Events in Poland
January 15 - Radio Katowice aired the first program of the cabaret Zespół Adwokacki Discretion.
January 28 - the premiere of the film Protective Colors.
January 29 - The Central Statistical Office published a communiqué about 1976. The average salary was PLN 3963.
February 1 - a meeting of the branches of the Polish Writers' Union (ZLP) took place in Warsaw. J. Wyka criticized the union for not protecting the writers who stood up for the workers.
3 February - The Council of State exercised the right to pardon some of those sentenced in connection with the incidents in June 1976.
February 12 - the last ton of coal was excavated in KWK "Matylda" in Świętochłowice.
February 14 - the first apartment block in the largest housing estate in Opole was put into use. ZWM (now the Home Army).
February 25 - premiere of Man of Marble directed by Andrzej Wajda.
February 26 - Arctowski, the first permanent Polish research station in Antarctica, opens on King George Island.
March 3 - The Council of State ratified the International Covenants on Human Rights, adopted at the 21st session of the United Nations.
March 25 - the Movement for the Defense of Human and Civic Rights (ROPCiO) was established, whose aim was to act in solidarity in the matters of real observance of human rights.
March 26 - at a press conference in Warsaw, it was announced that the Movement for the Defense of Human and Civic Rights (ROPCiO) was established.
April 4 - premiere of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.
April 24 - the "Opinion" magazine was published, issued by the opposition beyond the reach of censorship.
April 26 - the serial killer Zdzisław Marchwicki was executed in a police garage in Katowice.
May 7 - The body of a student of the Jagiellonian University, Stanisław Pyjas, was found in Krakow. Friends announced mourning.
May 9 - The Intervention Office of the KSS "KOR" was established.
May 14 - the construction of the "Dolna Odra" power plant was completed.
May 15 - a great demonstration in Krakow after the funeral mass for Stanisław Pyjas, whose death was widely recognized as a political murder. The Student Solidarity Committee in Krakow was established.
May 24 - a hunger strike for 14 people in the church of St. Marcin in Warsaw in connection with the arrest of 5 workers who were detained during the incidents in Radom and Ursus.
May 31 - Pomerania ferry launched.
June 13 - premiere of the comedy film Kochaj or Rzuć directed by Sylwester Chęciński.
June 16 - the Świnoujście-Copenhagen ferry connection was launched.
June 26 - Tor Kielce was opened.
June 27 - the chairman of the SPD, Chancellor Willy Brandt, visited Warsaw.
9 July - a collision of a Prague-Moscow passenger train near Wrocław with a locomotive running on the wrong track killed 11 people, 15 were injured.
July 10 - visit to Poland of the UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.
July 12 - at a meeting with journalists, Edward Gierek said: The point is that some (opposition) groups are trying to put on the agenda the problems that have long been resolved in our country.
the foundation act was laid under the Oncology Center in Warsaw.
Henryk Wasilewski set the Polish record in the 1500 m race with the result of 3.37.3 seconds.
July 19 - In Warsaw, the State Council announced a decree on amnesty.
August 1 - in Zalew Soliński, the body of a student of the Jagiellonian University, Stanisław Pietraszka, was found, who was the last to see Stanisław Pyjas alive and made a memory portrait of the probable murderer and who was probably also murdered.
August 9 - an order was issued to change the names of 120 towns in south-eastern Poland.
August 14 - Celina Sokołowska set a Polish record in the 1500 m race with the result of 4.10.8 seconds.
August 29 - a loan agreement was signed in Warsaw with a syndicate of German banks. The 2 billion mark loan was to be allocated to