Jump to navigation Jump to search
- January 8: Nikos Galis is voted 6th best all-time European basketball player by readers of FIBA Basketball Magazine (Belov 317, Petrovic 280, Sabonis 277, Cocic 273, Kukoc 264, Galis 251, Corac 246 and Menegin 221). Giorgos Kolokithas ranks 46th (21 votes).
- January 16: Andreas Papandreou is acquitted by a 7-6 vote of a Special Court of the Bank of Crete scandal. His cohorts, Dimitris Tsovolas and Giorgos Petsos, are found guilty.
- February 14: Tens of thousands protest in Thessaloniki against the use of the name "Macedonia" by FYROM.
- February 26: A bomb which is detonated by remote control injures twelve policemen and a civilian in Athens.
- February 29: Olympiakos win second place in European volleyball after losing 3-0 sets to Messaggero Ravenna. The final game was played at the Peace and Friendship Stadium before 20,000 spectators - a European record.
- February 29: Nikos Galis breaks Vasilis Goumas' all-time record of 11,030 points in the encounter between Aris and Pangrati BC.
- March 22: 20,000 Greeks demonstrate in Bonn, Germany, on the issue of Macedonia.
- March 24: A Sudanese aircraft crashes on Mt. Hymettus due to pilot error.
- April 13: Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dismisses Antonis Samaras and takes his place as Foreign Minister.
- April 16: After the death of Athens Mayor, Antonis Tritsis, Deputy Mayor Leonidas Kouris is elected to replace him.
- June 4: Bavarian Greeks petition their local government to convince the German government not to recognise FYROM as "Macedonia".
- June 4: FYROM reject Slobodan Milosevic's initiative to settle their dispute with Greece by being known as "Slavic Macedonia"
- June 13: Olympiakos win their first water polo championship in 21 years
- June 21: Lambros Papakostas, breaks the Greek record in the high jump with 2.36m.
- July 5: Nikos Galis leaves Aris Salonica when the club president president Theofilos Mitroudis offers him a coaching post suggesting he should stop his career as a player. Ten days later, Galis moves to Athens.
- July 14: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November launch a rocket attack against Finance Minister Ioannis Palaiokrassas. The minister escapes death but 22-year old student, Athanasios Axarlian, is killed.
- July 15: Nikos Galis joins Panathinaikos.
- July 31: Weightlifter Pyrros Dimas wins gold in the Barcelona Olympic Games.
- August 4: Morfo Drosidou wins bronze in Tae Kwon Do in the Barcelona Olympic Games.
- August 6: Voula Patoulidou wins gold in the women's 100m hurdles at the Barcelona Olympic Games. Her comment after the race is: "For Greece, damn it!"
- August 30: Greek football authorities adopt the 3 points for a win in an attempt to make football more attack-minded. The new system - an idea of the legendary BBC commentator Jimmy Hill - was first introduced in England in 1981.
- November 29: A new tax is set by the government. This new tax is to be paid annually by owners of real estate properties and is called ...Real Estate Tax.
- December 21: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November attempt unsuccessfully to assassinate New Democracy deputy chairman Eleftherios Papadimitriou.
- July 16: Mary Aroni, actress.
- July 25: Aris San, Greek-Israeli singer
- July 26: Jenny Karezi, actress.