- 1911: Kostis Palamas is suspended for a month by the University of Athens for his defence of the Demotic version of the Greek language.
- 1923: Greece protests the treatment of the POWs of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).
- 1941: During World War II, Thessaloniki falls to the German army.
- 1941: Maj. Gen. Ioannis Zisis leads his troops into Turkey rather than surrender to the Germans. Before the Turks can take his weapon, he faces Greece and shoots himself in the head.
- 1943: Agia Efthymia, Phocis prefecture, is destroyed by Italian occupation troops in retaliation for an ambush by Greek guerrilas on the previous day.
- 1945: Greece resumes diplomatic relations with Argentina.
- 1953: Dr. Alexander Fleming and his Greek assistant Amalia Katsouri announce their plans to wed.
- 1991: A fire set on a Greek bus in Istanbul causes the death of 36 tourists. The culprit had Grey Wolves connections.
- 1933: The match between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos is called off at half time due to rainfall with Olympiakos leading 2-1. Incensed Olympiakos supporters proceed to attack the referee and the players of Panathinaikos leading to the latter's withdrawal from the 1933 Football Championship.
- 1975: Loukas Louka breaks the Greek shot put record with an effort of 19.84m.
- 1855: Pavlos Kountouriotis, Admiral, President of the Hellenic Republic.
- 1929: Vasilis Syllis, athlete (400m).
- 1980: Luciano Galletti, footballer