The Soviets respond to the creation of the Federal Republic of Germany by proclaiming the formation of the German Democratic Republic comprised entirely of the area of the Soviet Zone of Occupation in Germany.
Day of German Unity. The unification of Germany enters into force on October 3 with a state ceremony in Berlin, after which the Berlin House of Representatives and the German Bundestag hold new elections.
Spectacular escape of 57 East Berliners through a 145-yard tunnel dug out under the Wall. This event concludes just one day before the start of celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of the creation of the Deutsches Demorkratische Republik (DDR).