1994

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Events

January

  • January 1: Greece assumes the Presidency of the European Union.
  • January 24: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November assassinate Michalis Vranopoulos, former governor of the National Bank.
  • January 24: Gymnast Ioannis Melissanidis wins the PSAT award. The young champion receives accolades when he dedicates the gold medal he earned at the European Juniors to the memory of his friend, Turkish gymnast Murat Kanbas, who died in a car accident before the games. For this gesture he was awarded the Ipekci prize.

February

March

April

May

June

  • June 5: Kostas Koukodimos breaks the Greek record for the long jump with a jump of 8.36m.
  • June 18: Ethnikos win their 35th Waterpolo title after beating Olympiakos 12-10. Ethnikos dominated the waterpolo championships for many years in the past (1953-1968 and 1972-1985)
  • June 21: The Greek National Football Team play their first game ever in a World Cup tournament (1994 FIFA World Cup in USA). They suffer a loss against Argentina (4-0) -- Diego Maradona, who after the match tested positive for five variants of ephedrine and was excluded from the tournament, scores one goal and Gabriel Batistuta a hat-trick.

July

August

  • August 16: The trial of five members of the Northern Epirus "Omonia Party" commences in Albania. The accusations are "treason and collaboration with an outside power".

September

October

November

Births

March

Deaths

January

February

  • February 20: Triantafyllos Siaperas, former chess champion. In 1967 he wrote one of the first books about chess in Greece.

March

April

June

August