1997 in France

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See also: 1996 in France, other events of 1997, 1998 in France.


Events from the year 1997 in France.

Events[edit]

  • 27 January – It is revealed that French museums had nearly 2,000 pieces of art that had been stolen by Nazis.
  • 25 May – Legislative Election held.
  • 1 June – Legislative Election held.
  • 3 November – In France, striking truck drivers blockade ports during a pay dispute.

Arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

Births[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January to June[edit]

July to September[edit]

  • 12 July – François Furet, historian (b. 1927).
  • 4 August – Jeanne Calment, supercentenarian and the oldest living person ever documented in history (b. 1875).
  • 16 August – Jacques Pollet, motor racing driver (b. 1922).
  • 25 September – Jean Françaix, composer, pianist, and orchestrator (b. 1912).

October to December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

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