paris (by Cardinal Richelieu)
1640-03-09 - Pierre Corneilles "Horace," premieres in Paris
1651-02-06 - -7] Cardinal Mazarin flees Paris
1652-07-04 - Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris
1652-10-13 - Prince of Condé flees Paris
1652-10-21 - King Louis XIV returns to Paris
1653-02-03 - Cardinal Mazarin returns to Paris from exile
1656-12-14 - Artificial pearls 1st manufactured by M Jacquin in Paris made of gypsum pellets covered with fish scales
1659-01-24 - Pierre Corneille's "Oedipe," premieres in Paris
1664-07-31 - Pierre Corneille's "Othon" premieres in Paris
1665-09-22 - Molieres "L'amour Medecin," premieres in Paris
1665-12-04 - Jean Racine's "Alexandre le Grand" premieres in Paris
1667-04-09 - 1st public art exhibition (Palais-Royale, Paris)
1667-11-07 - Jean Racines "Andromaque," premieres in Paris
1668-12-13 - Jean Racine's "Britannicus" premieres in Paris
1670-11-28 - Pierre Corneille's "Tite et Berenice" premieres in Paris
1672-01-01 - Jean Racine's "Bajazet," premieres in Paris
1673-01-13 - Jean Racine's "Mithridate," premieres in Paris
1674-10-11 - Pierre Corneille's "Surena," premieres in Paris
1679-01-31 - Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon," premieres in Paris
1682-05-01 - Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory
1686-02-15 - Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide," premieres in Paris
1696-12-19 - Jean-Francois Regnard's "Le Joueur" premieres in Paris
1705-12-29 - Prosper Jolyot's "Idomenée," premieres in Paris
1708-12-14 - Prosper Jolyot's "Electre" premieres in Paris
1714-02-17 - Parliament of Paris accepts Pope Clemens XI's "Unigenitus" degree
1715-05-04 - French manufacturer debuts 1st folding umbrella (Paris)
French Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireFrench Enlightenment Philosopher Voltaire 1718-11-18 - Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
1720-10-17 - Pierre de Marivaux' "Arlequin Poli Par l'Amour," premieres in Paris
1722-05-03 - Pierre de Marivaux' "La Double Inconstance" premieres in Paris
1726-05-05 - Marie de Camargo (16) premieres at Opera of Paris
1727-05-31 - France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
1727-06-13 - Spain underwrites Preliminairy of Paris
1728-04-22 - Pierre de Marivaux' "Le Triomphe de Plutus" premieres in Paris
1730-12-11 - Voltaire's "Brutus" premieres in Paris
1732-01-29 - Paris churchyard of Saint-Medard closed after Jansenistic ritual
1732-08-13 - Voltaire's "Zaire," premieres in Paris
1762-11-03 - Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
1762-12-09 - British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris
1763-02-10 - Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
1765-03-09 - After a public campaign by the writer Voltaire, judges in Paris posthumously exonerate Jean Calas of murdering his son. Calas had been tortured and executed in 1762 on the charge, though his son had actually committed suicide.
1770-01-13 - De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris
Enlightenment Philosopher Denis DiderotEnlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot 1771-09-26 - Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel," premieres in Paris
1771-11-04 - Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
1774-04-19 - CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris
1778-01-27 - Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres, Paris
1778-02-06 - France recognizes USA, signs treaty of aid in Paris; 1st US treaty
1783-09-03 - Treaty of Paris signed (ending US Revolutionary War)
1783-12-01 - Jacques Charles & Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris
1784-01-14 - US Revolutionary War ends; US Congress of the Confederation ratifies the Treaty of Paris
1784-05-20 - Britain & Netherlands sign peace treaty (Peace of Paris)
French Emperor Napoleon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 1785-09-28 - Napoleon Bonaparte (16) graduates from the military academy in Paris (42nd in a class of 51)
1787-07-15 - Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
1789-07-15 - Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
1789-10-05 - French Revolution: Women of Paris march to Versailles in the March on Versailles to confront Louis XVI about his refusal to promulgate the decrees on the abolition of feudalism, demand bread, and have the King and his court moved to Paris.
1789-10-06 - French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
1791-03-02 - Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
1791-07-17 - Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.
1791-09-30 - The National Constituent Assembly in Paris is dissolved; Parisians hail Maximilien Robespierre and Jérôme Pétion as incorruptible patriots.
1792-07-25 - The Brunswick Manifesto issued to population of Paris promising vengeance if French Royal Family harmed.
1792-08-10 - Mobs in Paris attack palace of Louis XVI
1792-12-26 - During trial of French King Louis XVI court hears the kings defense brought by Raymond Desèze
1793-06-10 - 1st public zoo opens in Paris
1793-08-10 - Louvre palace officially opens in Paris as The Museum Central des Arts
1793-10-31 - Execution of Girondins at Paris, during Reign of Terror
1793-11-12 - Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
1794-07-27 - Coup of thermidor/fall of Robespierre in Paris
1794-11-19 - Jakobin Club forms in Paris
1795-09-23 - Conseil of the Cinq-Cents (Council of 500), forms in Paris
1796-05-15 - France & Sardinia sign Peace treaty of Paris
1797-03-13 - Cherubini's opera "Medée" premieres in Paris
1797-10-22 - Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute descent from a balloon (Paris)
1803-01-11 - Monroe & Livingston sail for Paris to buy New Orleans; they buy La

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 187

1201-10-09 - Robert de Sorbon, founded Sorbonne University, Paris
1340-11-30 - John duke of Berry, captain of Paris/art collector
1625-08-14 - François de Harlay de Champvallon, Archbishop of Paris (d. 1695)
1628-01-12 - Charles Perrault, Paris France, author (Mother Goose)
1668-11-10 - Francois Couperin, Paris France, composer/organist (Concerts Royaux)
1676-12-19 - Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, Paris France, composer/organist
Fairytale writer Charles PerraultFairytale writer Charles Perrault (1628-01-12) 1688-02-04 - Pierre De Marivaux, Paris France, writer (Marianne)
1707-02-15 - Claude Prosper, Paris France, novelist
1715-01-26 - Claude Helvetius, Paris France, philosopher
1743-08-26 - Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier, Paris, father of mod chemistry (Oxygen)
1744-08-01 - Jean-Baptiste-Pierre-Antoine Monnet de Lamarck, Paris, French naturalist (Lamarckian evolution)
1766-11-16 - Rodolphe Kreitzer, France, composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
1770-02-05 - Alexandre Brongniart, Paris, mineralogist/geologist (Tertiary)
1771-11-14 - Marie François Xavier bichat, Paris, anatomist and physiologist (tissue theory), (d. 1802)
Anatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier BichatAnatomist and Physiologist Marie Francois Xavier Bichat (1771-11-14) 1779-01-15 - Jean Coralli, Paris, ballet producer/choreographer
1779-12-19 - Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, Paris France, engraver
1800-03-25 - Paulin Paris, French historian
1802-08-05 - Niels H Abel, Norwegian mathematician (Abel's Comparisons)
1809-03-27 - Georges Eugene Haussmann, Paris France, architect
1810-12-11 - Alfred de Musset, Paris, writer (Un Caprice, Bettine)
1818-06-17 - Charles Francois Gounod, Paris France, opera composer (Faust)
1832-01-23 - Edouard Manet, Paris, French impressionist painter (Olympia, The Luncheon on the Grass), (d. 1883)
1840-11-14 - Claude Monet, Paris, impressionist (Water Lilies), (d. 1926)
Impressionist Painter Claude MonetImpressionist Painter Claude Monet (1840-11-14) 1844-02-21 - Charles-Marie Widor, Lyons France, composer/prof (Paris Conservatory)
1848-02-24 - Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris)
1848-08-19 - Gustave Caillebotte, French shipbuilding design/painter (Rue de Paris)
1849-04-24 - Joseph S Gallieni, general (Battle of Marne)/milt governor (Paris)
1852-09-20 - Edouard baron Empain, Belgian railway builder (Paris Metro)
1852-09-28 - Henri Moissan [Ferdinand-Frederic-], Paris France, chemist (Nobel 1906), (d. 1907)
1853-03-08 - Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina)
Chemist and Nobel Laureate Henri MoissanChemist and Nobel Laureate Henri Moissan (1852-09-28) 1854-09-01 - Engelbert Humperdinck, Germany, opera composer (Parisfal)
1859-12-02 - Georges Seurat, Paris France, post-impressionist painter (Grande Jatte), (d. 1891)
1873-01-28 - Colette [Sidonie-Gabrielle], Paris, French novelist and performer (Gigi)
1873-11-10 - Henri Rabnaud, Paris France, composer (Le Premer Glaire)
1874-01-25 - [William] Somerset Maugham, Paris, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage)
1875-04-04 - Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)
1875-07-31 - Harry Northrup, Paris France, actor (Who's That Knocking at My Door)
Novelist and Performer ColetteNovelist and Performer Colette (1873-01-28) 1876-04-04 - Maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)
1882-12-22 - Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright
1884-01-31 - Nicholas Joy, Paris France, actor (Boss Lady)
1886-03-07 - Raymond Largay, Wisc, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl)
1888-09-12 - Maurice Chevalier, Paris, thanked heaven for little girls (Gigi)
1889-01-27 - Balthasar van der Pol, physicist (Comparison of Van der Pol)
1890-08-15 - Jacques Ibert, Paris France, composer (Escales)
1891-01-26 - Ilya G Ehrenburg, Kiev Ukraine, writer (Fall of Paris, The Thaw)
1891-04-19 - Francoise Rosay, Paris, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison, Saraband)
1893-12-16 - Vladimir Golschmann, Paris France, conductor with Immortal Downbeat
1894-04-23 - George Renevant, Paris, actor (Moulin Rouge, Scotland Yard, Comrade X)
1894-12-17 - David Butler, San Francisco California, director (April in Paris, Calamity Jane)
1897-04-04 - Pierre Fresnay, Paris France, actor (Grand Illusion)
Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-CuriePhysicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (1897-09-12) 1897-09-12 - Irene Joliot-Curie, Paris, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, (d. 1956)
1897-12-23 - Julien Carette, Paris France, actor (Sylvia & the Phantom)
1899-01-07 - Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Paris, composer/pianist (Les Biches)
1899-09-23 - Marcel Dalio, [Israel Blauschild], Paris France, actor (China Gate)
1899-11-16 - Mary Margaret McBride, Paris Mo, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC)
1899-12-31 - Gaston Glass, Paris France, film executive
1900-11-17 - Marcel Dalio, Paris, actor (Casablanca)
1900-11-25 - Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
1901-03-19 - Jo Mielziner, Paris, set designer (Carousel, Death of a Salesman)
1902-04-03 - Henri Garat, Paris France, actor (Congress Dances)
1902-04-13 - Philippe de Rothschild, Paris, manager (Bordeaux Vineyard)
1902-12-22 - Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, France, WW II hero (liberator of Paris)
1903-02-21 - Madeleine Renaud, Paris France, actress (Helene, Longest Day)
1903-05-08 - Fernandel, [Fernand JD Contandin], French actor (Paris Holiday)
1903-08-19 - Claude Dauphin, Corbell France, actor (April in Paris, Deported)
1903-09-13 - Claudette Colbert, [Lily Chauchoin], Paris, actress (Texas Lady)
1904-06-18 - Manuel Rosenthal, Paris France, composer (Bootleggers)
1905-04-02 - Serge Lifar, Kiev, dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet)
1905-04-08 - George Baxter, Paris France, actor (Flying Saucer, Lili, Caged)
1905-08-08 - Andre Jolivet, Paris France, composer (L'Eunuque)
1906-04-28 - Pierre [Louis] Boileau, Paris France, novelist (Vertigo)
1906-06-03 - Josephine Baker, dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere)
1906-06-24 - Pierre Fournier, Paris France, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire)
1906-12-27 - Oscar Levant, Pittsburgh, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life)
1908-08-13 - Gene Raymond, NYC, actor (Paris 7000, Fireside Theater)
1909-02-03 - Simone Weil, Paris, social philosopher/Resistance fighter (WW II)
1909-07-14 - Annabella, [Suzanne G Charpentier], Paris, actress (Dinner at Ritz)
1910-02-28 - Vincente Minnelli, Chicago IL, director (American in Paris, Gigi)
1910-12-19 - Jean Genet, Paris France, criminal/novelist/dramatist (The Blacks)
1911-01-05 - Jean-Pierre Aumont, Paris France, actor (Cat & Mouse, Happy Hooker) (d. 2001)
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou (1911-07-05) 1911-07-05 - Georges Pompidou, Paris, President/Prime Minister of France (1962-74), (d. 1974)
1911-10-14 - Le Duc Tho, North Vietnamese representive at Paris peace talk
1912-05-29 - Lucie Aubrac [Bernard], Paris, history teacher and French resistance member, (d. 2007)
1912-08-23 - Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
1912-09-13 - Reta Shaw, South Paris Maine, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1913-03-18 - Rene Clement, Bordeaux France, director/writer (Is Paris Burning)
1913-04-11 - Oleg Cassini, Paris France, fashion designer (Jackie Kennedy)
1914-07-31 - Raymond Aubrac, Paris, French resistance leader, (d. 2012)
1914-09-08 - Dimitrios I, patriarch (primus interparis orthodox Christians)
1915-03-15 - David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris)
1915-09-29 - Brenda Marshall, Philippines, actress (Sea Hawk, Paris After Dark)
Singer Edith PiafSinger Edith Piaf (1915-12-19) 1915-12-19 - Edith Piaf, [E Giovanna Gassion], Paris, chanteuse (Little Sparrow), (d. 1963)
1916-12-31 - Suzy Delair, Paris France, actress (Utopia, White Paws)
1917-10-20 - Jean-Pierre Melville, Paris France, director (A Cop)
1918-01-28 - Suzanne Flon, Paris France, actress (One Deadly Summer, Moulin Rouge)
1919-09-09 - Jacques Marin, Paris, actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo)
1920-01-22 - George Breakston, Paris France, actor/director (Jungle Stampede)
1920-04-04 - Eric Rohmer, Nancy France, actor (6 in Paris, Collector, Perceval)
1920-05-16 - Dave Philley, Paris, Texas, Major League Baseball switch-hitter (record 9 straight pinch hits), (d. 2012)
1920-09-30 - Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

1846-08-16 - Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 2nd wife Olympe Pélissier in Paris
Singer Edith PiafSinger Edith Piaf (1935-08-19) 1935-08-19 - French singer Edith Piaf (19) weds Andrew Johnseppe in Belleville, Paris
1960-06-04 - "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)
1966-04-09 - Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
1994-12-17 - Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France
2002-09-01 - "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in in Paradise, Nevada
2005-05-12 - "La Femme Nikita" actress Anne Parillaud (45) weds musician Jean-Michel Jarre (56) in Paris
Actress Eva LongoriaActress Eva Longoria (2007-07-07) 2007-07-07 - Actress and model Eva Longoria (37) weds NBA player Tony Parker (30) at The Church of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris, France
2008-02-02 - 23rd French Republic President Nicolas Sarkozy (53) weds supermodel-turned-singer Carla Bruni (39) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France
2009-02-14 - Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris
2010-03-15 - Stand-up comedian and writer Sacha Baron Cohen (40) weds actress Isla Fisher (36) in Paris, France
2010-11-07 - Supermodel and who's also the face of L'Oreal Paris Doutzen Kroes (25) weds DJ Sunnery James in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 63 of 63

0898-01-01 - Odo, earl of Paris/king of France (888-98), dies at about 39
0901-11-10 - Adelaide of Paris, Queen of Western Francia
0956-02-17 - Hugo the Great, earl of Paris/duke of Francia, dies at about 55
1160-07-21 - Peterus Lombardus, Italian theologist/bishop of Paris, dies
1393-01-28 - Earl of Joigny, burned at royal ball in Paris
1416-07-15 - John, Duke of Berry, captain of Paris, dies
1603-12-13 - François Viète, French mathematician dies in Paris (b. 1540)
1655-07-28 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist/novelist, dies at 36 in Paris
1687-03-22 - Jean-Baptiste Lully, Paris, French baroque composer (b. 1632)
1703-11-19 - Man in the Iron Mask, prisoner in Bastille prison in Paris, dies
1801-08-24 - Jacques-Denis Antoine, French builder (La Monnaie Paris), dies at 68
1815-12-29 - Saartjie Baartman, Hottentot Venus, dies in Paris
1835-11-16 - Louis Angely, German comedic poet (Paris in Pommern), dies at 48
1848-06-27 - Denis-Auguste Affre, archbsp of Paris (1840-48), shot to death at 54
1856-02-17 - Heinrich Heine, German poet, dies at 58 in Paris
Writer/Poet Oscar WildeWriter/Poet Oscar Wilde (1900-11-30) 1900-11-30 - Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46
1914-07-30 - Jean Jaurès, leading socialist, assassinated in Paris
1916-02-29 - Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
1916-05-27 - Joseph S Gallieni, General/military governor of Paris, dies
1917-10-15 - Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris
1918-03-25 - Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La mer), dies in Paris at 55
1926-06-25 - Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
1927-06-14 - Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
Composer Claude DebussyComposer Claude Debussy (1918-03-25) 1937-07-11 - George Gershwin, composer (American in Paris), dies at 38
1937-12-28 - Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62
1947-11-28 - Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44
1960-01-24 - John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
1960-11-28 - Richard N Wright, US author (Native son), dies at 52 in Paris France
1963-08-31 - George F Broque, cubist painter, dies at 81 in Paris
1965-10-28 - Ben Barka, Moroccan opposition leader, kidnapped & murdered in Paris
1965-10-29 - Mehdi Am Barka, Moroccan socialist leader, murdered in Paris
1971-06-25 - Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
1972-08-14 - Oscar Levant, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou (1974-04-02) 1974-04-02 - Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62
1974-09-04 - Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
1974-09-28 - Raymond Largay, actor (April in Paris, Variety Girl), dies at 88
1975-10-24 - Ismail Erez, Turkish ambassador, killed by car bomb in Paris
1977-01-18 - Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
1977-08-21 - Octavus L "Octave" van Aerschot, actor (Scandal in Paris), dies at 87
1977-09-16 - Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
1978-08-03 - Ezzedin Kalak, Palestinian PLO representative in Paris, murdered
1978-11-17 - Claude Dauphin, actor (Paris Precinct), dies at 75
1979-08-29 - Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
1979-12-07 - Prince Chahryar Shafik, Shah of Iran's nephew, murdered in Paris
Writer Jean-Paul SartreWriter Jean-Paul Sartre (1980-04-15) 1980-04-15 - Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist philosopher and writer (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74
1982-01-07 - Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
1982-01-19 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
1982-01-20 - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
1986-03-31 - Jerry Paris, director/actor (Jerry-Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 60
1988-01-20 - Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
1988-05-23 - David Schoenbrun, CBS broadcast bureau head (Wash, Paris), dies at 73
1990-07-23 - Georges Flamant, actor (La Chienne), dies in Paris at 86
1990-10-13 - Le Duc Tho, North Vietnamese negotiator in Paris (1975), dies at 78
1991-05-15 - Freddie Paris, dies
1991-08-06 - Shapour Bakhtiar, premier Iran (1979), dies in Paris
1991-10-02 - Dimitrios I, patriarch/primus interparis orthodox Christians, dies
Singer/Actress Marlene DietrichSinger/Actress Marlene Dietrich (1992-05-06) 1992-05-06 - Marlene Dietrich, [Maria Losch], actress (Angel), dies in Paris at 90
1993-08-10 - Ken England, US screenwriter (Good Girls Go to Paris), dies at 82
1993-08-29 - Dorian Corey, actor (Paris is Burning), dies of AIDs at 56
1994-02-05 - Fred de Bruyne, Flemish cyclist/gang leader (Paris-Nice), dies at 63
1997-08-31 - Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris at 36
2004-11-11 - Yasser Arafat, co-founder and Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, revolutionary and nobel prize winner dies in Paris at 75
2006-05-01 - Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)


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