- January 21: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November unsuccessfully attempt to assassinate US official George Karos.
- February 1: Greek PM Andreas Papandreou and Turkish PM Turgut Ozal, sign the Davos Accord.
- February 20: At the first Indoors Meeting Athina, held in the Peace and Friendship Stadium, Niki Bakogianni sets a new Greek record in the high jump with 1.87m. Long jumper Kostas Koukodimos runs the 60m race in 6.85!
- February 21: George Vasiliou is elected President of Cyprus.
- March 1: The Revolutionary Organisation 17 November murder industrialist, Alexandros Athanasiades-Bodosakis, on Kifisias Avenue in Filothei.
- March 17: Sports fans in Larisa block the National Motorway protesting their local team's loss of four points in a doping scandal. The PASOK government will intervene and restore the four points to AE Larisa FC.
- April 22: Dimitris Christofias is elected Secretary General of AKEL, succeeding Ezekias Papaioannou who died earlier in the month.
- May 8: Panathinaikos goalkeeper Nikos Sarganis helps his team win the Greek Cup in a penalty shootout, by saving two Olympiakos shots while scoring one himself.
- June 28: US Military Attache, Wiliam Nordeen, is assassinated by a booby-trapped car in Kifissia. The Revolutionary Organisation 17 November claim responsibility.
- July 11: Terrorists attack the Greek cruise ship "City of Poros (ship)" killing 9 people and injuring 71 others.
- July 13: Newly-acquired Olympiakos player Lajos Detari is given a hero's welcome in Piraeus.
- July 21: Greek-American, Michael Dukakis, wins the nomination for President of the US at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
- August 13: Evita Paraskevopoulou breaks the Greek women's record in the 50m freestyle with 26.70.
- August 15: Without firing a shot, November 17th members tie up a number of police officers at Vyronas, Athens and leave with cache of weapons and ammunition.
- October 9: Spyros Andriopoulos breaks the Greek record in the marathon with 2hr 12' 04.
- October 20 - George Koskotas, banker, publisher and team owner (Olympiakos) is indicted on fraud and embezzlement charges
- November 1: Charges are brought against George Koskotas for illegal transactions with Merrill Lynch.
- November 2: Nikos Anastopoulos plays his final game for the National Football Team of Greece against Romania.
- November 23: George Koskotas is arrested in Massachusetts where he had fled following his indictment in October.
- November 4: Kleanthis Vikelidis, footballer.
- November 15: Hieronymus, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece.
- November 15: Mirko Kokotovic, one-time coach of AEK FC.
- November 19: Christina Onassis, daughter of Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.