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1972 in France

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1972
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See also:Other events of 1972
History of France  • Timeline  • Years

Events from the year 1972 in France.

Incumbents

Events

  • January – Launch of the Renault 5, one of the world's first small hatchbacks.[2]
  • 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.
  • 5 July – President Pompidou dismisses prime minister Chaban-Delmas following rumours of financial misdoing.[1]
  • October – The Peugeot 104, the smallest four-door car in the world, is launched.[3]
  • 28 October – The first flight of the Airbus A300, the first airliner built by Airbus.

Sport

Births

January to March

April to June

July to September

October to December

Full date unknown

Deaths

January to March

April to June

July to September

October to December

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Bernard Jouve; Christian Lefevre (11 October 2013). Local Power, Territory and Institutions in European Metropolitan Regions: In Search of Urban Gargantuas. Routledge. pp. 66–. ISBN 978-1-135-28378-0.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Current Biography Yearbook. H. W. Wilson Company. 1974. p. 458. ISBN 978-0-8242-0543-0.
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