Born: Jan 27, 1934 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
1934 - Born on the 27th of January in Boulogne-Billancourt, near Paris.
1974 - Deputy National Secretary of the Socialist party, responsible for youth.
1979 - Member of the European Parliament.
1981 - French agriculture minister.
1983 - Minister for Trade.
1988-1990 - French European affairs minister.
1991 - Cresson was appointed to the prime ministerial post by President François Mitterrand on the 15th of May.
1992 - She soon became strongly unpopular among the electorate and had to leave office after less than one year, following the Socialists' poor showing in regional elections.
1995 - European Commissioner for Education, Research and Sciences.
1997 - On the expiry of his contract on the 1st of March, Berthelot was offered another visiting scientist’s contract, for a period of one year expiring at the end of February 1998.
- On the 31st of December, Mr Berthelot requested the termination of his contract from that date, on medical grounds.
1999 - She was the main target in the fraud allegations that led to the resignation of the Santer Commission.
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