2005

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Events

January

  • January 14: Alexandros Lykourezos is elected President of the EPAE.
  • January 16: A wave of extreme weather conditions (thunderstorms, snowfall and 10 Beaufort gales) cost the lives of two persons: a football fan, 55-year-old Stamatis Georgioudakis, crushed by a metal door in Xanthi Stadium and a passenger of a snow-plough was electrocuted when his vehicle got tangled with a severed live wire at the Chalkida - Edipsos National Highway.
  • January 27: During a thunderstorm, a lighting bolt hits a support cable of the Rio-Antirrio Bridge. The fire is placed under control immediately, but questions arise over the security of the bridge.

February

March

May

June

July

  • July 26: Anorthosis Famagusta defeat Trabzonspor 3-1 in Nicosia.
  • July 30: The Greek waterpolo team wins the bronze medal, the first medal in a big tournament, at the XI FINA World Championships in Montreal, Canada defeating Croatia with 11-10 at extra time. Giorgos Afroudakis scores the winning goal 11 seconds before the end of the game.

August

September

October

  • October 17: A powerful earthquake (6.0 on the Richter scale) strikes Samos and the surrounding area.

December

  • December 1: Greek public opinion was rocked by an unprecedented crime for Greek police, committed on the island of Salamina. The culprits were three brothers, aged 7, 8 and 14, and the victim was a 78-year-old woman, whom they strangled in order to rob.
  • December 4: Athina Roussel Onassis weds Brazilian questrian champion Alvaro Alfonso de Miranda in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
  • December 8: Basketball super-star Nikos Galis weds Eleni Panagiotou.

Deaths

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April

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September

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November

December