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- January 2: Greek-American diva Maria Callas leaves the set after the first act of "Norma", causing a stir in the audience which includes the President of Italy.
- May 11: Constantine Karamanlis is reelected PM with ERE winning 41.16% of the vote. Surprisingly, the United Democratic Left comes in second with 24.42%.
- May 25: Giorgos Papavasiliou breaks the Greek record in the 5000m with 14:34.4 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
- June 7: Turkish-Cypriot extremists burn down the club offices of Olympiakos Lefkosia FC.
- June 12: Eight innocent, unarmed Greek Cypriot civilians, from Kondemenos village, are murdered by TMT terrorists near the village of Geunyeli. They had been dropped off at that location earlier by British soldiers.
- July 5: British troops fire upon civilian protesters in Avgorou, Cyprus, killing pregnant mother Loukia Papageorgiou.
- July 12: Evangelos Depastas breaks the Greek record for the 800m with a time of 1:49.1.
- July 12: Georgios Roubanis breaks the Greek record in the pole vault with 4.60m. His record will stand for six years.
- September 2: The Battle of Liopetri takes place; four EOKA members - Fotis Pittas, Andreas Karios, Christos Samaras and Elias Papakyriakou are killed.
- September 4: Greek Police announce that any and all "teddy boys" would be given a clean cut.
- September 20: Evangelos Depastas breaks the Greek record for the 1500m with a time of 3:44.7.
- November 19: After refusing to surrender, EOKA fighter Kyriakos Matsis is killed in Kato Dikomo, Cyprus by the British.
- November 19: The first game on grass in Leoforos Alexandras Stadium (later renamed to Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium is a friendly between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos. Olympiakos wins with a goal by Elias Yfantis and a 1-0 score.
- November 24: Savvas Rotsides is ambushed and killed. He is the last Cypriot to die in the EOKA struggle against the British.
- December 22: A bus fall off a cliff near Ioannina, Epirus, killing 28 people on board.
- December 29: OPAP is founded.
- April 15: Memos Ioannou, basketball player and coach.
- April 26: Giorgos Kostikos, footballer and coach.
- May 4: Antonis Minou, footballer.
- May 17: Grigoris Charalambidis, footballer
- May 23: Yiannis Valaoras, footballer
- September 2: Fotis Pittas, EOKA fighter
- September 2: Andreas Karios, EOKA fighter
- September 2: Christos Samaras, EOKA fighter
- September 2: Elias Papakyriakou, EOKA fighter