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In order to prepare your future production projects, you'll find below a selection of the most important anniversary dates in 2017.




April 11, 1977: death of Jacques Prévert, the great popular poet, scriptwriter and creator of the greatest puns of the French language, who worked tirelessly for the recognition of his painter friends.







May 3, 1987: tragic death of Dalida, icon of chanson française throughout theFrench-speaking world. From the 60s to the late 80s, several generations were lulled by the melodies of her songs, which from cha cha cha to disco, have lived through fashions and trends.









June 5, 1967: beginning of the Six-Day War. In less than a week, the Israeli army led by Moshe Dayan conquered new territories in Egypt, Syria and Jordan. The geopolitical consequences of this devastating war can still be felt today throughout the region.






October 9, 1967: death of Che Guevara. Three years befor he passed away, the Cuban revolutionary was interviewed by RTS, smiling and smoking a cigar. He detailed the impact of the American blockade on the Cubans' daily life.







November 5, 1977: death of René Goscinny, creator of Asterix, Iznogoud and Le Petit Nicolas, also scriptwriter of the Lucky Luke comics. This selection gathers the interviews of the man who first popularized comics scriptwriters.







November 22, 2007: death of choregrapher Maurice Bejart, after ore than 40 years of cross-culture work, creation and boldness in contemporary danse.








November 24, 1997: death of French singer Barbara, whose RTS exclusive interviews reflect the passion, the moving honesty and the technical mastery of  one of the most important French stars.







December 8, 1987: beginning of the the First Intifada, a Palestinian protest movement characterized by the widespread throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli forces.






December 25, 1977: death of comic actor and film director Charlie Chaplin. In one of the rare interviews shot by Swiss television in his Corsier-sur-Vevey mansion, Charlie Chaplin talks about his shyness and nervousness on the set, but with the wit and grace of a genuine cinema genius.