Polish History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 416

  • 1966-01-09 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
  • 1966-02-27 8th Daytona 500: Polesitter Richard Petty comes from 2 laps down to win the event after 198 laps were completed because of rain
  • 1967-09-11 French president De Gaulle visits Poland
  • 1968-04-11 Polish Marshal Spychalski succeeds Ochab as president
  • 1968-10-18 Polish sprinter Irena Szewińska runs a world record 22.58s to beat Australian Raelene Boyle by 0.16s and win the 200m gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics
  • 1969-10-16 Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series
  • 1970-03-29 Manchester City of England win 10th European Cup Winner's Cup against Górnik Zabrze of Poland 2-1 in Vienna
  • 1970-12-07 West Germany & Poland normalize relations
  • 1970-12-12 Polish government proclaims price rise
  • 1970-12-17 Poland: shipyard workers in Gdańsk strike; soldiers in Gdynia fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens.
  • 1970-12-18 Polish uprising fails
  • 1970-12-20 Edward Gierek succeeds Wladyslaw Gomulka as Poland's communist party leader
  • 1972-09-01 Polish shooter Józef Zapędzki successfully defends his Olympic 25m rapid fire pistol title at the Munich Games with an Olympic record 595 points
  • 1972-09-10 Kazimierz Deyna scores twice as Poland beats Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic football gold medal match; 80,000 at the Munich Olympic Stadium
  • 1972-09-14 West Germany & Poland establish diplomatic relations
  • 1974-07-18 World's tallest structure, 646 metre Polish radio mast, completed

  • 1975-08-03 Poland and West Germany reach accord about returning ethnic Germans
  • 1975-08-23 Philip Kapleau conducts 1st jukai ceremony in Poland
  • 1976-12-12 Spaniard Manuel Orantes beats Wojtek Fibak of Poland 5–7, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6, 6–1 to win his first and only season-ending ATP Masters Grand Prix tennis title in Houston, Texas
  • 1977-05-09 Hotel Poland in Amsterdam destroyed by fire, 33 killed
  • 1978-06-27 Soyuz 30 carries 2 cosmonauts (1 Polish) to Salyut 6 space station

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

1978-10-16 Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1979-06-02 John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit a Communist country (Poland)
  • 1979-12-13 Strikes against price increases in Gdańsk, Poland
  • 1980-03-14 Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
  • 1980-05-25 Jacek Wszoka of Poland sets high jump record (7'8")
  • 1980-07-16 Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
  • 1980-08-14 17,000 workers go on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, marking the beginning of the Solidarity movement
  • 1980-08-24 Jozef Pinkovski replaces Poland premier Babiuch
  • 1980-08-31 Poland's Solidarity trade union federations forms and is offically recognised by the Polish government
  • 1980-08-31 The Gdańsk Agreement is signed, allowing Polish citizens to bring democratic changes within the communist political structure
  • 1980-09-05 Poland party leader Edward Gierek resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-09-17 Polish workers under the leadership of Lech Wałęsa found the Solidarity movement at the Gdańsk Shipyard

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1980-10-24 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
  • 1980-10-31 Polish government recognizes Solidarity trade union
  • 1980-11-10 Poland acknowledges Solidarity union

  • 1981-02-11 Polish premier Jozef Pinkowski replaced by Wojciech Jaruzelski
  • 1981-07-18 Polish communist party selects ex-party leader Edward Gierek
  • 1981-08-01 Poland premier Jagielski resigns
  • 1981-10-18 Poland General Jaruzelski elected party leader
  • 1981-12-13 Poland's authoritarian communist government declares martial law and arrests Solidarity activists in a failed attempt to crush the opposition
  • 1981-12-19 Romuald Spasowski, Polish ambassador to the United States defects to show support for the Solidarity movement amid a crackdown
  • 1982-01-01 Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
  • 1982-09-06 Polish dissidents seize Polish Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
  • 1982-10-08 Poland bans Solidarity & all labor unions
  • 1982-10-10 US imposes sanctions against Poland for banning Solidarity trade union
  • 1982-11-14 Polish Solidarity chairman Lech Wałęsa freed
  • 1982-12-28 Ballon d'Or: Juventus striker Paolo Rossi is named best European football player; beats Bordeaux midfielder Alain Giresse and Juventus' Polish midfielder Zbigniew Boniek
  • 1983-06-16 Pope John Paul II visits Poland
  • 1983-06-23 Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa meets Pope John Paul II during papal visit to Poland
  • 1983-07-21 Polish government ends 19 months of martial law
  • 1983-07-22 Polish Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski lifts martial law after 19 months
  • 1985-02-13 Polish police arrests 7 Solidarity leaders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent 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 Wałęsa 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

Event of interestEvent 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 Wałęsa wins Poland's first popular election
  • 1990-11-26 Premier Mazowiecki of Poland resigns
  • 1990-12-09 Lech Wałęsa wins Poland's 1st direct presidential election in Poland
  • 1990-12-22 Lech Wałęsa 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
  • 1991-04-15 95th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya wins his 2nd men's title in 2:11:06; Wanda Panfil of Poland woman's champion in 2:24:18
  • 1992-07-29 Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek of Poland (5,559 points) beats Hungarian Attila Mizsér by 113 points to win the Pentathlon gold at the Barcelona Olympics; Poland also wins teams gold
  • 1992-08-08 Spanish centre forward Kiko scores twice as the home team takes the football Olympic gold medal with a 3-2 win over Poland in front of 95,000 at Camp Nou, Barcelona
  • 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 Gdańsk Poland, 32 killed
  • 1995-03-01 Jozef Oleksy succeeds Waldemar Pawlak on as premier of Poland
  • 1995-10-13 Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their work to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons
  • 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.
  • 2000-02-20 42nd Daytona 500: Polesitter Dale Jarrett wins his 3rd Great American Race ahead of Jeff Gordon and Bill Elliott
  • 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 showing maps of possible nuclear strikes against Western Europe, including the nuclear annihilation of 43 Polish cities by Soviet-controlled forces.
  • 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.
  • 2010-02-14 52nd Daytona 500: Jamie McMurray, driving for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing wins; Mark Martin, oldest polesitter in Daytona 500 history at 51 years, 27 days
  • 2010-04-10 Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-05-22 Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • 2012-03-03 Two trains crash in Szczekociny, Poland, with 16 people dead and up to 50 injured

Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

2012-07-07 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats Agnieszka Radwańska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to win her 5th Wimbledon singles crown; 5 hours later teams with sister Venus to win doubles title

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • 2014-01-04 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: France wins first title; Alizé Cornet & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Grzegorz Panfil 6-0, 6-2 to clinch 2-1 victory
  • 2014-02-13 Polish cross country skier Justyna Kowalczyk follows her Vancouver (2010) Olympic women's 30k classical title with a gold medal in the 10k classical in Sochi
  • 2014-02-15 Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the men's large hill event; also wins normal hill gold
  • 2014-09-15 Ewa Kopacz becomes Prime Minister of Poland
  • 2015-01-10 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Jerzy Janowicz beat American pair Serena Williams & John Isner 7-5, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 win; earlier Radwańska defeats Williams 6-4, 6-7, 6-1
  • 2015-06-21 Hackers ground 1400 passengers by attacking IT system at Warsaw Chopin airport in Poland

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 740

  • 1888-04-04 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1975)
  • 1888-06-12 Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1920)
  • 1888-06-27 Lewis Bernstein Namier, English historian, born in Wola Okrzejska, Poland (d. 1960)
  • 1889-01-25 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer & professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1952)
  • 1889-08-20 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, born in Konin, Poland (d. 1977)
  • 1889-10-06 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • 1890-03-13 Michael Taube, Polish composer, born in Lodz, Poland (1972)
  • 1890-08-17 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator (d. 1920)
  • 1891-01-03 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • 1891-01-15 Osip Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1938)
  • 1891-01-22 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)
  • 1891-05-03 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1969)
  • 1891-08-22 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish-French-American painter and cubist sculptor, born in Druskininkai, Lithuania (d. 1973)
  • 1891-09-16 Czesław Marek, Polish composer, born in Przemyśl, Eastern Galicia, Lwów (d. 1985)
  • 1891-12-19 Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86)
  • 1892-01-01 Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Polish conductor/composer
  • 1892-01-18 Paul Rostock, German surgeon, born in Kręcko, Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1892-03-11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
  • 1892-03-31 Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant

Person of interestThe Red Baron

1892-05-02 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1918)

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1892-06-23 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1993)
  • 1892-07-12 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), born in Drohobych, Austrian Galicia (d. 1942)
  • 1892-08-11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
  • 1892-12-27 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, Polish pianist, composer and educator (Triptych Champétre), born in Ksawerynow (d. 1979)
  • 1893-02-05 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
  • 1893-04-16 Joseph Yasser, Russian-American composer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1893-11-27 Stanisław Wiechowicz, Polish composer, born in Kroszyce, Kielce, Poland (d. 1963)
  • 1893-12-26 Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, Polish/Belorussian composer, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1970)
  • 1894-01-08 St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • 1894-01-09 Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter and graphic artist
  • 1894-07-15 Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
  • 1894-09-13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet and lyricist, born in Łódź, Congress Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1894-12-10 Earnest Haenchen, German new testament expert, born in Czarnków, Poland (d. 1975)
  • 1895-01-27 Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1895-04-14 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1895-06-26 Jankel Adler, Polish painter and printmaker, born in Tuszyn, Łódź, Poland (d. 1949)
  • 1895-06-28 Kazimierz Sikorski, Polish composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1986)
  • 1895-10-15 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), born in Lautenburg, Germany (now in Poland) (d. 1952)
  • 1895-11-15 Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)
  • 1896-02-02 Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
  • 1896-09-13 Tadeusz Szeligowski, Polish composer (The Peacock and the Girl), born in L'vov, Ukraine (d. 1963)
  • 1896-12-03 Bolesław Szabelski, Polish organist and composer, born in Radoryż (d. 1979)
  • 1896-12-21 Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1968)
  • 1897-01-03 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupiec], Polish-American stage actress (Madame Dubarry), born in Lipno, Kingdom of Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1987)
  • 1897-01-05 Theo Mackeben, German pianist & composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami), born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1897-02-22 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1897-04-07 Erich Loewenhardt, German flying ace of World War I, born in Province of Silesia, Poland (d. 1918)
  • 1897-06-12 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1986)
  • 1898-04-01 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • 1898-05-16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)
  • 1898-07-15 Noel Gay [Reginald Moxon Armitage], British composer (Who's been polishing the Sun), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1898-07-27 Lena Amsel, Russian actress (Love Tragedy), born in Lódz, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1929)
  • 1898-07-29 Isidor Isaac Rabi, Polish physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
  • 1898-08-15 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (The Beetle), born in Zhmerynka, Ukraine (d. 1966)
  • 1898-08-20 Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1968)
  • 1899-01-14 Fritz Bayerlein, German general (WWI, Poland, Libya, St-Lo), born in German Empire (d. 1970)
  • 1899-02-20 Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
  • 1899-03-13 Jan Lechoń [Leszek Józef Serafinowicz], Polish poet, born in Warsaw, Congress Poland (d. 1956)
  • 1899-04-16 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist, born in Bergaliszki (d. 1988)
  • 1899-06-22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist, born in Łódź, Russian Poland (d. 1970)
  • 1899-10-05 Bolesław Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, born in Dunaivtsi, Ukraine (d. 1980)
  • 1899-12-28 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • 1900-02-26 Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rawa Mazowiecka, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1900-03-21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1900-04-23 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1996)

Person of interestHans Frank

1900-05-23 Hans Frank, German Nazi war criminal (occupied Poland) who was executed at Nuremberg, born in Karlsruhe, Baden, German Empire (d. 1946)

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank
Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal
Hans Frank
  • 1900-06-06 Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, born in Nadvorna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1900-06-28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1962)
  • 1901-01-13 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)
  • 1901-02-08 Janina Spychajowa-Kurkowska, Polish women's world champion archer
  • 1901-03-05 Julian Przybos, Polish poet (Sruby)
  • 1901-03-17 Piotr Perkowski, Polish composer, born in Oweczacze (now Druzhne), Ukraine (d. 1990)

Person of interestWitold Pilecki

1901-05-13 Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII resistance fighter (volunteered to go to Auschwitz, Witold's Report), born in Olonets, Russian Empire

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki
  • 1901-07-17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (d. 1938)
  • 1901-07-26 John Bleifer, Polish actor (Highway to Heaven), born in Zawiercie, Poland (d. 1992)
  • 1901-08-03 Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Cardinal, born in Zuzela, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1981)
  • 1901-09-05 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1901-10-24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1901-11-08 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • 1901-11-11 Sam Spiegel, American film producer (On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in Jarosław, Austrian Poland (d. 1985)
  • 1902-01-14 Alfred Tarski, Polish-American logician & mathematician, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • 1902-02-05 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer and Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1983)
  • 1902-03-28 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, born in Sosnowitz, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1902-05-16 Jan Kiepura, Polish vocalist and actor (Her Wonderful Lie, Give Us this Night), born in Sosnowiec, Poland (d. 1966)
  • 1902-08-16 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, Polish composer (Double Bass Concerto), born in Wloclawek (d. 1967)
  • 1903-01-22 Fritz Houtermans, Polish physicist (d. 1966)
  • 1903-05-18 George E Stone, Polish actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile, 5 Star Final, Front Page), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1903-08-24 Karl Hanke, Official of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany, born in Lubań, Poland (d. 1945)
  • 1904-02-23 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy/founded (CP Palestina)
  • 1904-03-19 Tadeusz Zygfryd Kassern, Polish composer and cultural attache, born in Lviv, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904-06-28 Włodzimierz Poźniak, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1904-07-04 Artur Malawski, Polish composer, born in Przemyśl, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904-07-04 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), born in Leoncin, Russian Empire (d. 1991)
  • 1904-08-04 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Pornography), born in Małoszyce, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1904-09-14 Richard Mohaupt, German composer (Bucolica), born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1957)
  • 1904-10-30 Alfred Gradstein, Polish composer, born in Częstochowa, Poland (d. 1954)
  • 1904-11-04 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist, born in Vilnius, Lithuania (d. 1967)
  • 1904-11-17 Salomėja Nėris [Salomėja Bačinskaitė - Bučienė], Lithuanian poet, born in Kiršai, Poland (d. 1945)
  • 1904-11-22 Theodore Besterman, British bibliographer and psychical researcher, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1976)
  • 1904-12-11 Joe Coral [Joseph Kagarlitski], British bookmaker (Gala Coral Group), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 485

  • 1970-08-19 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, dies at 60
  • 1970-10-10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60
  • 1971-09-10 Bella Darvi [Bajla Węgier], Polish actress (The Egyptian, Hell and High Water, Racers), commits suicide at 42
  • 1972-02-21 Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
  • 1972-02-23 Michael Taube, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • 1972-09-11 Max Fleischer, Polish-American animator and film producer (Betty Boop, Popeye the Sailor Man), dies at 89
  • 1972-12-23 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • 1973-03-06 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1973-03-21 Antoni Szalowski, Polish composer, dies at 65
  • 1973-05-26 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish-French-American painter and cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • 1974-01-26 Wiktor Labunski, Polish-American composer, dies at 78

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

1974-01-31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish English American film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1974-08-22 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1975-10-24 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian, dies at 87
  • 1976-04-23 Shimen Ruskin, Polish actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), dies at 69
  • 1976-07-04 Antoni Słonimski, Polish poet (b. 1895)
  • 1976-09-02 Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish writer (b. 1934)
  • 1977-03-22 Witold Friemann, Polish composer, dies at 87
  • 1978-02-21 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (b. 1901)
  • 1979-08-27 Bolesław Szabelski, Polish organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1980-03-16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (b. 1898)
  • 1980-07-11 Bolesław Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1980-12-04 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1932), dies when shot during an armed robbery, at 69
  • 1981-01-09 Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer and co-founder of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, dies at 58
  • 1981-05-28 Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Cardinal, dies at 79
  • 1981-07-03 Ross Martin [Martin Rosenblatt], Polish-American actor (Mr Lucky, The Wild Wild West), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1981-09-02 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa), dies at 53
  • 1982-01-19 Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WWII), dies at 77
  • 1982-03-29 Helene Deutsch [Rosenbach], Polish-American psychoanalyst, dies at 97
  • 1982-06-14 Marie Rambert, [Cyviam Ramberg], Polish/British ballerina, dies at 94
  • 1982-09-01 Wladislaw Gomulka, Polish partisan/party leader, dies at 76
  • 1982-12-09 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, dies at 80
  • 1983-04-19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes and Diamonds), dies at 73
  • 1983-04-26 Bronislaw Kaper, Polish film composer & Academy Award winner (Green Dolphin Street, Lili), dies at 81
  • 1983-12-11 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), dies at 82
  • 1984-05-13 Stanislaw Ulam, Polish mathematician, dies at 75
  • 1984-06-15 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), dies of heat failure at 78
  • 1984-10-19 Jerzy Popieluszko, Polish priest/dissident, kidnapped & murdered
  • 1985-07-17 Czesław Marek, Polish composer, dies at 93
  • 1985-07-19 Janusz A. Zajdel, Polish sci-fi author (The Whole Truth about Planet Xi), dies at 47
  • 1986-10-30 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, dies at 62
  • 1986-11-15 Alexandre Tansman, Polish composer (Dyptique), dies at 89
  • 1988-03-08 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • 1988-06-02 Raj Kapoor, Indian actor known as "the greatest showman of Hindi cinema" (Awaara, Boot Polish), dies of complications related to asthma at 63
  • 1988-10-19 Friedrich Weinreb, Polish economist and narrative author, dies at 77
  • 1988-11-12 Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), dies at 49
  • 1988-12-04 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist, dies at 89
  • 1989-01-29 Halina Konopacka, Polish discus thrower (Olympic gold 1928), dies at 88
  • 1989-05-03 Edward Ochab, Polish Communist politician (b. 1906)
  • 1989-07-19 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (b. 1913)
  • 1990-08-12 Piotr Perkowski, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • 1990-09-30 Alice Parizeau, Polish-born Quebec writer and journalist, dies at 60
  • 1991-05-03 Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist (The Painted Bird, Being There), dies at 57
  • 1991-07-24 Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-American yiddish writer (Yentl, Nobel Prize for Literature 1978), dies at 87
  • 1991-08-10 Josef Lipski, Polish politician, dies
  • 1991-09-08 Jan J Lipski, chairman (Polish Socialist Party)/writer, dies
  • 1991-10-27 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish composer (Tragic Overture), dies at 77
  • 1991-11-23 Klaus Kinski [Naksynski], German-Polish actor (Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, Little Drummer Girl), dies at 65
  • 1992-04-04 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess grandmaster, dies at 80
  • 1992-04-10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71
  • 1992-05-05 Ben Frommer, Polish actor (Scarface, Battlestar Galactica), dies at 78
  • 1992-09-02 Piotr Jaroszewicz, premier of Poland (1970-80), dies
  • 1992-11-07 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony) dies at 85
  • 1993-01-14 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies

Person of interestAlbert Sabin

1993-03-03 Albert Sabin [Abram Saperstein], Polish American physician who invented the oral polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 86

Physician and Scientist Albert Sabin
Physician and Scientist
Albert Sabin
  • 1993-05-22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, dies at 100 (b. 1892)
  • 1993-07-19 Szymon Goldberg, Polish violinist/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1993-07-30 Edward B A M Raczynski, Polish pres-in-exile (1979-86), dies at 97
  • 1993-09-10 Rita Karin, Polish-Latvia/American actress (Sophie's Choice), dies at 73
  • 1993-10-01 Reizl Bozyk, Polish/American actress (Crossing Delancey), dies at 79
  • 1994-02-06 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-07 Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
  • 1994-08-16 Earnest Pawel, Polish/American author (Nightmare of Reason), dies at 74
  • 1994-08-20 Kalman Kahana, Polish co-founder of state Israel, dies at 81
  • 1994-08-31 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • 1994-10-28 Sjlomo Goren, Polish/Israeli supreme rabbi, dies
  • 1994-12-11 Stanislaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major (WWII), dies at 102
  • 1994-12-31 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), dies at 83
  • 1995-11-24 Woytec Lowski [Woiciech Wiesidlowski], Polish dancer and ballet master, dies at 56
  • 1996-01-21 Roman Cieślewicz, Polish French artist, graphic designer, dies at 66
  • 1996-02-26 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, dies from Crohn's disease at 77
  • 1996-03-13 Krzysztof Kieślowski, Polish film director (The Double Life of Veronique), dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1996-06-20 Joseph Green, Polish-American filmmaker, dies at 96
  • 1996-08-01 Tadeusz Reichstein, Polish/Swiss chemist (Nobel 1950), dies at 99
  • 1996-08-08 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, dies at 91
  • 1996-09-21 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse, who tried save Izieu children from Nazis, dies at 89
  • 1997-01-09 Edward Osobka-Morawski, prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies
  • 1997-03-14 Jurek Becker, Polish-born German writer (Jacob the Liar), dies at 59
  • 1997-08-09 Robert Satanowski, Polish opera conductor and general, dies at 79
  • 1998-05-31 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, dies at 76
  • 1998-07-28 Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and writer, dies at 73
  • 1998-08-17 Wladyslaw Komar, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1940)
  • 1998-08-17 Tadeusz Slusarski, Polish track and field athlete (b. 1950)
  • 1998-09-01 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (Marsz żałobny), dies at 67
  • 1998-12-11 André Lichnerowicz, Polish-French physicist (b. 1915)
  • 1999-01-14 Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
  • 1999-10-11 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, dies at 77
  • 1999-12-03 Horst Mahseli, Polish soccer striker (9 caps; Legia Warsaw), dies at 65
  • 2000-04-28 Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician, dies at 74
  • 2000-05-27 Kazimierz Leski, Polish engineer, fighter pilot, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer (b. 1912)