1997 in France

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1997
in
France
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Events from the year 1997 in France.

Incumbents

Events

  • 27 January – It is revealed that French museums had nearly 2,000 pieces of art that had been stolen by Nazis.
  • 25 May – Legislative Election held.
  • 1 June – Legislative Election held.
  • 3 November – In France, striking truck drivers blockade ports during a pay dispute.

Arts and literature

Sport

Births

Full date unknown

Deaths

January to June

July to September

  • 12 July – François Furet, historian (b. 1927).
  • 4 August – Jeanne Calment, supercentenarian and the oldest living person ever documented in history (b. 1875).
  • 16 August – Jacques Pollet, motor racing driver (b. 1922).
  • 25 September – Jean Françaix, composer, pianist, and orchestrator (b. 1912).

October to December

Full date unknown

See also

References

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