1946 in France
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Events from the year 1946 in France.
- 16 January - Charles de Gaulle resigns as a head of a French provisional government.
- 20 January - Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
- 6 March - Ho Chi Minh signs an agreement with France which recognizes Vietnam as an autonomous state in the Indochinese Federation and the French Union.
- 19 March - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion become overseas départements of France.
- 7 April - Syria's independence from France is officially recognised.
- 5 May - Constitutional Referendum held and proposed constitution rejected.
- 2 June - Legislative Election held.
- 5 July - Bikinis go on sale in Paris.
- 13 October - Constitutional Referendum held and constitution approved, creating the French Fourth Republic.
- 10 November - Legislative Election held for the first National Assembly of the Fourth Republic.
- 12 December - Léon Blum founds a government of socialist parties in France.
- 24 December - French Fourth Republic founded.
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January to June
- 14 February - Tina Aumont, actress (died 2006).
- 7 April - Colette Besson, Olympic athlete (died 2005).
- 13 May - Jean Rondeau, motor racing driver and constructor (died 1985).
- 16 May - Jean-Michel Gaillard, politician (died 2005).
- 19 May - André the Giant, professional wrestler (died 1993).
- 17 June - Gérard Grisey, composer (died 1998).
July to December
- 22 July - Mireille Mathieu, singer.
- 30 September - Claude Vorilhon, leader of Raëlian Movement.
- 6 November - Romain Argyroudis, soccer player.
- 18 November - Pierre Chanal, soldier and suspected serial killer (died 2003).
- 8 December - Jacques Bourboulon, photographer.
- 17 December - François Lamoureux, European civil servant (died 2006).
- 24 December - Roselyne Bachelot, politician.
Full date unknown
- Alain Dorval, voice actor.
- 9 June - Charles Burguet, film director (born 1878).
- 9 August - Léon Gaumont, inventor, engineer, film pioneer and industrialist (born 1864).