Anna Walentynowicz



Age: 80


Summary: Polish labor leader whose 1980 firing as a crane operator at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk touched off the strike that led to the founding of Solidarity and the unraveling of Communism in Poland.



Cause of Death: Airplane accident


Born: August 13, 1929


Died: April 10, 2010


Location: Smolensk, Russia