- April 10: Nikos Angelakis becomes the first - and so far, only - player to score six goals in a Greek League game as Aris defeat Apollon Athens 6-1.
- September 26: Panagis Tsaldaris' Laiko Komma wins the Greek general elections.
- September 27: A major earthquake (7.0 on the Richter scale) strikes Chalkidiki. 161 persons are killed.
- November 4: Panagis Tsaldaris is sworn in as Prime Minister after winning the September 26 elections as head of the Popular Party (Laiko Komma)
- November 13: Olympiakos thrash Panathinaikos 6-1 in a Greek Cup game.
- May 3: Odysseus Eskitzoglou, olympic sailor, gold medalist
- May 19: Charalambos Mouskos, EOKA fighter
- August 5: Ria Kourti, singer
- August 22: Andreas Voutsinas, actor, drama coach and stage director
- August 29: Lakis Petropoulos, football player and coach
- Date Unknown: Sotirios Bulgaris, jeweler, founder of the Bulgari firm in Italy.