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- March 17: Christina Onassis weds Thierry Roussel.
- March 23: General Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos meets Markos Vafiadis and shakes hands with him in front of TV cameras. The two men had commanded opposing sides in the Greek Civil War.
- April 17: Turkey exchanges ambassadors with the self-proclaimed "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"
- May 11: The Security Council of the UN condemns the exhange of ambassadors between Turkey and the self-proclaimed "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus"
- August 3: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November fail in their attempt to assassinate US officer Robert Judd near Elliniko Air Base.
- August 4: Babis Cholidis wins bronze in Greco-Roman wrestling in the Los Angeles Olympiad.
- August 21: Greek javelin champion Anna Verouli fails to pass the anti-doping test at the Los Angeles Olympics.
- August 31: Mimis Domazos' farewell football game. Panathinaikos - Boca Juniors 2-3 at OAKA Stadium in front of 50,000 spectators. Domazos asked the coach to replace him with Spyros Livathinos at the 78th minute of the game.
- September 1: Evangelos Averoff resigns as head of the New Democracy Party. He is replaced by Constantine Mitsotakis who defeats Kostis Stephanopoulos in a special vote of party officials.
- December 24: Policeman, Christos Matis, is killed by four assailants in a branch of the National Bank in Petralona, Athens. His service revolver was found in 2002 in the possession of members of the Revolutionary Organisation 17 November.
- July 25: Loukas Mavrokefalidis, basketball player
- July 26: Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot athlete (high jump)
- January 9: Dimitrios Bitsios, diplomat, Foreign Minister
- January 14: Themis Rigas, footballer.
- January 18: Vassilis Tsitsanis, songwriter, composer
- January 20: Yiannis Skarimbas, writer
- September 2: Manos Katrakis, actor
- September 4: Georgios Sikeliotis, painter
- September 27: Chronis Exarchakos, actor