- 1865: The Hymn to Freedom is established as the National Anthem of Greece.
- 1936: Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas declares a state of emergency and rules by decree.
- 1991: Greek-owned ship, MTS Oceanos, sinks off the coast of Durban, S. Africa. Its captain and crew are heavily criticised for abandoning the ship before any passengers were rescued.
- 1929: Ergotelis FC play their first match: a 4-0 victory over Leon at Handax Stadium in Heraklio, Crete.
- 1936: Christos Mantikas breaks the Greek record for the 400m hurdles: 53.5
- 1961: Myron Anyfandakis breaks the Greek record for the javelin throw with 74.15m.
- 1972: Vasilis Papageorgopoulos breaks the Greek record for the 100m with a 10.22 performance. The record will stand for 21 years.
- 1984: Babis Cholidis wins bronze in Greco-Roman wrestling in the Los Angeles Olympiad.
- 1992: Morfo Drosidou wins bronze in Tae Kwon Do in the Barcelona Olympic Games.
- 2004: Demis Nikolaidis becomes President of AEK at age 31.
- 2012: Alexandra Tsiavou and Christina Giazitzidou win bronze in the women's lightweight double sculls at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
- 2012: Alexandros Papamichail breaks the Greek record in the 20 km Race walking event with a time of 1:21.12.
- 1936: Giorgos Zografos, singer and actor.
- 1938: Tasos Vasiliou, footballer.
- 1972: Predrag Djordjevic, footballer.
- 1975: Nikos Liberopoulos, footballer.
- 1072: Romanus IV, Byzantine emperor
- 1834: Panourgias Panourgias, War of Independence hero.
- 1865: Makarios I, Archbishop of Cyprus.
- 1878: Patriarch Joachim II of Constantinople.
- 1975: Andreas Empirikos, writer.
- 1983: Nikos Goulandris, shipowner, president of Olympiakos FC.
- 1991: Nikiforos Vrettakos, poet.
- 1991: Giorgos Mouflouzelis, rebetika musician.