Greek History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 321

  • 1915-10-05 Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing
  • 1915-11-06 Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
  • 1916-09-11 German troops conquer Kavalla Greece
  • 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 Venizelist, and the Allies determine on a Venizelist victory
  • 1917-01-16 The Greek Government accepts reparations for Allied losses sustained in recent actions in Greece
  • 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
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

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

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 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
  • 1941-04-21 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.
  • 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 continent
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 474

  • 1913-03-13 Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (O blofatzis, Anna of Rhodes), born in Athen, Greeces (d. 1985)
  • 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 & songwriter, 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 singer and composer (d. 2005)
  • 1918-02-25 Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (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 George 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 song writer (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)

Person of interestPrince Philip

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

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 1922-05-29 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, 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 Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)
  • 1925-10-23 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)
  • 1926-08-15 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), born in Patras, Greece (d. 2016)
  • 1926-09-03 Irene Papas, Greek actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun, The Guns of Navarone), born in Chiliomodi, Corinth, Greece
  • 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 singer, born in Karoti, Greece
  • 1929-06-04 Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece (2005-15), born in Ioannina, Greece
  • 1929-06-21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian 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
  • 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
  • 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 singer (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/multi-millionaire
  • 1937-10-22 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • 1938-05-20 Marinella, Greek singer and actress
  • 1938-06-30 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), born in Drama, Greece(d. 1999)
  • 1938-08-17 Theodoros Pangalos, Greek politician
  • 1938-11-02 Queen Sofia, consort of King Juan Carlos I (Spain), born Princess of Greece and Denmark 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
  • 1939-03-14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1939-03-18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • 1939-05-12 Miltiadis Evert, Greek politician
  • 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
  • 1943-05-17 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (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
  • 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
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 220

  • 1966-10-30 Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (Leonís), dies at 60
  • 1966-11-15 Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)
  • 1967-03-10 Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)
  • 1968-08-27 Marina, princess of Greece/Denmark/Dutchess of Kent, dies at 61
  • 1968-11-01 Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80
  • 1970-03-10 Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)
  • 1970-03-20 Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (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
  • 1972-02-08 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)
  • 1973-01-23 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • 1973-02-09 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • 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 musician (b. 1899)
  • 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 singer (b. 1936)
  • 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 (b. 1937)
  • 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 and songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 1984-01-21 Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)
  • 1984-03-11 Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and song writer (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 Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)
  • 1985-10-31 Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (NBA light heavyweight title 1941), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 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 car designer, developer of 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 (b. 1904)
  • 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 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)
  • 1995-03-08 Kostis Stephanopoulos, Greek conservative politician (President of Greece, 1995-2005), dies at 90
  • 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 George 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 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 songwriter (b. 1957)
  • 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)