1924 in France
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Events from the year 1924 in France.
- 29 March - Third Ministry of Raymond Poincaré starts.
- 27 April - Group of Alawites kill some Christian nuns in Syria; French troops march against them.
- 11 May - Legislative Election held.
- 25 May - Legislative Election held.
- 18 August - France begins to withdraw its troops from Germany.
- 25 January - The 1924 Winter Olympics open in Chamonix (in the French Alps), inaugurating the Winter Olympic Games.
- 4 May - The 1924 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies held in Paris.
- 22 June - Tour de France begins.
- 20 July - Tour de France ends, won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy.
January to June
- 11 January - Roger Guillemin, neuroendocrinologist, awarded Nobel prize for medicine in 1977
- 13 January - Raymond Hermantier, actor (died 2005)
- 16 January - Henri-Jean Martin, historian of the book and printing (died 2007)
- 19 January - Jean-François Revel, politician, journalist, author and philosopher (died 2006).
- 13 February - Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, journalist and politician (died 2006)
- 20 February - Laurent Dauthuille, boxer (died 1971)
- 23 February - Claude Sautet, author and film director (died 2000)
- 5 March - Roger Marche, international soccer player (died 1997)
- 7 April -
- 12 April - Raymond Barre, politician and economist, Prime Minister (died 2007)
- 7 May - Marcel Moussy, screenwriter and television director (died 1995)
- 22 May
- 12 June - Jacques Pras, cyclist (died 1982)
July to September
- 9 July - Pierre Cochereau, organist and composer (died 1984)
- 17 July - Françoise Adnet, painter (died 2014)
- 7 August - Georges Lévis, comic artist (died 1988)
- 8 August - Edouard Jaguer, poet and art critic (died 2006)
- 10 August - Jean-François Lyotard, philosopher and literary theorist (died 1998)
- 14 August - Georges Prêtre, conductor (died 2017)
- 11 September - Louis Hon, soccer player (died 2008)
- 19 September - Jacques Lusseyran, author (died 1971)
October to December
- 2 October - Gilbert Simondon, philosopher (died 1989)
- 27 October - Alain Bombard, biologist, physician, politician and sailor (died 2005)
- 30 October - Hubert Curien, physicist (died 2005)
- 20 November - Michael Riffaterre, literary critic and theorist (died 2006).
- 26 November - Fernand Cazenave, international rugby union player and coach (died 2005)
- 13 December - Pierre Flamion, soccer player and manager (died 2004)
Full date unknown
- Michel Alaux, fencing master and Olympic gold medallist (died 1974)
- Michel Pinseau, architect (died 1999)
- 24 January - Auguste-Louis-Albéric, prince d'Arenberg, noble and politician (born 1837)
- 14 April - Roland Bonaparte, prince, president of the Société de Géographie (born 1858)
- 24 April - Ferdinand Arnodin, engineer and industrialist (born 1845)
- 15 May - Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant, diplomat and politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (born 1852)
- 11 June - Théodore Dubois, composer and organist (born 1837)
- 1 September - Gabriel Paul Othenin de Cléron, comte d'Haussonville, politician and author (born 1843)
- 21 September - Edouard Deville, first to perfect a practical method of photogrammetry (born 1849)
- 24 September - Alexandre Lacassagne, physician and criminologist (born 1843)
- 12 October - Anatole France, author, awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921 (born 1844)
- 22 October - Louis-Émile Bertin, naval engineer (born 1840)
- 23 October - Marguerite de Witt-Schlumberger, feminist campaigner (born 1853)
- 4 November - Gabriel Fauré, composer, organist and pianist (born 1845)
Full date unknown
- Jean Pierre Philippe Lampué, photographer (born 1836)