Greek History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 332 of 332

  • 2004-08-29 28th Olympic Games closes at Athens, Greece
  • 2004-09-11 All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).
  • 2005-05-21 50th Eurovision Song Contest: Helena Paparizou for Greece wins singing "My Number One" in Kiev
  • 2006-01-08 A magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.
  • 2009-10-04 George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.
  • 2009-11-14 The National Statistical Service of Greece states that the country has been in recession since the beginning of the year
  • 2012-02-17 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • 2012-03-08 Greece secures debt-restructuring deal with private lenders
  • 2012-03-18 Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium
  • 2012-03-21 Greek Parliament votes in favour of an international bailout deal
  • 2012-04-05 77-year old pensioner's suicide outside Greek parliament prompts further protests in Athens
  • 2012-04-11 Prime Minister of Greece, Lucas Papademos, resigns and calls an election for May 6
  • 2012-05-06 Greek parliamentary election results in 60% support for parties opposed to austerity measures
  • 2012-05-15 Greece's fifth attempt to a form a coalition government fails and new June elections are scheduled
  • 2012-06-17 Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election
  • 2012-06-19 Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
  • 2012-06-23 Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
  • 2012-09-05 Austerity measure requires Greece to increase its maximum working days to six per week
  • 2012-09-26 Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures
  • 2012-10-17 Tens of thousands protest against austerity measures in Greece
  • 2012-11-14 A series of protests against austerity measures occur across Europe including Spain, Portugal, and Greece
  • 2012-11-27 The Eurozone announces that it will make loans of 43.7 billion euros to Greece
  • 2012-12-15 18 Asylum seekers drown in the Aegean Sea on the way to Greece from Turkey
  • 2013-11-27 Greece becomes the first developed market to be demoted into an emerging market by the MSCI index

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-06-26 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls for a Greek referendum on new bailout terms

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • 2015-06-28 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek government says banks closed for a week and ATM withdrawals restricted after European Central Bank refused to supply emergency funds
  • 2015-07-01 Greek Credit Crisis: Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion)
  • 2015-07-13 Greek Credit Crisis: Eurozone agrees conditional deal to lend €86bn over 3 years if Greece passes reforms.
  • 2015-08-11 Greek Debt crisis: European Commission announces a bailout with Greece and its creditors has been agreed "in principle"
  • 2015-08-27 Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos names top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou caretaker Prime Minister - Greece's 1st female Prime Minister
  • 2015-09-20 Alexis Tsipras and Syriza party declared the winners in Greek snap election
  • 2015-10-20 Migrants arriving in Greece top 500,00 for the year, according to the UN

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 489

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-07-28 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras

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Famous Deaths

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