Special issue of Kultura is published in German, with contributions from Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, Konstanty A. Jeleński, Jan Józef Lipski, Adam Michnik, Czesław Miłosz, and Jerzy Stempowski. A selection of Jerzy Stempowski’s essays that had previously appeared in Kultura is published in Poland – with some passages censored – by Znak publishing house in Kraków.
Father Jerzy Popiełuszko is murdered by agents of the internal intelligence agency, the SB.
Yuri Andropov dies and is succeeded by Konstantin Chernenko. Ronald Reagan wins second term as US president. Indira Gandhi is assassinated.