Bärbel Bohley and Ulrike Poppe, members of the GDR peace movement who were arrested on 12 December 1983, go on hunger strike because they do not want to be deported to the West.
The West German municipal transport services (BVG) take over the running of the suburban train service in West Berlin from the GDR.
The United States and the Soviet Union reach out to one another. In a speech on January 5th, 1984, US President Ronald Reagan says that the year 1984 will bring opportunities for peace.more
As was decided at the CSCE follow-up meeting in Madrid, the Conference on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures and Disarmament in Europe in Europe (CDE) begins in Stockholm.
Six GDR citizens ask for political asylum in the US embassy in East Berlin. On 22 January, they are allowed to leave for West Berlin. On 24 January, twelve GDR citizens who have fled to the West German Permanent Mission also leave for West Berlin.