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Cousteau, Jacques Yves

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1997 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Explorer, Film Director, Inventor

1910 – Born in Saint André de Cubzac, Gironde on the 11th of June.

1930 – He entered French Navy.

1937 – On the 12th of July 1937, he married Simone Melchior.

1973 – Along with his two sons, and Frederick Hyman who was the first President, he created the Cousteau Society for the protection of ocean life; it now has more than 300,000 members.

1975 – Folk singer John Denver composed the song "Calypso" as a tribute to Cousteau and his research ship Calypso.

1977 – He received the UN international environment prize.

1985 – He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Ronald Reagan.

1990 – On the 1st of December, his first wife Simone died of cancer.

1991 – In June, he married Francine Triplet. They already had a daughter Diane Cousteau.

1992 – He was invited to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the United Nations’ international conference on environment and development, and then he became a regular consultant for the UN and the World Bank.

1997 – Died on the 25th of June at the age of 87 of a heart attack while recovering from a respiratory illness.