1982 in France

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Events from the year 1982 in France.



  • 18 January - Swiss activist Chaïm Nissim fires five rockets, obtained from the Red Army Faction through Carlos the Jackal, on the Superphénix nuclear plant, then under construction. Rockets are launched at the incomplete containment building and cause damage, missing the reactor's empty core.
  • 14 March – Cantonales Elections held.
  • 21 March – Cantonales Elections held.
  • 4 July – 8th G7 summit begins in Versailles.
  • 6 July – 8th G7 summit closes.
  • 31 July – 53 persons, 46 of them children, die in a road accident in Beaune in France's worst road accident.
  • 9 August – Six people are killed and 22 injured when the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on the Rue des Rosiers in Paris' Jewish quarter is attacked by terrorists.
  • 28 August – The "Irish of Vincennes" are arrested by a secret presidential anti-terrorist police unit on suspicion of the Jo Goldenberg attack. They are later exonerated when the evidence against them is found to have been planted.
  • 2 October – Launch of the Citroën BX, successor to the Citroën GS.[1]



January to March

April to June

July to September

October to December

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January to June

July to December

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
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