Greek History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 329

  • 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 & 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
  • 1949-11-06 Greek civil war ends after 3 years with defeat of communist factions
  • 1950-03-23 Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greek government
  • 1952-05-28 The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • 1952-11-14 Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections
  • 1952-11-16 Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election
  • 1953-10-12 US & Greece sign peace treaty (US bases)
  • 1955-03-21 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus desires Cyprus to join Greece
  • 1957-03-20 Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it
  • 1957-04-06 Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.
  • 1958-03-20 Greek Clandestine Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission
  • 1958-06-07 Battles between Turkish & Greeks Cypriots break out
  • 1959-02-19 Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
  • 1961-11-04 Konstantinos Karamanlis becomes premier of Greece
  • 1962-05-19 87th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2
  • 1962-11-01 Greece enters European Common Market
  • 1963-05-22 Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
  • 1963-06-11 Greek government of Karamanlis resigns
  • 1963-06-19 Greek government of Pipinolis forms
  • 1963-12-23 Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die
  • 1963-12-24 Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus
  • 1964-02-11 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
  • 1964-02-12 Fighting breaks out between Turks and Greeks over dispute islands in Cyprus and 16 are killed; the UN responds the following month by sending a peacekeeping force
  • 1964-02-18 Papandreou government takes power in Greece
  • 1964-03-06 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
  • 1964-08-07 Turkey begins air attack on Greek Cypriots
  • 1964-09-29 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • 1965-07-15 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
  • 1965-09-24 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
  • 1967-04-21 Military coup in Greece, Konstantinos Kollias becomes premier
  • 1967-04-22 Martial Law goes into effect in Greece
  • 1967-07-12 Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship
  • 1967-08-21 Mikis Theodorakis arrested in Greece
  • 1967-09-23 Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou
  • 1967-12-13 Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II
  • 1968-03-03 Greek, Portuguese & Spanish embassies bombed in the Hague
  • 1968-11-17 Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos
  • 1969-03-28 Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece
  • 1969-04-18 Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund
  • 1969-12-08 Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed
  • 1970-04-13 Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed
  • 1972-03-05 Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party
  • 1973-06-01 Greek President Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"
  • 1973-07-29 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy

  • 1973-10-08 Spyris Markezinis forms government in Greece
  • 1973-11-04 Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou
  • 1973-11-17 Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed
  • 1973-11-18 Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests
  • 1973-11-25 Bloodless military coup ousts Greek President George Papadopoulos
  • 1974-01-13 Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • 1974-07-23 Greek military dictatorship collapses
  • 1974-12-08 Greek monarchy rejected by referendum
  • 1975-06-11 Greece adopts constitution
  • 1976-10-10 Greece's 98 year-old Dimitrion Yordanidis, is oldest man to compete in a marathon; he finishes in 7:33
  • 1977-11-08 Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.
  • 1979-05-28 European Market accepts Greece as member
  • 1980-02-23 Oil tanker explosion off Pilos, Greece, causes 37-mil-gallon spillage
  • 1980-05-05 Constantine Karamanlis is elected for the first time President of Greece.
  • 1981-01-01 Greece is 10th country to join European Economic Community
  • 1981-06-22 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
  • 1981-10-04 Pasakevi Kouna of Greece (9) is youngest international gymnastics participant
  • 1981-10-18 Andreas Papandreous' PASOK wins Greek elections
  • 1982-06-25 Greece abolishes headshaving of recruits in the military.
  • 1985-03-29 Christos Sartzetakis elected President of Greece
  • 1985-06-02 Andreas Papandreou's PASOK-party wins election in Greece
  • 1986-04-02 4 US passengers killed by bomb at TWA counter Athens Airport Greece
  • 1988-01-15 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
  • 1988-01-16 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • 1988-04-23 A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles
  • 1988-06-15 Turkish premier Özal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens
  • 1989-11-23 Xenophobia Zolotas sworn in as premier of Greece
  • 1990-04-08 New Democracy wins the national election in Greece.
  • 1991-08-04 The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
  • 1991-12-28 Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen
  • 1992-12-03 The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo
  • 1993-10-13 Greek government of Papandreou forms
  • 1994-03-10 1 million Greeks attend Melina Mercouri's funeral
  • 1995-03-09 President Konstantine Karamanlis (88) of Greece, resigns
  • 1995-05-13 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
  • 1996-02-15 Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.
  • 1996-11-23 Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
  • 1997-08-01 6th World Championships in Athletics open at Athens, Greece
  • 1997-08-10 6th World Championships in Athletics close at Athens, Greece
  • 1997-09-05 Athens in Greece, selected to host 2004 Olympics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001-06-27 Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 2002-06-06 A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. Resulting explosion estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
  • 2004-01-06 Costas Simitis announces his resignation as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Greece.
  • 2004-03-07 New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
  • 2004-07-04 UEFA European Championship: Greece defeat Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon
  • 2004-08-13 28th Olympic Games opens at Athens, Greece
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 486

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1950-07-15 Arianna Huffington, Greek-American author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post, born in Athens, Greece

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington
  • 1950-07-18 Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer
  • 1950-12-11 Christine Onassis [Andreadis], American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-03-05 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • 1951-05-23 Antonis Samaras, Greek politician
  • 1951-09-08 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • 1951-10-19 Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize
  • 1952-02-27 Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor
  • 1952-03-17 Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • 1952-06-16 George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician
  • 1952-06-30 Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician
  • 1952-08-23 Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician
  • 1952-10-25 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)
  • 1952-12-07 Georges Corraface, Greek actor, president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • 1953-02-03 Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
  • 1953-06-06 Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1953-11-11 Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician
  • 1953-11-12 Vasilis Karras, Greek singer
  • 1953-12-14 Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician
  • 1954-01-15 Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
  • 1954-02-12 Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
  • 1954-03-20 Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
  • 1954-03-25 Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • 1954-05-06 Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
  • 1954-05-31 Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer
  • 1954-10-26 Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1955-01-08 Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
  • 1955-04-30 Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau
  • 1955-08-07 Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director
  • 1955-09-17 Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
  • 1955-10-17 Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician
  • 1955-10-19 Melpo Kosti, Greek actress
  • 1955-12-12 Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman
  • 1956-02-13 Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
  • 1956-09-14 Kostas Karamanlis, Greek prime-minister
  • 1956-09-14 Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek politician
  • 1957-01-01 Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • 1957-08-23 Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician
  • 1957-09-29 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • 1957-10-01 Stelios Mainas, Greek actor
  • 1957-12-20 Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer
  • 1958-01-06 Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • 1958-01-22 Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
  • 1958-04-15 Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress
  • 1958-05-12 Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist
  • 1958-08-03 Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director
  • 1958-10-16 Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer
  • 1959-05-25 Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
  • 1959-06-06 Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician
  • 1959-08-23 George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player
  • 1960-01-13 Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
  • 1960-02-05 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
  • 1960-12-29 Katerina Didaskou, Greek actress
  • 1961-02-05 Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1961-07-13 Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager
  • 1961-07-26 Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer
  • 1962-01-23 Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
  • 1963-02-20 Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
  • 1963-03-03 Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter
  • 1963-06-08 Keti Garbi, Greek singer
  • 1963-09-13 Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1963-10-20 Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer
  • 1964-06-04 Eva Fampas, Greek guitarist
  • 1964-06-07 Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
  • 1964-08-25 Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1965-01-17 Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
  • 1965-03-29 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)
  • 1965-03-29 Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete
  • 1965-04-20 Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
  • 1965-07-10 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
  • 1965-08-12 Angeliki Kanellopoulou, Greece, tennis star
  • 1965-10-24 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1965-12-18 Angeliki Kaneltopoutous, Greece, tennis star
  • 1966-02-05 Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer
  • 1966-02-17 Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer
  • 1966-03-30 Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
  • 1966-05-13 Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host
  • 1966-09-26 Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer
  • 1966-10-28 Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1966-11-05 Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress
  • 1966-12-15 Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 225 of 225

  • 2005-03-12 Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2005-03-29 Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • 2005-04-01 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)
  • 2005-04-07 Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)
  • 2005-04-19 George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)
  • 2005-05-11 Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)
  • 2005-05-22 Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914)
  • 2005-06-23 Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • 2005-08-16 Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)
  • 2005-09-01 Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)
  • 2005-11-08 Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)
  • 2006-02-13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2006-03-15 George Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
  • 2007-01-30 Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)
  • 2007-03-08 Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)
  • 2007-06-04 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)
  • 2008-01-28 Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece (b. 1939)
  • 2008-03-04 Elena Nathanael, Greek film actress (b. 1941)
  • 2008-06-04 Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1952)
  • 2009-09-29 Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)
  • 2011-04-17 Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2011-05-03 Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • 2012-04-17 Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 2012-06-18 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78
  • 2015-01-25 Demis Roussos, Greek singer and performer (Aphrodite's Child), dies from an undisclosed illness at 68