1953 in France
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History of France • Timeline • Years
Events from the year 1953 in France.
- President: Vincent Auriol
- President of the Council of Ministers:
- 4 January - Operation Bretagne ends, with French victory over the Viet Minh in Vietnam.
- 24 March - Death of Paul Couturier, architect of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
- 9 May – France agrees to the provisional independence of Cambodia with the king Norodom Sihanouk.
- 5 July - First meeting of the assembly of the European Economic Community in Strasbourg.
- 17 July - Miss France Christiane Martel Won Miss Universe 1953
- 28 July - Operation Camargue, further French military action against the Viet Minh, begins.
- 10 August - Operation Camargue ends.
- 13 August - 4 million workers go on strike in France to protest against austerity measures.
- 25 August - General strike ends in France.
- 9 November - Cambodia becomes independent from France.
- 20 November - Operation Castor, airborne operation to establish a fortified airhead in Điện Biên Province, starts.
- 22 November - Operation Castor ends.
Arts and literature
- 28 January - Anicée Alvina, singer and actress (died 2006)
- 20 February - Gérard Araud, diplomat
- 16 March - Isabelle Huppert, actress
- 8 August - Jean Hélène, journalist (died 2003)
- 19 August - Benoît Régent, actor (died 1994)
- 22 September - Ségolène Royal, politician
- 12 October - Serge Lepeltier, politician
- 14 November - Dominique de Villepin, politician, Prime Minister of France
- 23 November - Francis Cabrel, singer-songwriter
- 29 November - Christine Pascal, actress, writer and director (died 1996)
- 1 December - Antoine de Caunes, television presenter, actor, writer and film director
- 24 March - Paul Couturier, priest and promoter of the concept of Christian unity (born 1881)
- 4 April - Rachilde, author (born 1860)
- 4 July - Jean Becquerel, physicist (born 1878)
- 9 August - Auguste Giroux, rugby union player (born 1874)
- 30 November - Francis Picabia, painter and poet (born 1879)