1973

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Events

January

February

March

  • March 11: The derby between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos is stopped in the 83rd minute of play, by referee Latsios, due to the fracas that breaks out on the pitch between the players of the two teams. The match will later be awarded to Olympiakos (2-0 on a forfeit).
  • March 15: A large quantity of weapons and ammunition is stolen, by armed men, from a Police station in Lemesos, Cyprus. EOKA B' is blamed.

April

May

  • May 16: Greek football referee Christos Michas officiates the European Cup Winners Cup final between AC Milan - Leeds Utd. (1-0) in Thessaloniki. He will be punished later by the Greek Football Federation for his many grievous errors which affected the outcome of the match.
  • May 23: The Greek military vessel "Velos" sails to Italy where its crew seeks political asylum from the military Junta that rules Greece.

June

  • June 1: The Junta declares the Greek Monarchy abolished.

July

  • July 1: Spyros Kontosoros breaks the Greek record in the 3000m steeplechase with 8:25.6.
  • July 14: Archbishop Makarios III defrocks the three Cypriot Metropolitans who had earlier called for his resignation from the Presidency of the island-republic.
  • July 19: A Palestinian attacks the offices of El Al in Athens. He captures two hostages but releases them after negotiations with the Greek police.
  • July 27: EOKA B' abduct Christos Vakis, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Cyprus.
  • July 29: The Military government of Greece holds a referendum on a proposed new constitution that abolishes the monarchy. 78.4% approve according to the government-released results.

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November

December

Births

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August

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October

November

December

Deaths

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