1949

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Events

January

February

March

  • March 22: Communists blow up the power station of Xylokastro but are slain by national forces.

April

May

June

July

  • July 10: Marshall Tito closes the border between Yugoslavia and Greece. This action led to the rapid defeat of the communists during the Greek Civil War.
  • July 23: A powerful earthquake (6.7 on the Richter scale) strikes the island of Chios.
  • July 23: The Cyprus National Football Team play their first international: a 3-0 loss to Israel in Tel-Aviv.
  • July 29: 700 political prisoners are released from Makronisos after signing an affidavit of repentance.

August

October

November

December

Births

April

June

July

August

September

November

December

Deaths

March

May

June

July

September