1993

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Events

February

  • February 5: Female readers of "Harlequin" romance novels in 14 countries name Greeks as the sexiest men in the world.
  • February 14: Glafkos Clerides is elected President of Cyprus defeating incumbent Georgios Vasiliou.
  • February 19: The government of FYROM asks the Greek government for permission to open a consulate in Athens.
  • February 21: Turkish PM, Turgut Ozal, accuses Greece of "chauvinism" in relation to FYROM's use of the name "Macedonia".

March

April

  • April 1: A defendant is shot and wounded and his lawyer is killed, during a trial for negligent homicide. The culprit - who kills himself afterwards - is the father of the man whom the defendant killed in a traffic accident.
  • April 2: A great fire on Skiathos burns much of the island's forested areas.
  • April 3: Panathinaikos stun Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam in the first leg of the Champions' League semi-finals.
  • April 15: Businessman Socrates Kokkalis takes over as President of Olympiakos.
  • April 28: During the game against Panathinaikos, Panionios player, Boban Jankovic, disgusted with a decision by the referee, head butts the goal post and as a result remains paralysed.

May

June

  • 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 17: Alexandros Terzian breaks the Greek record for the 100m with 10.20. The old record was established by Vasilis Papageorgopoulos (10.22) and had stood for 21 years.
  • June 30: Russian President Boris Yeltsin visits Greece.

July

  • July 19: The wreckage of an ancient Greek ship is spotted off the coast of Marseille, France.
  • July 27: The Greek government expresses regret over Ukraine's decision to recognise FYROM.
  • July 31: 12 persons are killed by a fire on the island of Icaria.

August

  • August 25: Vandals destroy the Greek cemetery of Neochori in Istanbul.

September

October

November

Births

October

Deaths

January

February

April

July

September

October

November