Havel begins working at the Theatre on the Balustrade. He authors a small comic piece, Motormorphosis, to be performed as part of a larger comedy about the current mania for automobiles, called Hitchhiking. Motormorphosis is never performed, instead being adapted into the one-man version of Hitchhiking performed by the artistic director, Ivan Vyskocil.
Havel writes An Evening With the Family. It is not performed.
The victory of Communism is announced, and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic is declared, with a constitution further affirming Communist power.