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    • 18 April 1934
    • 18 April 2024
    • The launch of Citroën’s front-wheel drive (Traction Avant)

    • The Traction Avant was produced by French car maker Citröen beween 1934 and 1957. Its image was notably linked in the public’s imagination to the period of the Occupation.
    • 18 April 1949
    • 18 April 2024
    • Proclamation of the Republic of Ireland

    • Ireland broke away from the British Commonwealth and announced the founding of the Republic of Ireland or Eire. The two main political parties of the new republic were the Fianna Fáil and the Fine Gael, both conservative.
    • 18 April 1964
    • 18 April 2024
    • The founding of RTF’s second channel.

    • The RTF’s second channel was set up on 24 July 1964, and became ORTF Télévision 2.
    • 18 April 1974
    • 18 April 2024
    • Death of Marcel Pagnol

    • Marcel Pagnol (1895-1974) was a French novelist, film and stage director and a member of the French Academy. He founded his own production company and film studios in Marseille in 1934, and made a number of films adapted from his own books.
    • 20 April 1994
    • 20 April 2024
    • The death of Jean Carmet

    • A French actor and screenwriter (1920-1994), he appeared in two hundred films. He was awarded the César for best actor in 1986 and won two Césars for best actor in secondary roles for “Les misérables” and “Merci la vie”. He was also awarded a César d’honneur in 1994.
    • 21 April 1964
    • 21 April 2024
    • Broadcast of the first programme of “Cinéastes de notre temps” (Film makers of our times).

    • A collection of documentaries produced by Janine Bazin and André S. Labarthe, broadcast on the ORTF between 1964 and 1972. In 1999, it was scheduled on Arte 1989 under the title “Cinéma, de notre temps”.
    • 23 April 2004
    • 23 April 2024
    • France closes its last coal mine

    • France closes its last coal mine at La Houve, Creutzwald, in the mining area of Moselle.
    • 23 April 2024
    • The "Printemps de Bourges" Music Festival

    • Music festival where the most famous artists join in with unknown up-and-coming musicians. Founded by Daniel Colling, Alain Meilland and Maurice Frot, it has taken place in April every year in Bourges since 1977.
    • 24 April 2019
    • 24 April 2024
    • The death of Dick Rivers

    • Dick Rivers (1945-2019) was a French rock singer. He started his career with the "Chats sauvages" before going solo. He was among the rock stars, like Johnny Hallyday and Eddy Mitchell, who popularised rock ‘n roll à la française in the early 1960s.
    • 24 April 2019
    • 24 April 2024
    • The death of Jean-Pierre Marielle

    • Jean-Pierre Marielle (1932-2019) was a French actor, who starred in over 100 films. He was often cast in comic roles ("Les galettes de Pont Aven"...), but also stood out in dramatic roles ("Tous les matins du monde", "La controverse de Valladolid"…)
    • 25 April 1974
    • 25 April 2024
    • The Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought hopes of democracy

    • The Carnation Revolution in Portugal came to an end leading to the fall of Salazar's dictatorial reign, in place since 1933.
    • 26 April 1984
    • 26 April 2024
    • The death of Count Basie

    • Count Basie (1904-1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist and orchestra conductor.
    • 26 April 2009
    • 26 April 2024
    • The death of Macha Béranger

    • A French radio presenter (1941-2009). For almost 30 years, Macha Béranger presented the nightly radio programme, “Allô Macha”, on France Inter.
    • 27 April 1994
    • 27 April 2024
    • Nelson Mandela, President of the Republic of South Africa

    • The first multiracial elections to be held in South Africa brought the ANC to power. Nelson Mandela was elected President of the Republic, with Frederik de Klerk as Vice-President. The country’s flag was changed to symbolise the end of Apartheid.
    • 27 April 2014
    • 27 April 2024
    • The canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II at the Vatican

    • The two Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were declared saints of the Catholic Church (1181- 1963) at a ceremony at the Vatican.
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