Cousteau, Jacques Yves
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.
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