Issue no. 332 of Kultura includes Adam Michnik’s first article for the journal, “Cienie zapomnianych przodków” (Ghosts of Forgotten Ancestors) written under the pseudonym Bartłomiej (Bartholomew).
Administrative reorganization of the country abolishes counties, creates 49 voivodeships. Production starts of the Fiat 126.
End of the Vietnam War. Death of the Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco. The final act of the Helsinki Conference calls into being the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge take power in Cambodia. US Apollo and Soviet Soyuz spacecraft link up in space. Video cassette recorders are developed. Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Microsoft.