1983

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Events

January

February

  • February 5: The figures of the 1981 Census are announced: the population of Greece stands at 9,740,411.
  • February 24: The SS "Golden Dawn" sinks off the coast of Euboea. 26 passengers drown.

March

  • March 19: "Vradyni" publisher, Tzortzis Athanasiadis is murdered in his office by left-wing radicals.
  • March 22: In a letter to the Police, an organisation called "Anti-terrorist Struggle" assumes responsibility for the murder of publisher Tzortzis Athanasiadis.
  • March 30: The 5-day, 40-hour work week is enacted for private industry in Greece.

June

August

  • August 6: A powerful earthquake (6.8 on the Richter scale) strikes Lemnos and the surrounding area.

September

October

November

  • November 15: The "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" is proclaimed in the occupied territories of the island. Only Turkey will recognise this state.
  • November 15: US Navy Captain, George Tsantes, who is the head of JUSMAGG, is killed with his driver Nikos Veloutsos, an employee of the US Embassy, on Kifissia Avenue in Psychiko. The Revolutionary Organisation 17 November assume responsibility.

Births

March

May

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

August

September

October

November