1979

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Events

January

February

  • February 12: Weapons are stolen from an army base in Rethymno, Crete.
  • February 13: The Greek government publishes the new law allowing divorce for reason of "long-term separation".

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • August 9: A medical certificate is no longer required for a wedding in Greece.

September

  • September 6: Two AE Larisa FC players - Mousiaris and Koukoulitsios - are killed in a traffic accident. Their teammate, Yiannis Valaoras, miraculously survives.
  • September 12: With a goal from Takis Nikoloudis, Greece is almost qualified for the first time for a European Championship (Euro 1980) as they overcome USSR 1-0 at Leoforos. As the opponents Finland and USSR, both trailing two points, have two resp. one game in hand Greece has to wait seven weeks in agony to learn its fate.

October

November

December

Births

January

February

March

June

July

Deaths

March

August

September

October

November