Calendar

October 1989

  • 7
    Hungary: The Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party (Magyar Szocialista Munkáspárt) is dissolved; it is replaced by the Hungarian Socialist Party (Magyar Szocialista Párt).
  • 7
    German Democratic Republic: 40th anniversary of the State; in 18 cities protests are organised; protesters chant, inter alia, “Gorbi, Gorbi!”
  • 18
    Hungary: Amendment to the constitution introducing the multi-party system.
  • 18
    German Democratic Republic: Dismissal of Erich Honecker; Egon Krenz becomes the new Secretary General of SED.
  • 28
    Czechoslovakia: Several thousand people protest in Prague.