February 4

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  • 1940: A German U-boat sinks the Greek cargo ship "Eleni Spathatou" killing 12 seamen.
  • 1943: Kostas Perrikos, head of resistance group PEAN is executed by the Germans.
  • 1960: Official talks begin between Greece and the European Common Market.


  • 2000: Nine years after his death, Symeon Mavroskoufis becomes the first Greek to enter the Basketball Hall of Fame. He was one of the 8 representatives who signed FIBA's founding declaration in May 1932.