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  • 2020
    • Death of Alfred Hitchcock

    • 29 April 1980
    • 29 April 2020
    • Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980) was a British film director, producer and screenwriter. During his 60-year career, he made 53 full-length features. Among their number were some of the classics of the 7th art, including "Notorious", "Rear WIndow", "North by Northwest", "Psycho", and "The Birds".
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    • The Cannes Film Festival is an international film festival founded in 1946.
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    • 12 May 2020
    • 24 Hours of Le Mans car race

    • 16 June 2018
    • 13 June 2020
    • The 24 Hours of Le Mans race is a 24-hour car race that takes place on a road track south of Le Mans in June. The race started in 1923 and has been part of the world endurance championship since 2012.
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    • The Tour de France is a cycling competition by stages founded in 1903 by two journalists, Henri Desgrange and Géo Lefèvre, of the magazine "L'Auto". It takes place in July every year and includes a time trial as well as stages in the Pyrénées and the Alps. In this collection created with Amaury Sport Organisation, you will find the most memorable images of the Tour de France from the 40s to this day.
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    • 27 June 2020
    • World AIDS day

    • 01 December 2020
    • The AIDS epidemic broke out in the very early 20th Century in DR Congo, and today more than 36 million people in the world are affected by AIDS. In 2016, 6,003 in France people found out they were HIV positive. 44% of these people are gay or bisexual men.
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    • 04 April 1960
    • 04 April 2020
    • The independence of the majority of African countries

    • In 1960, 14 territories in French Sub-Saharan Africa became independent. Demands for self-determination began to emerge in the middle of the 1950s and by the end of the decade, de Gaulle was struggling to contain what he himself called “the rush for independence”.
    • 06 April 2000
    • 06 April 2020
    • Death of the former Tunisian president, Habib Bourguiba

    • Placed under house arrest since General Ben Ali's coup d'état on 7th Nov 1987, Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000) was to have a private funeral. He was president of Tunisia from 1957 to 1987 and set up a modern and independent state.
    • 06 April 2005
    • 06 April 2020
    • Death of the Prince Rainier of Monaco

    • Prince Rainier III of Monaco (1923-2005), né Rainier Louis Henri Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi, was the sovereign prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005, a long reign of 56 years.
    • 08 April 1950
    • 08 April 2020
    • Death of Vaslav Nijinski

    • Le célèbre danseur étoile et chorégraphe russe Vaslav Nijinski meurt à Londres à l'âge de 61 ans. Il avait arrêté de danser en 1920, après avoir perdu la raison.
    • 09 April 2015
    • 09 April 2020
    • Death of Nina Companéez

    • Nina Companéez (1937-2015) was a French screenwriter an film director, who worked for television, stage and cinema. Her best knowns TV works were “Les dames de la côte” in 1979and “L’allée du roi” in 1995.
    • 11 April 1945
    • 11 April 2020
    • Release of prisoners from the Buchenwald concentration camp

    • Buchenwald was set up in 1937 in a woody area with numerous camps around it. It was one of the largest concentration camps set up in Germany by the Nazis.
    • 12 April 1965
    • 12 April 2020
    • Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan wed

    • Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan were married at Loconville. They would divorce 15 years later in December 1980.
    • 13 April 1975
    • 13 April 2020
    • Onset of war in the Lebanon

    • War was waged in the Lebanon from 1975 to 1990, punctuated by foreign interventions. The civilian death toll was estimated at between 130,000 and 250,000.
    • 15 April 1980
    • 15 April 2020
    • Death of Jean-Paul Sartre

    • Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a French writer and philosopher, known for representing the Existentialist movement. His work and personality left their mark on academic and political life in France from 1945 to the end of the 1970s.
    • 15 April 1990
    • 15 April 2020
    • Death of Greta Garbo

    • Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was a Swedish actress revealed by Hollywood and dubbed “the Diva”. Her best known films are: "Flesh and the Devil" (1926), "Ana Karenina" (1935), and "Ninotchka" (1939). She was awarded an Oscar of Honour for her career in 1955.
    • 16 April 1970
    • 16 April 2020
    • Landslide at the Plateau d’Assy

    • On the 15th April 1970 overnight, a mudslide swept away the sanatorium for sick children at the Plateau d’Assy in Haute Savoie. For several days, 350 rescue workers worked to find any survivors. 71 people died, including 56 children.
    • 17 April 1920
    • 17 April 2020
    • Birth of Edmonde Charles-Roux

    • Edmonde Charles-Roux (1920-2016) was a French writer and journalist for women’s magazines (Elle, Vogue) and offers a vision of fashion closely related to the Arts. Her first novel Oublier Palerme was published in 1966 and was awarded the Goncourt Prize. She married politician Gaston Deferre.
    • 17 April 1970
    • 17 April 2020
    • The aborted Apollo 13 mission

    • This third mission of the Apollo programme aimed at bringing a crew to the Moon had to be aborted due to an oxygen tank explosion that occurred during the journey from Earth to the Moon. The team returned to Earth safe and sound by using a lunar module as an escape vessel.
    • 18 April 1955
    • 18 April 2020
    • Death of Albert Einstein

    • Albert Einstein (1879-1955), physicist and theoretician, is today considered to be one of the greatest scientists in history.
    • 18 April 1955
    • 18 April 2020
    • Bandung Conference

    • The Bandung (Indonesia) Conference was held on 18 - 24 April 1955, bringing together 29 African and Asian countries for the first time. It heralded the arrival of Third World countries on the international scene.
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