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- 969: Nicephorus Phocas, Emperor of Byzantium, is assassinated.
- 1041: Michael V ascends to the throne of Byzantium on the death of his father.
- 1832: the island of Samos was granted autonomous status within the Ottoman Empire, guaranteed by Britain, France and Russia. A Turkish military force remained garrisoned on the island. The island governor, a Greek christian, was to be appointed by the High Porte.
- 1862: The Second National Assembly of Greece meets after the ouster of King Otto.
- 1963: The Nobel for Literature is awarded for the first time to a Greek; to George Seferis. In his award speech the poet is quoted as saying: "I belong to a small country. Our place is small but it has a huge tradition... The Greek language has never stopped being spoken..."
- 1979: The Nobel for Literature is awarded to Odysseus Elytis.
- 1981: Evangelos Averoff is elected Chairman of the New Democracy party.
- 1978: Mimis Papaioannou succeeds Mimis Domazos as President of PSAP.
- 1979: Argentinian Juan Ramon Rocha is signed illegally by Panathinaikos as "Boublis".
- 2013: Olympiakos advance to the last 16 of the Champions League after a 3-1 victory over Anderlecht that saw them earn three penalties and end the game with a three-man advantage.
- 1903: Marton Bukovi, football coach.
- 1928: John Colicos, Greek-Canadian actor.
- 1948: Dusan Bajevic, football player and coach