- 1867: A major earthquake, measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale, strikes Lixouri, Kefallinia, killing 150 people and destroying many houses.
- 1923: The Greek Government publishes the law that adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 2008: PM Costas Karamanlis visits Turkey marking the first official visit by a Greek PM to that country since 1959.
- 1931: Olympiakos Nicosia is founded. During the period 1967-74 Cyprus champions played in Greece and played 3 times in the Greek football league.
- 1996: Greece submits her candidacy as host country of the 2004 Olympics.
- 1926: Kyriakos Matsis, EOKA fighter
- 1942: Andreas Stylianou, Cypriot footballer
- 1974: Rebekah Elmaloglou, Greek-Australian actress
- 1978: Fiona Tzavara, singer