1978

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Events

February

  • February 18: Egyptian editor, Youssef Sebai, is murdered in Nicosia by members of the PLO.
  • February 19: A 1-hour gun battle takes place at Larnaca International Airport between Egyptian antiterrorist forces and the Cypriot National Guard. The Egyptians, who were there without the knowledge or permission of the Cypriot government, had attempted to storm an aircraft with hijackers aboard who had murdered editor Youssef Sebai the previous day.

March

May

June

  • June 4: AEK defeat PAOK 2-0 in the final of the Greek Football Cup thus winning the double for the first time since 1939.
  • June 20: A powerful earthquake (6.5 on Richter scale) strikes Thessaloniki; 35 people are dead in collapse of building at Nicephorus Phocas Street.

September

October

December

Births

January

February

April

June

September

October

November

Deaths

March

May

June

September

December