Greek History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 319

  • 1916-09-11 German troops conquer Kavalla, Greece

Historic Event

1916-09-30 Eleftherios Venizelos announces he is forming a Provisional Government in Crete as an alternative to the one in Athens; he is determined to bring Greece into the war on the side of the Allies

  • 1916-11-26 Greece declares war on Germany
  • 1916-12-01 There is virtual civil war in Greece as royalists fight Eleftherios Venizelos' Liberal Party, the Allies ensure a Venizelist victory
  • 1917-01-16 The Greek Government accepts reparations for Allied losses sustained in recent actions in Greece

Historic Event

1917-06-11 King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens

  • 1917-06-27 Venizelos takes over as Prime Minister of Greece and severs relations with Central Powers, bringing Greece onside with the Allies in WWI
  • 1917-08-18 A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.
  • 1918-05-15 Greeks troops land at Smyrna
  • 1920-03-04 Last day of Julian civil calendar in Greece
  • 1920-03-25 Greek Independence Day
  • 1920-04-19 24th Boston Marathon won by Peter Trivoulidas of Greece in 2:29:31
  • 1920-08-24 With British approval, Greece is encouraged to take offensive action against Turkish nationalists in Asia Minor
  • 1920-12-05 Dimitrios Rallis forms a government in Greece.
  • 1920-12-19 King Constantine I is restored as King of the Hellenes after the death of his son Alexander I of Greece and a plebiscite.
  • 1921-01-16 Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece (4th time)
  • 1921-02-21 The London Conference on the Near East begins: the issue is the Allies' 1920 Treaty of Sevres, which had given part of Turkish Asia Minor to Greece

Historic Event

1921-07-16 Encouraged by the British, King Constantine of Greece launches a drive to take Asia Minor from nationalists under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

  • 1921-08-24 Battle of Sakaray Valley begins between Turkey & Greece
  • 1922-07-29 Greek troops defeat Turkish forces and are on their way to Constantinople, but the Allies forbid them taking the city
  • 1922-09-07 In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation
  • 1922-09-09 Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens
  • 1922-09-16 Turkish troops chase Greeks out of Asia
  • 1922-09-27 King Constantine I of Greece abdicates
  • 1922-09-30 Government of Alexandros Zaimis forms in Greece
  • 1922-10-11 Turkey & Greece sign cease fire
  • 1922-11-03 Greek parliament bans Prince Andreas for life
  • 1922-11-28 6 ex-ministers executed in Greece

Historic Event

1923-08-31 Mussolini orders the Greek Government to apologize for the deaths of an Italian general and his staff on the Greco-Albanian border

  • 1923-12-17 Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic
  • 1924-01-11 A republic is proclaimed in Greece; King George II is deposed and Eleutherios Venizelo is named Prime Minister of the Greek National Assembly
  • 1924-02-24 Greek parliament proclaims republic
  • 1924-03-24 Greece becomes a republic
  • 1924-03-25 Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier
  • 1924-04-13 Greek plebiscite for a republic
  • 1924-05-01 Admiral Paul Koundouriotis becomes President of Greece
  • 1924-08-26 The Catastrophe of Smyrna: known as the Asia Minor Catastrophe to Greeks. The Ottoman army expels Greeks and other non-Turks from Asia Minor. (August 13 OS)
  • 1924-10-07 Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms
  • 1925-06-25 Military putsch under General Theodorus Pangulos in Greece
  • 1925-09-29 Greek republican constitution enforced
  • 1925-09-30 General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament
  • 1925-10-06 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
  • 1926-01-03 Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator
  • 1926-01-04 Theodoros Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator
  • 1926-04-04 Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos elected president
  • 1926-08-17 Greek-Serbian, Croatian and Slavs peace treaty signed
  • 1926-08-21 -22] Uprising against Greek president and dictator Pangalos
  • 1926-08-22 Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out
  • 1926-08-25 Pavlos Koundouris becomes president of Greece
  • 1927-05-07 Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
  • 1929-12-14 Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece
  • 1930-06-13 22 people killed by hailstones in Siatista, Greece
  • 1930-09-25 Zoe Akins' "Greeks Had a Word for it" premieres in NYC
  • 1930-10-30 Turkey & Greece sign a treaty of friendship
  • 1932-10-31 Greek government of Venizelos falls
  • 1934-02-09 Balkan Entente alliance forms (Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey & Romania)
  • 1935-10-10 Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
  • 1935-11-03 George II returns to Greece after 12 years and regains monarchy
  • 1936-04-13 Ioannis Metaxas proclaims himself dictator of Greece
  • 1936-08-04 Ioannis Metaxas names himself dictator of Greece
  • 1938-07-30 General Metaxas names himself premier of Greece

Meeting of Interest

1939-06-22 Princess and future Queen Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN)

  • 1940-10-28 Greece successfully resists Italy's attack
  • 1940-12-22 World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.
  • 1941-01-10 World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • 1941-01-29 Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece
  • 1941-03-07 50,000 British soldiers land in Greece during WWII
  • 1941-04-21 WWII: Greece surrenders to Nazi Germany
  • 1941-04-23 Greek Army surrenders to Germany; British RAF evacuates the Greek King George II to Egypt
  • 1941-04-24 British army begins evacuation of Greece
  • 1941-04-27 German troops occupy Athens, Greece
  • 1941-04-28 Last British troops in Greece surrender
  • 1942-11-05 Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris
  • 1943-03-09 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
  • 1943-03-21 Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.

Historic Event

1943-08-18 Final convoy of Jews from Salonika, Greece, arrives at Auschwitz

  • 1944-04-05 World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans
  • 1944-04-14 Greek Colonel Venizelos forms government
  • 1944-04-26 Papandreou government in Greece forms
  • 1944-06-10 World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia Prefecture, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops
  • 1944-10-04 British troops land on Greek mainland
  • 1944-12-03 British order to disarm causes general strike in Greece
  • 1944-12-03 The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists
  • 1944-12-27 Greece: British premier Winston Churchill flies back to London
  • 1944-12-30 King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne, appointing Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens as Regent in 1945
  • 1945-01-03 Greek General Plastiras forms government
  • 1945-01-14 In Greece, Communists and the British agree to a cease-fire in the struggle to control Athens (and with it Greece)
  • 1946-03-31 First election is held in Greece after World War II
  • 1946-04-15 50th Boston Marathon won by Stylianos Kyriakides of Greece in 2:29:27; first and only Cypriot athlete to win the event
  • 1946-05-01 The Paris Peace Conference concludes that the islands of the Dodecanese should be returned to Greece by Italy
  • 1946-09-01 Greece votes for monarchy
  • 1946-09-27 King George II of Greece returns from exile to Athens
  • 1947-01-10 Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
  • 1947-05-22 "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece
  • 1947-08-29 Constantine Tsaldaris succeeds Maximos as Greek premier
  • 1948-02-10 Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
  • 1948-03-07 The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending Italian rule
  • 1948-05-16 CBS news correspondent George Polk's body is found in Greece
  • 1948-12-24 Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 458

  • 1913-05-04 Lady Katherine Brandram, Princess of Greece, the last surviving great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2007)
  • 1913-05-21 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1976)
  • 1913-08-19 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)
  • 1914-03-19 Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)
  • 1914-06-29 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician, born in Chalandri, Athens, Greece (d. 1976)
  • 1915-01-18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer, rebetiko and laïkó songwriter, and bouzouki player, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 1984)
  • 1915-04-21 Antonio "Anthony" Quinn, Mexican actor (Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia, Lust for Life), born in Chihuahua, Mexico (d. 2001)
  • 1915-06-11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1916-02-17 Raf Vallone, Italian actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon), born in Tropea, Italy (d. 2002)
  • 1917-03-24 Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
  • 1917-04-18 Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece, born in Blankenburg am Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (d. 1981)
  • 1917-05-11 Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser
  • 1917-06-15 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer, born in Agia Sofia, Piraeus, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1918-02-25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist and composer, born in Herakleion, Crete, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1918-05-26 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (NBA light heavyweight title 1941), born in Mersin, Turkey (d. 1985)
  • 1918-09-09 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1918-10-18 Konstantinos Mitsottakis, premier of Greece (1990- )
  • 1918-12-26 George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)
  • 1919-02-05 Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA (d. 1996)
  • 1919-05-05 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967), born in Elaiohori, Greece (d. 1999)
  • 1919-07-29 Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1920-03-21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and songwriter (d. 1970)
  • 1920-10-18 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1921-03-09 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), born in Athens, Greece (d. 1998)
  • 1921-03-25 Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Queen of Yugoslavia (d. 1993)

Prince Philip

1921-06-10 Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Great Britain's Elizabeth II, born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece (d. 2021)

  • 1922-05-29 Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2001)
  • 1922-06-11 Michael Cacoyannis, Greek film director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2011)
  • 1922-09-09 Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer
  • 1922-12-11 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, born in Peristeri, Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1923-05-03 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, born in Volos, Greece (d. 2015)
  • 1924-06-26 Kostas Axelos, Greek-French philosopher, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2010)
  • 1925-01-25 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician & songwriter, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1992)
  • 1925-03-10 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)
  • 1925-07-29 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Zorba the Greek; Mauthausen Trilogy; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece (d. 2021)
  • 1925-10-23 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer and conductor ("Never On A Sunday"), born in Xanthi, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 1926-08-15 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), born in Patras, Greece (d. 2016)
  • 1926-09-03 Irene Papas [neé Lelekou], Greek actress (Zorba the Greek; Attila The Hun; The Guns of Navarone), born in Chiliomodi, Corinth, Greece (d. 2022)
  • 1928-03-02 Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)
  • 1928-06-07 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1928-11-27 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor and director (Oi Kyries tis avlis), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1928-12-23 Chronis Aidonidis, Greek folk and traditional music singer, born in Karoti, Greece
  • 1929-06-04 Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece (2005-15), born in Ioannina, Greece (d. 2021)
  • 1929-06-29 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian-French classical guitarist and composer, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • 1929-07-30 Sid Krofft, Canadian-American puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1930-06-19 Jul Levi, Bulgarian composer and conductor, born in Salonica, Greece
  • 1931-08-29 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, born in Nea Ionia, Athens, Greece (d. 2001)
  • 1933-12-31 Chryssa [Vardea-Mavromichali], Greek-American artist, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2013)
  • 1934-02-17 Alan Bates, Allestree England, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)
  • 1934-03-07 Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer, born in Corfu
  • 1934-03-11 George Stamatoyannopoulos, Greece, medical genetics researcher
  • 1934-05-30 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1934-08-31 Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1934-10-13 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • 1934-10-27 Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1934-11-18 Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek writer (Z) and diplomat, born in Kavala, Greece
  • 1935-04-17 Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director (Eternity and a Day, The Travelling Players), born in Athens, Greece (d. 2012)
  • 1935-06-02 Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist
  • 1935-08-16 Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1936-06-23 Costas Simitis, Prime Minister of Greece
  • 1936-07-07 Nikos Xilouris, Greek folk singer-songwriter, born in Anogeia, Crete, Greece (d. 1980)
  • 1936-09-07 Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician, born in Lefkada, Greece
  • 1936-11-05 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • 1937-08-11 Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek-British journalist and multi-millionaire
  • 1937-10-22 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (Ta Tragoudia Mas) and well known leftist and critic of the Greek military junta, born in Alexandria, Kingdom of Egypt (d. 1982)
  • 1938-05-20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • 1938-06-30 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek folk singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), born in Drama, Greece (d. 1999)
  • 1938-08-17 Theodoros Pangalos, Greek politician, born in Eleusis, Greece
  • 1938-11-02 Queen Sofía [Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark], Queen consort of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1939-01-03 Nikos Alefantos, Greek soccer midfielder and manager (Olympiacos), born in Edessa, Greece (d. 2020)
  • 1939-01-07 Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark, born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy
  • 1939-03-14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer and conductor, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1939-03-18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • 1939-05-27 Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman
  • 1939-07-02 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • 1940-06-02 Constantine II, deposed King of Greece (1964-73)
  • 1940-07-26 Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer (Oi Erastes tou Oneirou), born in Kokkinia, Piraeus, Greece
  • 1940-09-17 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (Zorba the Greek), born in Limassol, Cyprus (d. 2007)
  • 1941-01-21 Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • 1942-01-22 Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer
  • 1942-03-17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • 1942-12-14 Zoe Laskari, Greek actress, born in Thessaloniki, Greece (d. 2017)
  • 1943-03-18 Toula Grivas, Greek actress
  • 1943-05-23 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek pop singer (Hathike to feggari - The Moon is Lost; Ximeromata - Daybreaks), born in Metaxourgeio, Athens, Greece (d. 2005)
  • 1943-05-28 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, born in Athens (d. 2004)
  • 1943-10-19 Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1944-09-15 Sotirios Hatzigakis, Greek politician, born in Trikala,, Greece
  • 1945-02-26 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach & politician, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1945-03-19 Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
  • 1945-10-26 Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1945-11-05 Aleka Papariga, Greek politician (General Secretary of Communist Party of Greece 1991-2013), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1946-02-13 Louis Kondos, Greek actor, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1946-06-15 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 2015)
  • 1946-11-23 Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1947-01-27 Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
  • 1947-04-13 Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer and politician, born in Patras, Greece
  • 1947-08-11 Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician
  • 1947-10-11 Lucas Papademos, Greek economist and Prime Minister of Greece (2011-12), born in Athens, Greece
  • 1947-11-28 Maria Farantouri, Greek folk and jazz singer, born in Athens
  • 1948-04-02 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 219

  • 1966-11-15 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)
  • 1967-03-10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and rebetiko musician, dies at about 82
  • 1968-08-27 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
  • 1968-11-01 Georgios Papandreou, Greek politician and Prime Minister of Greece (1944–45, 1963, 1964–65 dies at 80
  • 1970-03-10 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • 1970-03-20 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 1970-03-21 Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)
  • 1971-01-09 Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
  • 1971-02-15 Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast, dies at 85
  • 1972-01-07 Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1972-02-08 Márkos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and rebetiko songwriter, dies at 66
  • 1973-01-23 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • 1973-02-09 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek-American actress (The Exorcist), dies at 89
  • 1974-01-27 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • 1974-08-19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • 1974-10-01 Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (discovery of the site of an ancient port city on the island of Thera, in the southern Aegean Sea), dies at 72
  • 1975-02-10 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • 1975-03-15 Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
  • 1975-06-28 Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • 1976-05-01 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)
  • 1976-08-22 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, dies at 63
  • 1977-09-04 Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek folk singer, songwriter and guitarist, dies at 78
  • 1977-10-08 Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer and lyricist, dies at 75
  • 1978-05-26 Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)
  • 1978-07-02 Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)
  • 1979-11-13 Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
  • 1980-02-08 Nikos Xilouris, Greek folk singer-songwriter, dies of lung and brain cancer at 43
  • 1980-10-15 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)
  • 1981-01-17 Loukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (b. 1899)
  • 1981-02-06 Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece, dies at 63
  • 1981-10-07 Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (Belle du Seigneur), dies at 86
  • 1981-12-20 Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)
  • 1982-09-17 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (Ta Tragoudia Mas) and well known leftist and critic of the Greek military junta, dies at 44 after suffering several strokes
  • 1983-04-13 Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor & naturalist, dies at 87
  • 1983-09-03 Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)
  • 1984-01-18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer, rebetiko and laïkó songwriter, and bouzouki player, dies on his 69th birthday
  • 1984-01-21 Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)
  • 1984-03-11 Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and songwriter, dies at about 81 (b. 1903)
  • 1984-04-13 Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Greek actor, dies at 71
  • 1984-04-14 Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • 1984-06-02 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (b. 1908)
  • 1984-09-02 Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (Antigone, Marinos Kontaras), dies at 79
  • 1985-03-23 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • 1985-06-11 Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)
  • 1985-06-28 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), dies at 72
  • 1985-10-31 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (NBA light heavyweight title 1941), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1985-10-31 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • 1986-10-29 Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)
  • 1987-02-14 Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (b. 1908)
  • 1988-01-20 Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)
  • 1988-03-17 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, dies at 38
  • 1988-10-02 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British automotive designer who designed the Mini, dies at 81
  • 1989-09-26 Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome
  • 1990-04-11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece, dies at 86
  • 1990-11-11 Alexis Minotis [Alexandros Minotakis], Greek actor (The Merchant of Venice; King Lear), dies at 90
  • 1990-11-12 Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet and political activist, dies at 81
  • 1991-08-04 Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80
  • 1992-03-10 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)
  • 1992-03-30 Manolis Andronikos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72
  • 1992-07-27 Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1994-01-24 Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48
  • 1994-03-06 Melina Mercouri, Greek actress, activist and politician, dies of lung cancer at 73
  • 1994-04-25 George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
  • 1994-06-15 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek conductor, and Academy Award-winning composer ("Never On Sunday"), dies at 68
  • 1994-07-12 David Malcolm Lewis, English historian, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56
  • 1994-09-03 Nikos Ghika, Greek artist, dies at 88
  • 1994-12-18 Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 1996-04-21 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, sportscaster, LV bookmaker (The NFL Today; fired for racist remarks), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • 1996-06-23 Andreas Papandreou, Prime Minister of Greece (1981-89, 1993-96), dies at 76
  • 1996-10-21 Georgios Zoitakis, leader of Greece (1967-72), dies
  • 1997-12-26 Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist, dies at 75
  • 1998-01-16 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (A Girl in Black), dies of cancer at 66
  • 1998-04-23 Konstantinos Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (1980-85), dies at 91
  • 1999-04-22 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (first Greek artist to record or re-record the authentic, "prohibited" rebetika songs in the early 1970s with their original lyrics), dies at 60
  • 1999-08-24 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian-French classical guitarist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1999-10-17 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, dies at 84
  • 2001-01-27 Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)
  • 2001-02-04 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), dies after several years of serious illness at 78
  • 2001-08-27 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)
  • 2001-09-14 Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer, dies at 70
  • 2001-12-18 Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer, dies at 87
  • 2002-10-31 Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician and 1st President of Greece, dies at 99
  • 2003-04-17 Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon, dies at 92
  • 2003-09-28 Elia Kazan, Greek-American film director (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 94
  • 2004-04-01 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies from septicaemia at 51
  • 2004-04-02 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-06-11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • 2004-06-24 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek lyricist, journalist, and children's book author, dies of an allergic reaction at 39 or 40 [birth year uncertain]
  • 2004-07-29 Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
  • 2004-08-08 Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2004-09-02 Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)
  • 2004-10-14 Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)
  • 2004-12-04 Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano, dies of heart failure at 61
  • 2005-02-13 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist, dies at 40
  • 2005-03-12 Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2005-03-29 Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • 2005-04-07 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer, dies at 82
  • 2005-04-19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • 2005-05-11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer, and composer, dies at 88
  • 2005-05-22 Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914)