1995

From Phantis
Jump to: navigation, search

Events

January

  • January 26: Greek Foreign Minister, Karolos Papoulias, cancels his visit to Auschwitz for the 50th anniversary of the camp's liberation, on account of the Polish government's raising of the flag of FYROM with the sunburst of Vergina at the camp.
  • January 30: Greek archaeologist, Lena Souvlatzi, announces in Egypt that she has discovered the tomb of Alexander the Great.

February

March

April

May

June

  • June 7: The trial of three Greek satanists starts in Athens. The three men are accused of murdering three women.
  • June 9: The OAKA indoors stadium opens to host Eurobasket 1995
  • June 15: Two earthquakes strike Aigio causing 25 deaths.

July

  • July 1: Former Crown Prince Pavlos marries American Marie-Chantal Miller in London. 10 New Democracy MPs attend the wedding causing a stir in Greek politics.
  • July 15: A strong earthquake (6.4 on the Richter scale) causes 26 casualties in Aigio and surrounding villages.
  • July 20: Turkish-Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, threatens to declare union of the militarily-occupied northern part of Cyprus with Turkey, should the Republic of Cyprus join the European Union.
  • July 22: Greece win the Juniors Basketball world title after defeating Australia 91-73 in Athens. Efthimis Rentzias is voted MVP of the tournament.
  • July 23: Christos Pallakis breaks the Greek record in the pole vault with 5.56m.

August

September

  • September 12: FYROM refuse to negotiate the matter of their name in New York unless Greece first lifts the trade embargo against them.
  • September 13: An initial agreement is reached in New York between FYROM and Greece: FYROM will remove the Vergina Star from their flag and amend their constitution to reflect the fact that they have no territorial claim against Greek Macedonia. Greece will lift the embargo they imposed against the former Yugoslav republic.
  • September 20: Footballer Giorgos Koudas bids farewell in a Greece - New Yugoslavia (0-2) friendly game held at Toumba to honor his contribution to Greek football. Before the game, a statue of Koudas was unveiled at the entrance of the Toumba Stadium. The game was abandoned in the 87 minute due to a friendly pitch invasion by fans.
  • September 23: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I visits Patmos as part of the celebration of the 1,900 anniversary of the writing of the Book of Revelation by the Evangelist John.

October

November

  • November 9: Greek police disarm and arrest an Ethiopian who had hijacked an Olympic Airlines airplane, just before takeoff, and was holding a stewardess hostage.
  • November 15: Inmates of Korydallos prison end their uprising and release six hostages after their demands are approved by the Ministry of Justice.
  • November 20: Andreas Papandreou is urgently admitted to the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center with serious health problems.
  • November 21: A great day for Greece in the World Weightlifting championship games of China: Pyrros Dimas wins 2 gold medals and sets a world record, Kakhi Kakhiasvili wins 2 gold medals and sets 3 Greek records, Valerios Leonidis wins 3 silver medals.

December

  • December 25: The Turkish cargo ship, Figen Akat, gets stuck in shallow waters off the coast of the Imia islands. Its captain refuses the aid of the Greek Coast Guard claiming he is in Turkish waters.
  • December 28: Two Greek tug boats free the Figen Akat and lead it to the Turkish port of Gulluk.
  • December 29: The Turkish Foreign Ministry, in a note to their Greek counterparts, claim that the Imia islands belong to Turkey.

Deaths

April

May

June

October

December

  • December 13: Mentis Bostantzoglou (known as Bost), cartoonist, satirist and playwright