2006 in France


2006 in France

"See also:"
2005 in France,
other events of 2006,
2007 in France.

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Events from the year 2006 in France.

Incumbents

* President - Jacques Chirac
* Prime Minister - Dominique de Villepin
* Interior Minister - Nicolas Sarkozy
* Finance Minister -
* Foreign Minister -

Events

*9 March - Sablé-sur-Sarthe hostage crisis: A former teacher takes 23 hostages including 21 students. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4790468.stm "Ex-teacher seizes French students"] , "BBC News Online"]
*April - France formally charges six defendants of the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp. [http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/paperchase/2006/09/france-judge-postpones-terrorism.php France judge postpones terrorism verdict for former Guantanamo detainees] ]
*July - France begins the trial against six defendants of the Guantanamo Bay detainment camp.
*11 October - A train crash at Zoufftgen kills six people. [cite news| url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6053204.stm| title=Luxembourg takes rail crash blame| publisher=BBC News| date=2006-10-15| accessdate=2006-10-16| ]
*16 November - Franco–Italian–Spanish Middle East Peace Plan is announced.

Arts and Literature

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*10 February26 February - France at the 2006 Winter Olympics: France wins 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze medals at the Winter Olympics in Turin in Italy. [ [http://turin.franceolympique.com Official site for the 2006 France Olympic Team] fr icon]
*10 March19 March - France at the 2006 Winter Paralympics: France wins 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze medals at the Winter Paralympics in Turin.
*1 July - Tour de France begins.
*9 July - Italy wins the 2006 FIFA World Cup by beating France 5-3 on penalties. The score after extra time is 1-1.
*23 July - Tour de France ends, won by Óscar Pereiro of Spain.

Births

Deaths

January

*27 January - Jean-Christophe Lafaille, mountaineer (b.1965).

February

*9 February - André Strappe, international soccer player (b.1928).
*12 February - Henri Guédon, percussionist (b.1944).
*13 February - Ilan Halimi, kidnap and murder victim (b. c1982).
*14 February - Darry Cowl, musician and actor (b.1925).

March

*9 March - Jean Leymarie, art historian (b.1919).
*10 March - Jean Hermil, Roman Catholic bishop of Viviers (b.1917).
*22 March - Pierre Clostermann, flying ace, author, engineer and politician (b.1921).
*March - Jean Desclaux, rugby union coach (b.1922).

April

*5 April - Alain de Boissieu, Army chief-of-staff (b.1914).
*17 April - Jean Bernard, physician and haematologist (b.1907).
*25 April - Roger Duchêne, biographer (b.1930).
*30 April - Jean-François Revel, politician, journalist, author and philosopher (b.1924).

May

*1 May - Jean-Pierre Hubert, author (b.1941).
*9 May - Edouard Jaguer, poet and art critic (b.1924).
*23 May - Philippe Amaury, publishing tycoon and entrepreneur (b.1940).
*24 May - Claude Piéplu, actor (b.1923).
*26 May - Édouard Michelin, businessman (b.1963).
*26 May - Raymond Triboulet, resistance fighter and politician (b.1906).
*27 May - Michael Riffaterre, literary critic and theorist (b.1924).
*29 May - Johnny Servoz-Gavin, motor racing driver (b.1942).

June

*5 June - André Mandouze, academic and journalist (b.1916).
*6 June - Léon Weil, World War I veteran (b.1896).
*11 June - Rolande Falcinelli, organist, pianist and composer (b.1920).
*15 June - Raymond Devos, humorist, comedian and clown (b.1922).
*19 June - René Renou, wine expert (b.1952).
*20 June - Raymond Daudel, theoretical and quantum chemist (b.1920).
*21 June - Jacques Lanzmann, writer, scriptwriter and lyric writer (b.1927).

July

*3 July - Francis Cammaerts, Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent (b.1916).
*8 July - Catherine Leroy, photojournalist and photographer (b.1945).
*20 July - Charles Bettelheim, economist and historian (b.1913).
*20 July - Gérard Oury, actor, writer and producer (b.1919).
*29 July - Pierre Vidal-Naquet, historian (b.1930).

August

*2 August - Maurice Kriegel-Valrimont, militant communist, resistance fighter and politician (b.1914).
*10 August - Olivier Lecerf, businessman and racehorse owner (b. c1928).
*17 August - Bernard Rapp, film director and television news presenter (b.1945).
*26 August - François Lamoureux, European civil servant (b.1946).
*26 August - Marie-Dominique Philippe, Dominican philosopher and theologian (b.1912).

eptember

*3 September - Françoise Claustre, archaeologist, [b.1937).
*9 September - Gérard Brach, film director and screen writer (b.1927).
*11 September - Solange Fernex, pacifist activist and politician (b.1934).
*20 September - Henri Jayer, vintner (b.1922).
*30 September - André Schwarz-Bart, novelist (b.1928).

October

*6 October - Claude Luter, jazz clarinetist (b.1923).
*9 October - Coccinelle, transsexual actress and entertainer (b.1931).
*9 October - Danièle Huillet, filmmaker (b.1936).
*12 October - Eugène Martin, motor racing driver (b.1915).
*17 October - Daniel Emilfork, actor (b.1924).
*28 October - Tina Aumont, actress (b.1946).

November

*2 November - Adrien Douady, mathematician (b.1935).
*3 November - Paul Mauriat, musical director (b.1925).
*7 November - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, journalist and politician (b.1924).
*10 November - Maurice Floquet, France's oldest man on record (b.1894).
*11 November - Anicée Alvina, singer and actress (b.1953).
*12 November - Alphonse Halimi, boxer (b.1932).
*14 November - Gustave Choquet, mathematician (b.1915).
*14 November - Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, journalist, essayist and novelist (b.1929).
*23 November - Philippe Noiret, actor (b.1930).

December

*1 December - Claude Jade, actress (b.1948).
*27 December - Pierre Delanoë, songwriter/lyricist (b.1918).

Full date unknown

*Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, psychoanalyst (b.1928).

References


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