1938 in France
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Events from the year 1938 in France.
- 10 April - Édouard Daladier becomes prime minister of France.
- 30 September - Munich Agreement is signed by Germany, France, Britain, and Italy permitting German annexation of Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
- 4 June - 1938 FIFA World Cup begins, hosted by France.
- 19 June - World Cup ends, won by Italy.
- 5 July - Tour de France begins.
- 31 July - Tour de France ends, won by Gino Bartali of Italy.
- 7 January - Roland Topor, illustrator, painter, writer and filmmaker (died 1997)
- 18 February - Louis-Marie Billé, cardinal (died 2002)
- 2 July - Marcel Artelesa, international soccer player
- 9 August - Michèle Girardon, actress (died 1975)
- 20 August - Alain Vivien, politician
- 3 September - Liliane Ackermann, community leader, writer, and lecturer (died 2007)
- 10 November - Claude Serre, cartoonist (died 1998)
- 30 November - Jean Eustache, filmmaker (died 1981)
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- Michel Pêcheux, philosopher (died 1983)
- 20 January - Émile Cohl, caricaturist, cartoonist and animator (born 1857)
- 21 January - Georges Méliès, filmmaker (born 1861)
- 13 May - Charles Édouard Guillaume, physicist, awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1920 (born 1861)
- 4 July - Suzanne Lenglen, tennis player (born 1899)