Polish History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 416 of 416

  • 2015-10-30 Polish tennis star Agnieszka Radwańska wins the WTA Finals title at Kallang. Singapore; beats Czech Petra Kvitová 6–2, 4–6, 6–3
  • 2016-08-15 Anita Włodarczyk of Poland sets a world record 82.29m to win the women's hammer throw gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics; Zhang Wenxiu (China) silver, and Sophie Hitchon (Great Britain) bronze.
  • 2016-08-19 Chloe Esposito of Australia sets Olympic record overall score of 1,372 points to win the women's modern pentathlon in Rio de Janeiro. Élodie Clouvel of France second (1,356 points), Oktawia Nowacka of Poland third (1,349)
  • 2017-07-24 Polish President Andrzej Duda vetoes 2 laws to put Polish courts under political control
  • 2017-11-11 Nationalist march in Warsaw, Poland, draws 60,000, to coincide with country's independence day
  • 2017-12-20 European Commission triggers first step of its article 7 procedure issuing Poland with formal warning of risk to voting rights
  • 2018-02-06 Polish president Andrzej Duda signs controversial Holocaust law, outlaws accusing Poles of complicity under Nazis
  • 2018-02-17 Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch retains his Olympic individual large hill title (Sochi 2014) with gold in Pyeongchang; beats normal hill winner Andreas Wellinger of Germany by 3.4m
  • 2018-08-20 Polish immigrant and former volunteer Nazi guard Jakiw Palij (95) is deported from the US in New York to Germany
  • 2018-10-13 Oldest known human remains from Poland at 115,000 years from revealed to be Neanderthal child from Ciemna Cave eaten by a large bird

Conference meetingSummit of Interest

2018-12-03 David Attenborough warns collapse of civilisation and the natural world on the horizon at UN climate summit in Poland

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough
  • 2018-12-15 Diplomats from 200 countries agree to a set of rules to implement the UN Paris Climate Agreement in Katowice, Poland
  • 2019-01-14 Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdańsk, Poland, stabbed on stage at charity event. Dies two days later.
  • 2019-06-26 Highest ever June temperatures recorded in Germany (38.6C), Poland (38.2C) and the Czech Republic (38.9C) during week-long heatwave in Europe
  • 2019-09-01 German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asks for Polish forgiveness for WWII at 80 year commemoration in Pilsudski Square, Warsaw
  • 2019-10-10 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature awarded to Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, after a year's delay due to Swedish Academy scandal

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 740

  • 1905-01-01 Stanisław Mazur, Lemberg, Western Ukraine, Polish mathematician (d. 1981)
  • 1905-01-23 Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1905-02-06 Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist politician, born in Krosno, Poland (d. 1982)
  • 1905-04-27 Julian Stryjkowski, Polish journalist and writer known for his radical leftist leanings, born in Stryi, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1905-08-20 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1905-08-25 Faustina Kowalska, Polish Roman Catholic nun and mystic, born in Głogowiec, Poland (d. 1938)
  • 1905-11-17 Wazyk, [Adam Wagman], Polish poet/author (Eyes & Mouth)
  • 1905-12-31 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), born in Sekežintsõ, Ostrog (d. 1970)
  • 1906-02-08 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • 1906-04-01 Ned Glass, Polish-American actor (Sol-Julia, Uncle Moe-Bridget Loves Bernie), born in Poland (d. 1984)
  • 1906-07-26 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1943)
  • 1906-07-27 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 2000)

Person of interestAlbert Sabin

1906-08-26 Albert Sabin [Abram Saperstein], Polish American physician who invented the oral polio vaccine, born in Bialystok, Russian Empire

Physician and Scientist Albert Sabin
Physician and Scientist
Albert Sabin
  • 1906-11-19 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony) born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1992)
  • 1906-12-24 Franz Waxman, German film composer, born in Chorzów, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1906-12-31 Erna Bogen-Bogáti, Hungarian foils (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Jaroslaw, Poland (d. 2002)
  • 1907-01-11 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1907-01-13 Sabine Zlatin, Polish-born French nurse who tried save Izieu children from Nazis), born in Warsaw (d. 1996)
  • 1907-02-25 Shimen Ruskin, Polish actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), born in Vilna, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1907-04-03 Isaac Deutscher, Polish-English historian (Stalin/Trotsky biography), born in Chrzanów, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1907-04-21 Antoni Szalowski, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1973)
  • 1907-12-23 Avraham Stern, Polish-born Zionist leader (d. 1942)
  • 1907-12-28 Roman Palester, Polish composer: The Weichsel
  • 1908-01-18 Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
  • 1908-02-29 Balthus [Balthazar Klossowski], French Polish painter (Valerie), born in Paris, France (d. 2001)
  • 1908-11-04 Joseph Rotblat, Polish Physicist, Nobel Peace Prize 1995, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1909-02-05 Grażyna Bacewicz, Polish violinist & composer, born in Łódź (d. 1969)
  • 1909-04-13 Stanislaw Ulam, Polish mathematician, born in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary (d. 1984)
  • 1909-06-01 Szymon Goldberg, Polish/US violinist/conductor (Neth Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1909-06-21 Kurt Schwaen, German composer, born in Katowice, Poland (d. 2007)
  • 1909-08-18 Miliza Korjus, Polish actress (Great Waltz), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1980)
  • 1909-08-19 Jerzy Andrzejewski, Polish writer (Ashes and Diamonds), born in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1983)
  • 1909-09-24 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect, born in Wyżnica, Austria-Hungary (d. 1966)
  • 1909-11-10 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1909-12-24 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Foreign Affairs (1956-68), born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1970)
  • 1910-02-28 Roman Maciejewski, Polish composer (Requiem - Missa pro defunctis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • 1910-09-18 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • 1910-11-18 Friedrich Weinreb, Polish economist and narrative author, born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1988)
  • 1911-04-03 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1932), born in Wierzchownia, Poland (d. 1980)
  • 1911-05-15 Leo Fuchs, Polish-born Jewish American actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Avalon), born in Lemberg, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)
  • 1911-06-30 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1911-07-21 Jozef Cyrankiewicz, premier Poland (1947..70)
  • 1911-11-26 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess grandmaster, born in Ozorków, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1992)
  • 1911-12-05 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, born in Sosnowiec, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 2000)
  • 1912-01-30 Jadwiga Wajsowna-Marcinkiewicz, Polish discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1932), born in Pabianice, Poland
  • 1912-02-19 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)

Person of interestWernher von Braun

1912-03-23 Wernher von Braun, German rocket scientist (I Aim at the Stars), born in Wirsitz, Germany (now Wyrzysk, Poland) (d. 1977)

Rocket Scientist Wernher von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Wernher von Braun
  • 1912-08-23 Harry Kissin, Baron Kissin, British businessman and President (GPG), born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1997)
  • 1912-08-29 Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-Polish cinematographer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1912-09-17 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2011)
  • 1913-01-06 Edward Gierek, Polish communist politician, born in Porąbka, Poland (d. 2001)
  • 1913-02-17 Rene Leibowitz, Polish-born French composer (d. 1972)
  • 1913-02-27 Kazimierz Sabbat, Polish president (d. 1989)
  • 1913-03-14 Witold Rudzinski, Polish composer, born in Sebezh, Russia Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1913-06-22 Wladyslaw Sila-Nowicki, Polish lawyer (Solidarity)
  • 1913-07-30 Karl Guttmann, Austrian-Dutch playwright and director (Albee/Pinter), born in Bielsko-Biała, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1914-05-08 Romain Gary, Polish writer (d. 1980)
  • 1914-09-14 Michael Spisak, Polish composer (d. 1965)
  • 1914-09-24 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1915-10-07 Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1944)
  • 1915-10-15 Yitzḥak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983–84, 1986–1992), born in Ruzinoy, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1915-11-11 Bernhard Heiliger, German artist and sculptor, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1995)
  • 1916-02-14 Wawrzyniec Żuławski, Polish composer, born in Zakopane, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1957)
  • 1916-10-17 Tadeusz Paciorkiewicz, Polish organist and composer, born in Sierpc, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1916-10-27 Kazimierz Brandys, Polish essayist and writer, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 1917-06-20 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1918-03-17 Józef Franczak, Polish soldier and anti-communist resistance fighter who was the last cursed soldiers, born in Kozice Górne, Kingdom of Poland (d. 1963)
  • 1918-09-22 Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)

Person of interestMordecai Anielewicz

1919-05-08 Mordecai Anielewicz, Jewish commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, born in Wyszków, Second Polish Republic (d. 1943)

Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Mordecai Anielewicz
Leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Mordecai Anielewicz
  • 1919-11-20 Halka Grossman, Israeli resistance fighter and politician, born in Białystok, Second Polish Republic (d. 1996)
  • 1919-12-08 Mieczysław Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • 1920-01-09 Chan Canasta, Polish-British magician, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1920-01-12 Prof Jerzy Zubrzycki, Polish-born Australian sociologist, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 2009)
  • 1920-02-26 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (d. 2006)
  • 1920-03-22 Ross Martin [Martin Rosenblatt], Polish-American actor (Mr Lucky, The Wild Wild West), born in Gródek, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1981)

Person of interestJohn Paul II

1920-05-18 Pope Saint John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic Pope (1978-2005), born in Wadowice, Poland (d. 2005)

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1920-06-02 Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-born cr
  • 1920-07-05 Issachar Miron, Israeli composer, born in Kutno, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1921-03-10 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), born in Galicia, Poland (d. 1992)
  • 1921-07-07 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1921-08-18 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
  • 1921-09-12 Stanislaw Lem, Polish sci-fi author (Solaris, Invincible), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (d. 2006)
  • 1922-01-12 Tadeusz Żychiewicz, Polish journalist and art historian, born in Bratkowice, Poland (d. 1994)
  • 1922-03-03 Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer and co-founder of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, born in Toruń, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1922-04-05 Harry Freedman (Henryk Frydmann), Canadian composer, born in Lodz, Poland (d. 2005)
  • 1922-04-27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-02 Genrikh Matusovich Vagner, Belarusian composer born in Żyrardów, Poland (d. 2000)
  • 1922-07-26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1922-07-30 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, born in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1923-06-16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • 1923-07-02 Wislawa Szymborska, Prowent, Polish poet referred to as the 'Mozart of Poetry' (Nobel 1996), (d. 2012)
  • 1923-07-06 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and 1st President of Poland (1989-90), born in Kurów, Poland (d. 2014)
  • 1923-07-20 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (d. 2005)

Person of interestShimon Peres

1923-08-02 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (Labor), President (2007-14) and Nobel Peace Prize (1994), born in Wiszniewo, Poland (d. 2016)

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • 1923-10-03 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, born in Lvov, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1923-12-15 Ida Haendel, Polish-British violinist and author (Woman with Violin), born in Chełm, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1924-08-01 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), born in Paris, France (d. 2010)
  • 1924-08-22 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)
  • 1924-09-05 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • 1924-10-29 Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and writer, born in Lwów, Poland (d. 1998)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 485 of 485

  • 2000-07-04 Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski, Polish writer (b. 1919)
  • 2000-07-06 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, dies at 88
  • 2000-09-14 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, dies at 94
  • 2001-02-18 Balthus [Balthazar Klossowski], French Polish painter, dies at 92
  • 2001-07-29 Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • 2001-10-12 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer, dies at 74
  • 2003-01-16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, dies at 79
  • 2003-01-27 Henryk Jabłoński, President of Poland (b. 1909)
  • 2004-01-17 Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
  • 2004-02-11 Ryszard Kukliński, Polish colonel and Cold War spy for NATO, dies at 73
  • 2004-04-05 Sławomir Rawicz, Polish soldier (b. 1915)
  • 2004-05-07 Waldemar Milewicz, Polish reporter (b. 1956)
  • 2004-08-14 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), dies at 93
  • 2005-01-08 Michel Thomas, Polish linguist (b. 1914)
  • 2005-01-20 Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-25 Stanisław Albinowski, Polish economist and journalist (b. 1923)
  • 2005-02-22 Zdzisław Beksiński, Polish artist (b. 1929)

Person of interestJohn Paul II

2005-04-02 Pope Saint John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla], Polish Roman Catholic Pope, dies of heart failure at 84

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2005-05-30 Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer (b. 1958)
  • 2005-08-20 Krzysztof Raczkowski, Polish drummer (b. 1970)
  • 2005-08-31 Joseph Rotblat, Polish-British physicist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1908)
  • 2005-09-20 Simon Wiesenthal, Austrian-Polish Nazi hunter (b. 1908)
  • 2005-10-11 Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and Prime Minister in exile (b. 1915)
  • 2005-11-17 Marek Perepeczko, Polish actor (Janosik), dies at 63
  • 2006-01-18 Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)
  • 2006-02-20 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
  • 2006-03-04 Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)
  • 2006-03-27 Stanisław Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-04-06 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • 2006-05-23 Kazimierz Górski, Polish footballer (b. 1921)
  • 2006-05-24 Michał Życzkowski, Polish technician (b. 1930)
  • 2006-06-16 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), dies at 88
  • 2006-11-28 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • 2007-01-23 Ryszard Kapuściński, Polish journalist and writer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-24 Krystyna Feldman, Polish actress (b. 1916)
  • 2007-03-04 Tadeusz Nalepa, Polish composer, guitar player, vocalist and lyricist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-05-19 Bernard Blaut, Polish soccer midfielder (36 caps; KP Legia Warsaw, FC Metz) and manager (UAE), dies at 67
  • 2007-11-02 Witold Kiełtyka, Polish metal drummer (Decapitated) (b. 1984)
  • 2007-12-27 Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Polish film director (b. 1922)
  • 2008-01-22 Miles Lerman, Polish-American activist (b. 1920)
  • 2008-02-04 Stefan Meller, Polish diplomat and 9th Minister of Foreign Affairs (2005-06), dies at 65
  • 2008-05-12 Irena Sendler, Polish social worker, WWII heroine (b. 1910)
  • 2008-07-13 Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2008-09-28 Andrzej Badeński, Polish athlete (400 metres)
  • 2008-12-03 Robert Zajonc, Polish-American social psychologist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-12-08 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), dies at 77
  • 2009-03-08 Zbigniew Religa, Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland (b. 1938)
  • 2009-07-14 Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Polish actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009-07-17 Leszek Kołakowski, Polish philosopher (b. 1927)
  • 2010-02-15 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • 2010-04-10 Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • 2010-04-10 Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • 2010-04-10 Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
  • 2010-09-29 Georges Charpak, Polish-French physicist who invented and developed subatomic particle detectors (Nobel 1992), dies at 86
  • 2010-10-14 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-French-American mathematician (proved Zipf's law), dies at 85
  • 2010-11-12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), dies from complications arising from a lung infection at 76
  • 2010-11-23 Ingrid Pitt, Polish-born British actress (b. 1937)
  • 2011-03-03 Irena Kwiatkowska, Polish actress and comedienne (Siedem Kotów, Kabaret Starszych Panów), dies at 98
  • 2011-05-27 Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)
  • 2011-07-23 John Shalikashvili, Polish-American general (NATO), dies at 75
  • 2011-08-05 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician (Deputy Prime Minister of Poland), dies at 57
  • 2012-02-01 Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88
  • 2012-03-07 Włodzimierz Smolarek, Polish soccer player (FC Utrecht), dies at 54
  • 2012-04-08 Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83
  • 2012-07-13 Jerzy Kulej, Polish light welterweight boxer and politician, dies from a heart attack at 71
  • 2013-04-11 Hilary Koprowski, Polish virologist and immunologist, dies at 96
  • 2013-10-28 Tadeusz Mazowiecki, 1st Prime Minister of Poland (1989-90), dies at 86
  • 2013-11-03 Gerard Cieślik, Polish soccer striker and manager (45 caps, 27 goals), dies at 86
  • 2013-12-29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer, dies from cancer at 81
  • 2014-05-25 Wojciech Jaruzelski, Polish general and 1st President of Poland (1989-90), dies at 90
  • 2014-09-04 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • 2015-01-07 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, dies at 88
  • 2015-02-17 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, dies at 92
  • 2015-08-04 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • 2016-08-01 Franciszek Macharski, Polish Cardinal, Archbishop of Krakow (1978-2005), dies at 87
  • 2016-10-09 Andrzej Wajda, Polish film director (Ashes & Diamonds, Man of Iron), dies at 90
  • 2017-01-09 Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), dies at 91
  • 2017-02-21 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • 2017-05-26 Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American national security advisor to President Carter (1977-1981), dies at 89
  • 2018-05-01 Wanda Wiłkomirska, Polish violinist and teacher, dies at 89
  • 2018-06-29 Irina Szewińska, Polish athlete, administrator (Olympic various sprint gold 1964, 68, 76), dies of cancer at 72
  • 2018-07-29 Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), dies of complication from lung cancer at 76
  • 2020-02-06 Jan Liberda, Polish soccer forward (35 caps; Polonia Bytom), dies at 83
  • 2020-02-23 Stefan Florenski, Polish soccer defender (11 caps; Górnik Zabrze), dies at 86
  • 2020-02-24 Jan Kowalczyk, Polish equestrian rider (Olympics gold show jumping individual; silver team 1980), dies at 78