The Institute’s publications include Prywatne obowiązki (Private Obligations) by Czesław Miłosz, Romans zimowy (Winter Romance) by T. Staliński (Stefan Kisielewski), and Obecność mitu (The Presence of Myth) by Leszek Kołakowski.
Poland establishes diplomatic relations with the Federal Republic of Germany.
President Nixon visits China and meets Chairman Mao Zedong. Palestinian Black September terrorists murder 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Start of the Watergate Affair. Electronic mail is first introduced; the compact disc is developed.