Kajetan Morawski, diplomat and close associate of Kultura, dies in Lailly-en-Val, France. Zygmunt Giedroyc, brother of Jerzy, dies in Poland. The Institute’s publications include Cudowna melina (The Wonderful Dive) by Kazimierz Orłoś, Dziennik pisany nocą 1971–1972 (Diary Written by Night 1971–1972) by Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, Zabójstwo ministra Pierackiego (The Assassination of Minister Bronisław Pieracki) by Władysław Żeleński, and Zasypie wszystko, zawieje (Everything Will Be Covered in Snow) by Włodzimierz Odojewski.
Statue of Lenin is unveiled in Nowa Huta.
Poland qualifies for the Football World Cup by drawing with England at Wembley. General Augusto Pinochet seizes power in Chile. Paris Peace Accords mark the beginning of the end of the Vietnam War. Arab-Israeli Yom Kippur War lasts 20 days. Death of Pablo Picasso.