1983 in France

Events from the year 1983 in France.

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1983
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France

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See also:Other events of 1983
History of France  • Timeline  • Years

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  • 19 January – Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
  • February – Launch of the Pininfarina styled modern supermini hatchback, the Peugeot 205, which will be produced alongside the 104, though its predecessor is set to be withdrawn from most export markets by the end of the year once the 205 is on sale in all key markets. The 205 is initially sold as a five-door hatchback, but will be joined by a three-door version and a high performance GTI next year.[1]
  • 6 February – Klaus Barbie is officially charged with war crimes.
  • 24 February – The Peugeot 205 supermini is officially launched with a range of hatchbacks and convertibles.
  • 6 March – Municipal Elections held.
  • 13 March – Municipal Elections held.
  • 23 September – Violence erupts in New Caledonia between native Kanaks and French expatriates. The French government withdraws the promise of independence.
  • 16 October – Production of Renault's flagship 20 and 30 is finished after eight years to make way for the 25.
  • 23 October – Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 US servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
  • 20 November – Launch of the Renault 25 executive car, replacement for both the Renault 20 and Renault 30.[2]
  • 31 December – Two bombs explode in France. One on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. The other at Marseille station kills 2 and injures 34.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "La Renault 25".
  3. ^ Harnsberger, Lindsey C. (1997). Essential Dictionary of Music: The Most Practical and Useful Music Dictionary for Students and Professionals. Los Angeles: Alfred Publishing Co. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-88284-728-3.

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