Today in Poland History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 335 of 335

  • 1983-07-22 Poland's PM Januzelski lifts martial law
  • 1985-02-13 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1985-12-04 French President Mitterrand receives Polish leader Jaruzelski

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1987-02-19 US President Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1987-05-09 183 die aboard a Polish jetliner that crashes in Warsaw
  • 1988-09-26 Polish communist party picks propaganda chief Rakowski as new PM
  • 1989-02-06 Solidarity union leader Lech Walesa begins negotiating with Polish government
  • 1989-04-05 Solidarity grants legal status in Poland
  • 1989-04-17 Polish labor union granted legal status
  • 1989-06-04 Eastern Europe's 1st partial free elections in 40 years held in Poland, Solidarity Party comes to power
  • 1989-08-19 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland
  • 1989-09-21 Poland's Sejm (National Assembly) approves prime minister Mazowiecki
  • 1989-11-22 Aneta Kreglicka of Poland, 24, crowned 39th Miss World

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1990-08-17 Phyllis Polander sues Mike Tyson for sexual harassment

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1990-11-25 Lech Walesa wins in Poland's first popular election
  • 1990-11-26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • 1990-12-09 Lech Walesa wins presidental election in Poland
  • 1990-12-22 Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland's 1st popularly elected president
  • 1991-01-04 Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
  • 1991-03-20 US forgives $2 billion in loans to Poland
  • 1993-01-14 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • 1993-01-24 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • 1993-05-28 Polish government of Suchocka falls
  • 1993-09-17 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 1993-09-19 Parliamentary election in Poland
  • 1994-05-02 Bus crashes into a tree at Gdansk Poland, 32 killed
  • 1995-03-01 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • 1997-07-08 NATO invites Poland, Hungary & Czech Republic to join
  • 1999-03-12 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • 2002-12-13 Enlargement of the European Union: The European Union announces that Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will become members from May 1, 2004.
  • 2004-05-01 Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
  • 2005-11-25 Polish Minister of National Defence Radek Sikorski opens Warsaw Pact archives to historians. Maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, as well as the possible nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities and 2 million of its citizens by Soviet-controlled forces, are released.
  • 2007-12-21 The Schengen Agreement area increases to include 9 European Union member states; Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia on land and sea borders.
  • 2010-04-10 Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
  • 2012-03-03 Two trains crash in Szczekociny, Poland, with 16 people dead and up to 50 injured

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 437

  • 1941-01-21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
  • 1941-06-27 Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland, director/actor (Underground Passage)
  • 1941-07-10 Pyotr Ilyich Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
  • 1941-07-25 Peter Suschitzky, Polish-British cinematographer
  • 1941-09-10 Pyotr I Klimuk, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 13, 18B, 30)
  • 1941-09-15 Miroslav Hermazewski, Poland, cosmonaut (Soyuz 30)
  • 1941-09-15 Mirosław Hermaszewski, Polish cosmonaut
  • 1942-04-03 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (d. 2005)
  • 1942-07-04 Stefan Meller, Polish foreign minister (d. 2008)
  • 1943-03-02 Zygfryd Blaut, Polish footballer (d. 2005)
  • 1943-05-10 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres) (d. 2008)
  • 1943-06-13 Edward Skorek, Poland, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1943-09-29 Lech Walesa, Popowo Poland, Polish Solidarity movement leader (Nobel 1983)
  • 1943-11-11 Jan Adamski, Poland, International Chess Master (1976)
  • 1945-02-27 Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor (La Truite)
  • 1945-06-21 Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet
  • 1946-05-25 Irnema Szewinski Kirszenstein, Poland, 200m runner (1968 Olym Gold)
  • 1946-07-21 Zbigniew Kaczmarek, Poland, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1946-10-01 Eva Klobukowska, Poland, relay sprinter (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1946-10-17 Adam Michnik, Polish activist
  • 1947-03-30 Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer
  • 1948-01-04 Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • 1948-01-07 Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
  • 1948-06-21 Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • 1948-09-01 Józef Życiński, Polish archbishop and philosopher
  • 1948-11-28 Agnieszka Holland, Warsaw Poland, actress/director (Europa Europa)
  • 1949-06-08 Emmanuel Ax, Lvov Poland, pianist (Artur Rubinstein Comp-1974)
  • 1949-06-08 Emanuel Ax, Polish-born pianist
  • 1949-06-18 Lech Kaczyński, Polish president, 2005-2010
  • 1950-04-08 Grzegorz Lato, Polish footballer
  • 1950-09-13 Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Polish politician
  • 1950-10-31 Jozef Stolorz, polish art painter
  • 1951-04-30 Panuta Rosani, Poland, discus (Olympic 1976) drug disqualified
  • 1952-08-03 Wojtek Fibak, Poland, tennis star
  • 1952-08-06 Wojiech Fortuna, Poland, ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1953-03-04 Paweł Janas, Polish football manager and former footballer
  • 1954-06-13 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
  • 1954-11-15 Aleksander Kwaśniewski, Białogard Poland, politician and President of Poland (1995-2005)
  • 1955-03-10 Juliusz Machulski, Poland, director/writer/actor (Do It Yourself)
  • 1955-05-20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • 1956-03-03 Zbigniew Boniek, Polish footballer
  • 1956-12-05 Krystian Zimerman, Polish pianist
  • 1957-01-01 Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
  • 1957-01-02 Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress (Gorky Park, Kiss)
  • 1957-04-22 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
  • 1957-06-01 Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • 1958-02-04 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
  • 1959-09-30 Basia Trzetrzelevska, Poland, jazz singer (Time & Life)
  • 1959-12-20 Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, Prime Minister of Poland
  • 1961-08-19 Danuta Bartoszek, Pyrzyce Poland, Canadian marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • 1962-02-04 Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
  • 1962-03-09 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
  • 1962-06-04 Zenon Jaskuła, Polish cyclist
  • 1963-02-23 Radosław Sikorski, Polish politician
  • 1963-03-04 Barbara Bubula, Polish politician
  • 1963-05-08 Izabela Kloc, Polish politician
  • 1966-12-02 Anita Jokiel, Poland, gymnist (Olympic-1980)
  • 1967-12-14 Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer
  • 1968-01-05 Andrew Golota, Polish boxer
  • 1968-07-30 Robert Korzeniowski, Polish athlete
  • 1969-01-13 Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star (1994 Futures France)
  • 1970-06-05 Izabella Scorupco, Bialystok Poland, actress (Golden Eye)
  • 1970-12-14 Anna Maria Jopek, Polish singer
  • 1971-12-30 Thomas Strzalkowski, Krakow Poland, US fencer-sabre (Olympics-96)
  • 1972-05-10 Radosław Majdan, Polish footballer
  • 1972-06-05 Pavel Kotla, Polish conductor
  • 1972-08-02 Justyna Steczkowska, Polish singer
  • 1972-11-14 Edyta Górniak, Polish singer
  • 1972-12-01 Norbert Wójtowicz, Polish historian and theologian
  • 1973-01-11 Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress
  • 1973-03-23 Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • 1973-03-24 Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • 1973-06-13 Kasia Kowalska, Polish pop rock singer
  • 1973-06-26 Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
  • 1974-02-03 Konrad Gałka, Polish swimmer
  • 1974-03-20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • 1975-12-20 Bartosz Bosacki, Polish footballer
  • 1976-01-06 Agnieszka Zielinska, Miss Poland Universe (1997)
  • 1976-03-25 Monica Croscicka-Wnetrzak, Miss Universe-Poland (1996)
  • 1976-04-22 Michał Żewłakow, Polish footballer
  • 1976-05-15 Jacek Krzynówek, Polish footballer
  • 1976-07-16 Tomasz Kuchar, Polish Rally driver
  • 1976-07-17 Dagmara Dominczyk, Polish actress
  • 1976-08-29 Kasia Kulesza, Warsaw Poland, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Oly-silver-96)
  • 1976-09-12 Maciej Żurawski, Polish footballer
  • 1976-11-12 Mirosław Szymkowiak, Polish footballer
  • 1976-12-13 Radosław Sobolewski, Polish footballer
  • 1977-02-07 Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
  • 1977-02-20 Bartosz Kizierowski, Polish swimmer
  • 1977-05-14 Anca Barna, Cluj Romania, tennis star (semifinals 1995 ITF Poland)
  • 1977-06-07 Marcin Baszczyński, Polish football player
  • 1977-06-10 Adam Darski, Polish musician most known for being the leader of Behemoth
  • 1977-06-27 Arkadiusz Radomski, Polish footbaler
  • 1977-08-13 Michael Klim, Poland, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96)
  • 1977-08-30 Kamil Kosowski, Polish footballer
  • 1977-12-03 Adam Małysz, Polish ski-jumper
  • 1978-08-03 Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer
  • 1978-11-29 Ludwika Paleta, Polish-born actress
  • 1978-12-30 Zbigniew Robert Promiński, Polish drummer
  • 1979-01-12 Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer

Famous Weddings


  • Please go to a prior page.

Famous Deaths


  • Please go to a prior page.