June 4th, 1948- The oldest elephant in the world makes it to the 1st level of the
April 1952- The first ever Eiffel Tower television show is broadcasted.
1956- The top of the tower and the 4th level are burned out.
1957- The new top of the tower raises the height by 25 m.
1958- The "Season Of Paris" celebrations welcome brand new lighting for the tower.
June 1959- The 35,000,000th visitor is 10 years old and is given a new car. Neither of
his parents have a license.
September 25th, 1962- Darryl Zanuck presents the film, "The Longest Day", setting
July 11th, 1963- French television records a ballet on the 4th floor entitled, "Heart
1964- 2 men climb the Eiffel Tower to mark the 75th birthday of the making of the
1965- The first electric elevator is placed inside the tower. It is capable of transporting
December 2nd, 1969- A skating rink is placed on the first level of the tower.
October 25th, 1972- 6 shepherds bring 60 sheep to the Champ-de-Mars garden to protest
a military installation.
1974- The Eiffel Tower welcomes over 3,000,000 visitors in one year for the first
October 17, 1977- Arnold Palmer performs a drive off of the 2nd level of the tower.
January 1st, 1981- The single most important set of renovations is made to the tower.
1000 tons is taken off. Staircases and elevators are renovated. Security measures are updated, and new mangement is placed.
September 23rd, 1982- The mayor of Paris inagurates the new facilities of the tower.
December 1st, 1983- The spiral staircase connecting the 2nd floor to the top of
the tower is put up in an international auction.
1987- AJ Hackett bunjee jumps from the 2nd floor of the tower.He is later arrested.
1989- The first service elevator is installed.