The Socialist German Student Association (SDS) announces its disbandment. The student movement and the Extra-Parliamentary Opposition (APO) splits up into a reform movement, which the SPD joins, a group that follows the German Communist Party (DKP), and Maoist, district-based and spontaneous formations.
After the violent freeing of the Frankurt department-store arsonist Andreas Baader under the leadership of Ulrike Meinhof, during which a bystander is shot and wounded, the terrorist underground organisation "Rote Armee Fraktion" ("Red Army Faction"), or RAF, is founded. The group believes it can bring about a mass armed rebellion by carrying out murders, kidnappings and violent actions.less
Meeting between the chairman of the GDR Council of Ministers, Willi Stoph, and West German Chancellor Willy Brandt in Erfurt. While Willi Stoph calls for relations between East and West Germany to be taken up as between independent, sovereign states, Willy Brandt insists on a special German-German relationship.more