1982

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Events

January

  • January 18: A major earthquake (7.0 on the Richter scale) strikes off the coast of Thasos.
  • January 20: The first Greek test-tube baby - Christina Iordanidou - is born.

February

March

April

  • April 30: The National Resistance of 1941-1944 is officially recognised by the Greek state. Many of those who took part are awarded medals and even pensions.

June

  • June 1: Greece assumes the Presidency of the European Union.
  • June 15: The Drachma is devalued by 15%.
  • June 29: At the play-off soccer game that takes place in Volos, Olympiakos defeats Panathinaikos with 2-1 and wins the championship. Both teams were ranked first with the same number of points. It was the second title Olympiakos won in this same stadium.

September

October

November

  • November 2: The traffic ring is implemented for the first time in Athens in an effort to combat smog.

December

Births

January

February

March

May

August

September

Deaths

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May

June

July

September

October