Sygn. / © Instytut Literacki


Kultura publishes its 500th issue. The Literary Institute is represented at the Warsaw Book Fair for the first time.
 Round Table talks commence. Solidarity fields candidates in parliamentary elections. Tadeusz Mazowiecki becomes the first Polish non-communist post-war prime minister.
Berlin Wall demolished. Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife are executed after Romanian uprising. Tiananmen Square massacre. Death of Andrei Sakharov.