1968 in France

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1968
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France
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Events from the year 1968 in France

Incumbents

Events

  • 27 January - French submarine sinks in the Mediterranean with 52 men on board.
  • 22 March - Daniel Cohn-Bendit and seven other students occupy Administrative offices of the University of Nanterre, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead France to the brink of revolution in May.
  • 23 April - surgeons at the Hôpital de la Pitié, Paris, perform Europe's first heart transplant operation.
  • May - student strike in May and June developed into widespread and unprecedented protests over poor working conditions and a rigid educational system, which threatened to bring down the government.
  • 30 May - Georges Pompidou is returned as Prime Minister following general election, but - largely due to the widespread protests of May and June, it lasts for a mere 42 days before president Charles de Gaulle dismisses him and calls a new election.
  • 23 June - Legislative Election held.
  • 30 June - Legislative Election held.
  • 10 July - In the second election, Maurice Couve de Murville is elected as Prime Minister.
  • 24 August - France explodes its first hydrogen bomb, thus becoming the world's fifth nuclear power.
  • 11 September - Air France Flight 1611 crashed into the Mediterranean off Nice, killing all 95 on board.
  • 12 September - Launch of the Peugeot 504, successor the 404, available as a four-door five-seater saloon or five-door seven-seater estate, both with rear-wheel drive.[1]
  • The island of Moruroa (then known as Mururoa) in French Polynesia was used for French nuclear tests twice during the year (in August and September) leading to widespread protest from other Pacific nations.
  • René Cassin wins the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Arts and literature

  • Singer Dalida releases the singles "Le Temps des Fleurs", "Je m'endors dans tes bras", and "Si j'avais des millions".

Sport

Births

January to March

April to June

July to September

October to December

Full date unknown

Deaths

January to March

April to June

July to September

October to December

Full date unknown

See also

References

  1. ^ "Peugeot 504 Prototypes". Garage24.net. 12 September 1968. Retrieved 2011-04-16. 
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