- Methuen/Magnet publishes a paperback, colour English version of Tintin in America.
- The Pampa Ponies and Mini-Jeeps rides, based on Tintin in America and The Shooting Star respectively, are opened at the Walibi Belgium theme park.
- Asterix in Belgium, which includes a one frame reference to Tintin with Thompson and Thomson, is published.
- Cutts the Butcher and Professor Calculus appear in a television commercial for cooking oil.
- American Andy Warhol, a pioneer of Pop Art, makes a series of four portraits of Hergé.
- January 10 - The Adventures of Tintin celebrates its 50th anniversary.