- 1091: Alexius I Comnenus defeats the Pechenegs at the Battle of Levounion in Thrace.
- 1941: Italian troops occupy Kefallonia.
- 1995: AEK supporters attack referee Philippos Bakas for giving a penalty against their team in the waning moments of the final of the Greek Cup against Panathinaikos.
- 1863: Constantine Cavafy, poet/writer
- 1943: Yiannis Kalatzis, singer
- 1957: Sofia Sakorafa, athlete
- 1959: Trond Sollied, former coach of Olympiakos