1958 in France
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Events from the year 1958 in France.
- 13 May - Crisis caused by putsch attempt in Algiers involving French officers.
- 1 June - Charles de Gaulle is brought out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.
- 4 June - Charles de Gaulle visits Algeria.
- 28 September - A majority of 79% says yes to the constitution of the French Fifth Republic.
- 2 October - Guinea declares itself independent from France.
- 3 November - New UNESCO building inaugurated in Paris.
- 23 November - Legislative Election held.
- 25 November - French Sudan gains autonomy as a self-governing member of the French Community.
- 28 November - Chad, the Republic of the Congo, and Gabon become autonomous republics within the French Community.
- 30 November - Legislative Election held, to elect the first National Assembly of the Fifth Republic.
- 1 December - Central African Republic becomes independent from France.
- 21 December - Presidential Election won by Charles de Gaulle.
Arts and literature
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- 19 January - Thierry Tusseau, international soccer player
- 26 July - Thierry Gilardi, football and rugby commentator (died 2008)
- 31 August - Éric Zemmour, political journalist and author
- 21 September - Bruno Fitoussi, poker player
- 2 October - Didier Sénac, soccer player
- 26 October - Pascale Ogier, actress (died 1984)
- 24 November - Alain Chabat, actor and director
- 13 February - Georges Rouault, painter and printmaker (born 1871)
- 14 August - Frédéric Joliot-Curie, physicist and Nobel laureate (born 1900)
- 22 August - Roger Martin du Gard, author, winner of the 1937 Nobel Prize for Literature (born 1881)
- 11 October - Maurice de Vlaminck, painter, printmaker and author (born 1876)