Ina MEDIAPRO calendar

See what will be in the news tomorrow ! Find all the highlights of the year in our selected events.
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  • 2019
    • Death of Françoise Sagan

    • 24 September 2004
    • 24 September 2019
    • Novelist and playwright, Françoise Sagan (1935-2004), published her first novel, "Bonjour Tristesse" (Hello Sadness) in 1954 and sold several million copies.
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    • A trailblazer and major figure in French TV, the journalist, director, producer and presenter Pierre Sabbagh created France's and the world's first TV news bulletin in 1949. He also directed "Au théâtre ce soir", which proved highly successful.
    • Death of Pierre Sabbagh
    • 30 September 1994
    • 30 September 2019
    • Nobel Peace Prize for the Dalai Lama

    • 05 October 1989
    • 05 October 2019
    • A symbol of resistance against the Chinese Communist regime, Tenzin Gyatso – the 14th Dalai Lama – was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle, based on tolerance and mutual respect, for the liberation of Tibet.
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    • Ruth Elizabeth Davis (1908-1989) better known as Bette Davis, was an American film actress, known for her strong personality and artistic talent, demonstrated during a career that spanned six decades and included over one hundred films.
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    • Death of Bette Davis
    • 06 October 1989
    • 06 October 2019
    • Death of François Truffaut

    • 20 October 1984
    • 20 October 2019
    • French film director and screenwriter François Truffaut was one of the film directors who formed the New Wave.
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    • A star of many talents, Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) featured in a number of classic films, including Vera Cruz, From Here to Eternity, and The Leopard. He actively supported the Civil Rights Movement, opposed the Vietnam War, and supported the fight against AIDS.
    • Death of Burt Lancaster
    • 21 October 1994
    • 21 October 2019
    • Birth of Marcel Cerdan

    • 28 October 1949
    • 28 October 2019
    • Marcel Cerdan (1916-1949) was a French boxer. At the age of 18, he fought his first professional match. And in the 1940s, he won so many matches that he was nicknamed the "Moroccan bomber”. He was also known for his love affair with Edith Piaf.
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    • Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908-2009) was an anthropologist and ethnologist who had a major impact on the social sciences and humanities, and was a key figure in the development of structuralism. One of his most seminal works is "Tristes Tropiques".
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    • Death of Claude Lévi-Strauss
    • 30 October 2009
    • 30 October 2019
    • Death of Robert Boulin

    • 30 October 1979
    • 30 October 2019
    • The body of France’s minister for labour Robert Boulin was found in a pond in the forest of Rambouillet. The official cause of death was suicide, but this verdict is still being challenged today.
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    • Indira Gandhi was the daughter of Nehru, and Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977, and from 1980 to 1984.
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    • Death of Indira Gandhi
    • 31 October 1984
    • 31 October 2019
    • Outbreak of the Algerian War

    • 01 November 1954
    • 01 November 2019
    • The conflict would last from 1954 to 1962, primarily with Algeria and would also have repercussions in mainland France. The French State was at war with the Algerian seperatists of the National Liberation Front (FLN).
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    • The fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the physical separation between East and West Berlin. The Wall was the most striking symbol of the "Iron Curtain" that divided Europe.
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    • Fall of the Berlin Wall
    • 09 November 1989
    • 09 November 2019
    • Eurostar on track

    • 14 November 1994
    • 14 November 2019
    • The channel tunnel traffic has been opened to the Eurostar high speed TGV train. They will allow passengers to travel from Paris to London in three hours.
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    • The Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia was marked by a series of peaceful demonstrations. It precipitated the fall of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, which was in power until the government resigned on 24 November.
    • Triumph of the Velvet Revolution in Prague
    • 24 November 1989
    • 24 November 2019
    • World AIDS day

    • 01 December 2019
    • 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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    • Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) was a French artist, and a major figure in the Impressionist movement. He painted more than four thousand pictures, including "Le Bal du moulin de la Galette", one of the most famous, in 1876.
    • Death of Auguste Renoir
    • 03 December 1919
    • 03 December 2019
    • Death of Sonia Delaunay

    • 05 December 1979
    • 05 December 2019
    • Sonia Delaunay was a French painter and designer. With her husband, the artist Robert Delaunay, she tirelessly explored the possibilities of colour. Her works took many forms, and she was also active in the applied arts, for example in the design of objects, Haute Couture and fabric design. She was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
    • Jean-Paul Sartre declined the Nobel Prize for Literature awarded by the Swedish Academy. This was the first time a prizewinner had declined the prize.
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    • Jean-Paul Sartre declines the Nobel Prize for Literature
    • 10 December 1964
    • 10 December 2019
    • The "Erika" shipwreck

    • 12 December 1999
    • 12 December 2019
    • The "Erika", a oil tanker chartered by Total, the French oil company, floundered off the coast of Brittany on 12 Dec 1999. It was transporting 30,884 tonnes of heavy fuel, of which 18,000 leaked into the sea. It polluted over 400 km of coastline from Finistère to Charente Maritime.
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    • Revolution broke out in Romania on 22 December 1989, and the Ceausescu couple were arrested while fleeing, and executed.
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    • Revolution in Romania
    • 22 December 1989
    • 22 December 2019
    • Pierre Soulages celebrates his 100th birthday

    • 24 December 2019
    • The French artist Pierre Soulages was born in Rodez in southwest France. He is best known for his use of black, a colour and a non-colour, making light and reflections play on it. With the stained glass windows in Conques, he chose to take a new look at art on glass to enhance the Romanesque architecture.
    • The first flight of the European satellite launcher Ariane 1 from the Guyana Space Centre in Kourou
    • First flight of Ariane
    • 24 December 1979
    • 24 December 2019
    • The Perfect Storm in France

    • 26 December 1999
    • 26 December 2019
    • Lothar is the name given to the storm that devastated the forests of France, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark on 26th Dec 1999, causing unpercedented damage with winds reaching speeds of up to 259 km/h.
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  • 2020
    • Paris was hit by a number of terrorist attacks targeting the weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo, the police, and shoppers at a kosher supermarket. 17 victims, 3 terrorists killed.
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    • The Paris attacks of January 2015
    • 07 January 2015
    • 07 January 2020
    • Haiti earthquake

    • 12 January 2010
    • 12 January 2020
    • On 12 January 2010, an earthquake of a magnitude higher than 7 on the Richter scale hit the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince along with its surroundings. The scale of human losses and material destruction led to a significant mobilisation by the international community.
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    • The Kyoto Agreement takes effect on 16th Feb 2005. It allows the application of this international agreement to fight global climate change.
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    • Kyoto Agreement
    • 16 February 2005
    • 16 February 2020
    • Vladimir Putin at the head of Russia

    • 26 March 2000
    • 26 March 2020
    • Vladimir Putin was born on 7 October 1952, and has been elected four times as the President of the Russian Federation. As an ex-KGB officer, he became a close advisor to Boris Yeltsin, who handed over the reins of government to him in 1998. He was re-elected in March 2018 with 76% of the vote.
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    • 20 September 1989
    • 20 September 2019
    • Inauguration of the TGV to the Atlantic

    • In 1989, the TGV was brought into service on train lines from Paris’ Montparnasse Station to the west of Brittany and down to the Basque Country. Today, the trains can reach speeds of 300 km per hour.