1972 in France
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Events from the year 1972 in France.
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Sport
- 5 Births
- 6 Deaths
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- President: Georges Pompidou
- Prime Minister: Jacques Chaban-Delmas (until 6 July), Pierre Messmer (starting 6 July)
- January - Launch of the Renault 5, one of the world's first small hatchbacks.
- 23 April - French European Economic Community enlargement referendum, voters approved the accession of the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, and Norway to the EEC.
- 16 June - 108 die as two passenger trains hit debris of a collapsed railway tunnel near Soissons.
- 1 July - Canadian ketch Vega, flying the Greenpeace III banner, collides with the French naval minesweeper La Paimpolaise while in international waters to protest French nuclear weapon tests in the South Pacific.
- October - The Peugeot 104, the smallest four-door car in the world, is launched.
- 28 October - The first flight of the Airbus A300, the first airliner built by Airbus.
Arts and literature
- 'Liaisons Dangereuses' - by Choderlos de Laclos
January to March
- 1 January - Lilian Thuram, international soccer player.
- 4 January - Sylvain Deplace, soccer player.
- 9 January - Frédéric Bessy, cyclist.
- 17 January - Olivier Sourgens, rugby union player.
- 18 January - Bruno Alicarte, soccer player.
- 22 January - Yves Demaria, motocross racer.
- 8 February - Mathieu Verschuère, soccer player.
- 17 February - Philippe Candeloro, figure skater.
- 22 February - Laurence Leboucher, mountain bike and cyclo-cross racer.
- 3 March - Jacques Rémy, soccer player.
- 8 March - Nicolas Fargues, novelist.
- 12 March - Laurent Dufresne, soccer player.
- 22 March
- 23 March - Judith Godrèche, actress and author.
- 24 March - Christophe Dugarry, soccer player.
- 25 March - Sébastien Flute, archer and Olympic gold medallist.
- 27 March - Agathe de La Fontaine, actress.
- 29 March - Cédric Lécluse, soccer player.
April to June
- 2 April - Fabrice Bry, volleyball player.
- 3 April - Sandrine Testud, tennis player.
- 21 April - Gwendal Peizerat, ice dancer.
- 29 April - Anne-Sophie Lapix, journalist and television presenter.
- April - Olivier Doleuze, jockey.
- 5 May - Laurent Capet, volleyball player.
- 6 May - Sébastien Amiez, alpine skier.
- 11 May - Benoît Magimel, actor.
- 15 May - David Charvet, actor.
- 20 May - Christophe Dominici, international rugby union player.
- 22 May - Nathalie Teppe, heptathlete.
- 28 May - Jocelyn Blanchard, soccer player.
- 8 June - Frédéric Esther, boxer.
- 17 June - Antoine Albeau, windsurfer.
- 19 June - Jean Dujardin, comedian.
- 23 June - Zinedine Zidane, international soccer player.
- 28 June - Samir Amirèche, soccer player.
July to September
- 5 July - David Benyamine, tennis, billiards and poker player.
- 6 July
- 10 July - Stéphane Carnot, soccer player.
- 14 July - Loïc Le Meur, entrepreneur and blogger.
- 28 July - Walter Bénéteau, cyclist.
- 5 August - Yann Lachuer, soccer player.
- 7 August - Ghislain Lemaire, judoka.
- 19 August - Fabien Cool, soccer player.
- 20 August - Olivier Guégan, soccer player.
- 1 September - Vincent Riou, sailor.
- 13 September - Olivier Echouafni, soccer player.
- 19 September - Sébastien Maté, soccer player.
- 21 September - Olivia Bonamy, actress.
October to December
- 5 October - Jean-Sebastien Bax, soccer player.
- 15 October - Mathieu Demy, actor.
- 19 October - Fabien Leclercq, soccer player.
- 24 October - Frédéric Déhu, soccer player.
- 11 November - Stéphane Cassard, soccer player.
- 16 November - Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, golfer.
- 20 November
- 22 November - Olivier Brouzet, rugby union player.
- 27 November - Stéphane Pocrain, television journalist.
- 3 December - Laurent Roux, cyclist.
- 4 December - Franck Tournaire, international rugby union player.
- 5 December - Antoine Préget, soccer player.
- 6 December - Cyrille Pouget, soccer player.
- 13 December - Claude-Arnaud Rivenet, soccer player.
- 19 December - Cédric Soulette, rugby union player.
- 22 December - Vanessa Paradis, singer and actress.
- 24 December - Richard Dutruel, soccer player.
- 26 December - Jérôme Le Banner, kickboxer and K-1 practitioner.
- 31 December - Grégory Coupet, international soccer player.
Full date unknown
- Jules de Balincourt, painter.
- Fabrice Bellard, computer programmer.
- Vanessa Duriès, novelist (died 1993).
- Sylvain Guillot, jockey.
- Gilles Trehin, artist and author.
January to March
- 1 January - Maurice Chevalier, actor and singer (born 1888).
- 6 January - Xavier Vallat, politician and Commissioner-General for Jewish Questions in Vichy France (born 1891).
- 19 January - Suzanne Malherbe, illustrator and designer (born 1892).
- 20 January - Jean Casadesus, classical pianist (born 1927).
- 29 January - Claire Ferchaud, religious mystic (born 1896)
- 17 February - Youenn Drezen, Breton nationalist writer and activist (born 1899).
- 21 February
- 4 March - Maurice Diot, cyclist (born 1922).
- 17 March - Adolphe Bousquet, rugby union player (born 1899).
- 28 March - Joseph Paul-Boncour, politician (born 1873).
April to June
- 10 April - Henri de la Falaise, translator, film director and film producer (born 1898).
- 11 April - Maurice Cottenet, soccer player (born 1895).
- 26 April - Jacques de Bernonville, collaborationist and senior police officer in the Vichy regime (born 1897).
- 27 April - Lucien Sarti, drug trafficker and killer-for-hire (b. c1931).
- 5 May - Roger Courtois, international soccer player (born 1912).
- 7 May
- 28 May - Violette Leduc, author (born 1907).
- 5 June - Jean Moreau, politician (born 1888).
- 29 June - Boby Lapointe, singer (born 1922).
- 30 June - Hervé Budes de Guébriant, engineer (born 1880)
July to September
- 7 July - Marcel-Frédéric Lubin-Lebrère, rugby union player (born 1891).
- 22 July - Max Aub, author, playwright and literary critic (born 1903).
- 14 August - Jules Romains, poet and writer (born 1885).
- 16 August - Pierre Brasseur, actor (born 1905).
- 21 August
- 24 August - Lucien Rebatet, author, journalist and intellectual (born 1903).
- 14 September - Jean-Jacques Bernard, playwright (born 1888)
- 19 September - Robert Casadesus, pianist and composer (born 1899).
- 21 September - Henry de Montherlant, essayist, novelist and playwright (born 1896).
- 28 September - Maurice Thiriet, composer (born 1906).
October to December
- 29 October - Julien Maitron, cyclist (born 1881).
- 18 November - André Héléna, writer (born 1919).
- 27 November - Robert Schurrer, athlete and Olympic medallist (born 1890).
- 13 December - René Mayer, politician and Prime Minister of France (born 1895).
- 15 December - François Bourbotte, soccer player (born 1913).