Events in Poland
January 8 - The Literary Institute in Paris started the edition of "Zeszyty Historyczne".
January 11 - premiere of the film A Touch of the Night.
January 14 - Metropolitan Archbishop of Gniezno and Primate of Poland Józef Kowalczyk was ordained a priest.
January 15 - the Kikut lighthouse was launched.
the authorities closed the Crooked Circle Club.
the State Museum of Przewkowski in Jędrzejów.
February 15 - The Sejm passed the Citizenship Act. The ban on having dual citizenship deprives emigrants of Polish citizenship.
February 18 - the Nordic World Ski Championships began in Zakopane.
February 21 - on the Babiak-Lipie Góry trail, when the train with the Ty246-17 steam locomotive and the fast train passed by, a boiler explosion in the steam locomotive took place. The engine crew was killed and a dozen or so passengers of the fast train were injured.
February 22 - the "Przyjaźń" pipeline was launched, connecting the Soviet Union, Poland and the GDR.
March 9 - premiere of the Oscar-nominated film Knife in the Water directed by Roman Polański, based on a script co-created by Jerzy Skolimowski, Kuba Goldberg and the director himself, with music by Krzysztof Komeda.
March 24 - the first performance of the blue-black group took place in the Gdańsk club "Żak".
April 1 - the program My tape recorder by Mateusz Święcicki inaugurated the regular broadcast of Program III of the Polish Radio.
April 24 - the multi-role PZL-104 Wilga flight test took place.
May 21 - the Polish Cybernetic Society was established.
June 6 - "Supersam", the first large self-service store in Poland, was opened in Warsaw.
July 1 - Wisła was granted city rights.
July 7 - Czarna Wieś received city rights and the name of Czarna Białostocka.
July 18 - 36 towns were granted municipal rights.
July 20 - in Warsaw sprinter Teresa Ciepły set the Polish record in the 100 m race with the result of 11.5 seconds.
27 July - the Narew Ostrołęka football club was established.
September 2 - the runner Jerzy Kowalski sets a Polish record in the 400 m race with the result of 46.0 s.
September 9 - consecration of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
16th of September:
runner Janina Piórko set the Polish record in the 400 m race with a result of 55.7 s.
runner Krystyna Nowakowska set the Polish record in the 800 m race with a score of 2: 05.8 s.
August 19 - bank robbery in Wołów: robbers stole banknotes worth over PLN 12 million (the average salary at that time was around PLN 2,000).
October 2 - Polish Television broadcast the first bedtime story, Jacek and Agatka.
During the Great Parade of the Warsaw Pact Forces in Szczecin, there was a tragic accident, a Polish tank ran over seven children with its caterpillars and injured 21 people.
train crash near Piotrków Trybunalski: 34 people were killed and 67 injured as a result of a collision of two fast trains.
October 12 - the first block of the Halemba power plant was put into operation.
November 12 - premiere of the film Two Who Stole the Moon, based on the novel by Kornel Makuszyński.
November 13 - The National Defense League was established.
November 15 - Warsaw: the western Hala Mirowska, rebuilt after the war, is put into use.
December 1 - The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Warsaw, due to the construction of the W-Z route and the extension of Leszno Street (at that time Al. Gen. K. Świerczewskiego), on the night of November 30 to December 1 was moved 21 meters back.
December 4 - the trial of 6 perpetrators of a bank robbery in Wołów began in Wrocław.
December 14 - Wrocław Television launched.
December 19 - 33 people died when the PLL LOT Vickers Viscount scheduled plane returning from Brussels crashed during the landing approach at the Warsaw airport in Okęcie.
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