TODAY in the PAST: January 31, 1977
Grand opening of Beaubourg (Pompidou Centre or Centre Georges Pompidou) – the famous modern art museum in Paris. Named after President Georges Pompidou, the French typically call it Beaubourg, after the area where it is located. It is in the 4th arrondissement in Paris, near Les Halles.
Beaubourg, Paris, France (in English)
Inauguration de Beaubourg (in French)
TF1 French news anchor calls it un triomphe (a triumph)!