1978 in France


1978 in France

"See also:"
1977 in France,
other events of 1978,
1979 in France.

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Events from the year 1978 in France.

Events

*1 February - Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
*12 March - Legislative Election held.
*19 March - Legislative Election held.
*4 May - Communist activist Henri Curiel is murdered in Paris.
*16 May - Amoco Cadiz ran aground off the coast of Brittany, split in two and spilled 68.7 million gallons of oil.
*18 May-19 May - Belgian and French paratroopers fly to Zaire to aid the fight against the rebels.
*26 June - Bombing by Breton nationalists causes destruction in Versailles.

Arts and Literature

*22 April - Eurovision Song Contest held in Paris and won by Israel.

port

*29 June - Tour de France begins.
*23 July - Tour de France ends, won by Bernard Hinault.

Births

January to March

*5 January - Franck Montagny, motor racing driver.
*6 January - Renaud Dion, cyclist.
*11 January - Stéphane Morisot, soccer player.
*14 January - Éric Sitruk, soccer player.
*17 January - Stéphane Pasquier, jockey.
*21 January - David Coulibaly, soccer player.
*30 January - Sébastien Sansoni, soccer player.
*7 February - Nicolas Ardouin, soccer player.
*8 February - Loïc Jean-Albert, parachuter.
*11 February - Aurélien Cologni, rugby league player.
*16 February - Nicolas Florentin, soccer player.
*26 February - Stéphane Bonnes, soccer player.
*5 March - Stéphane Martine, soccer player.
*13 March - Faustine Merret, windsurfer and Olympic gold medallist.
*22 March - Arnaud Le Lan, soccer player.
*26 March - Cédric Mouret, soccer player.
*27 March - Amélie Cocheteux, tennis player.
*28 March - Fabien Audard, soccer player.
*30 March - Édouard Cissé, soccer player.
*31 March - Jérôme Rothen, international soccer player.

April to June

*4 April - Mathieu Assou-Ekotto, soccer player.
*5 April - Boussad Houche, soccer player.
*5 April - Arnaud Tournant, cyclist.
*8 April - Didier Domi, soccer player.
*11 April - David Ducourtioux, soccer player.
*5 May - Bruno Cheyrou, soccer player.
*11 May - Laetitia Casta, supermodel and actress.
*15 May - Sébastien Chabbert, soccer player.
*15 May - Yohan Demont, soccer player.
*27 May - Jacques Abardonado, soccer player.
*29 May - Sébastien Grosjean, tennis player.
*2 June - Nicolas Bal, Nordic combined skier and Olympic medallist.
*6 June - Faudel, singer.
*11 June - Julien Rodriguez, soccer player.
*15 June - Jérôme Moïso, basketball player.
*17 June - Isabelle Delobel, ice dancer.
*17 June - Véronique Delobel, ice dancer.
*23 June - Frédéric Leclercq, bassist.

July to September

*3 July - François Uzan, film director and screenwriter.
*17 July - Émilie Simon, singer and composer.
*18 July - Mélissa Theuriau, journalist and news anchor.
*20 July - Cédric Heymans, rugby union player.
*26 July - Matthieu Bataille, judoka.
*28 July - Yannick Jauzion, rugby union player.
*29 July - Julien Laharrague, rugby union player.
*4 August - Emmanuelle Boidron, actress.
*7 August - Alexandre Aja, film director.
*9 August - Audrey Tautou, actress.
*14 August - Pascal Delhommeau, soccer player.
*19 August - François Modesto, soccer player.
*19 August - Sebastien Tortelli, twice World Champion motocross racer.
*27 August - Franck Queudrue, soccer player.
*29 August - Yves Deroff, soccer player.
*31 August - Philippe Christanval, soccer player.
*9 September - Alioune Touré, soccer player.
*11 September - Laurent Courtois, soccer player.
*13 September - Sonia Huguet, cyclist.
*20 September - Julien Bonnaire, rugby union player.
*23 September - Frédéric Daquin, soccer player.
*23 September - Ingrid Jacquemod, alpine skier.
*27 September - Jean-Joël Perrier-Doumbé, soccer player.

October to December

*5 October - Fabien Boudarène, soccer player.
*29 October - Jérôme Guisset, rugby league player.
*28 November - Denis Flahaut, cyclist.
*November - Mélanie Doutey, actress.
*7 December - Jean Bouilhou, rugby union player.
*10 December - Grégory Proment, soccer player.
*16 December - Sylvain Distin, soccer player.

Full date unknown

*Valérie Crunchant, actress.
*Audrey Dana, actress.
*Damien Luce, pianist.

Deaths

January to June

*8 January - André François-Poncet, politician and diplomat (b.1887).
*16 January - Jean Gounot, gymnast and Olympic medallist (b.1894).
*22 January - Léon Damas, poet and politician (b.1912).
*24 January - Georges Perros, writer (b.1923).
*31 January - Marie-Louise Damien, singer and actress (b.1889).
*2 March - Alix Combelle, swing jazz tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader (b.1912).
*11 March - Hélène Bouvier, operatic mezzo-soprano (b.1905).
*11 March - Claude François, singer and songwriter (b.1939).
*15 March - Jacques Forestier, rheumatologist (b.1890).
*18 March - François Duprat, negationist writer (b.1941).
*19 March - Gaston Julia, mathematician (b.1893).
*20 March - Jacques Brugnon, tennis player (b.1895).
*23 April - Jacques Rueff, economist and adviser to the French Government (b.1896).
*4 May - Henri Curiel, political activist, assassinated (b.1914).
*24 June - Robert Charroux, writer (b.1909).

July to December

*14 July - Gaston Ragueneau, athlete and Olympic medallist (b.1881).
*22 July - André Chapelon, mechanical engineer and designer of steam locomotives (b.1892).
*23 July - Danielle Collobert, author, poet and journalist (b.1940).
*26 August - Charles Boyer, actor (b.1899).
*6 September - Max Décugis, tennis player (b.1882).
*8 September - Jean Nicolas, international soccer player (b.1913).
*19 September - Étienne Gilson, Thomistic philosopher and historian of philosophy (b.1884).
*16 November - Claude Dauphin, actor (b.1903).
*5 December - Bernard Faÿ, historian (b.1893).
*21 December - Roger Caillois, writer and intellectual (b.1913).

Full date unknown

*Georges Bénézé, philosopher (b.1888).
*Henri Chapron, automobile coachbuilder (b.1886).
*Robert Debré, pediatrician (b.1882).
*Camille Le Mercier d'Erm, poet, historian and Breton nationalist (b.1888).

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