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- 1830: Greece is recognised as an independent country by the London Protocol. The new state had a population of approximately 750,000 persons and consisted of Peloponnesus, Rumeli and the Cyclades islands. Two-thirds of all Greeks were left outside its borders.
- 1923: A decision to establish an agrarian bank to aid the farmers is made by the Greek government.
- 1965: Aliki Vougiouklaki marries Dimitris Papamichail.
- 2002: A powerful earthquake (6.3 on the Richter scale) strikes Karpathos and the surrounding area.
- 2004: The return of Dimitris Avramopoulos to New Democracy was officially announced, after his meeting with Kostas Karamanlis at the party's central offices.
- 2020: Katerina Sakellaropoulou is elected to serve as the first female President of Greece
- 1938: Greece defeat Palestine 3-1 in Tel Aviv (Kleanthis Vikelidis 2, Antonis Migiakis 1). It is the first away victory for the national football team. From 1929 till the beginning of the war Greece played only 32 matches.
- 2000: One of the key players in the early years of Greek basketball, Nikos Koutsalexis dies in Paris aged 83. He won 3 championships with Panellinios (1937, 1939, 1940)
- 2000: Calliope Ouzouni becomes the first Greek female shot put athlete to throw the shot beyond 19m (19.03m) improving her own record (18.12m on January 26, 1997)
- 2011: Olympiakos Volos shock AEK 4-0 in Athens.
- 1788: Lord Byron, poet, philhellene
- 1942: Mimis Domazos, footballer
- 1958: Nikos Anastopoulos, footballer
- 1960: Markos Kyprianou, Cypriot foreign minister.
- 1996: Stelios Pozoglou, football player
- 1822: Elias Mavromichalis, revolutionary
- 1849: Panoutsos Notaras, politician - at the age of 109!
- 1982: Pantelis Zervos, actor.
- 1994: Telly Savalas, Greek-American actor.
- 2000: Nikos Koutsalexis, basketball player.
- 2023: Nikos Xanthopoulos, actor.