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- 1947: Leontios is elected Archbishop of Cyprus.
- 1964: Corinna Tsopei is crowned Miss Universe.
- 1978: A powerful earthquake (6.5 on Richter scale) strikes Thessaloniki; 35 people are dead in collapse of building at Nicephorus Phocas Street.
- 2009: The Acropolis Museum opens to the public.
- 2012: New Democracy leader, Antonis Samaras, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece heading a coalition made up of New Democracy, PASOK and the Democratic Left.
- 2004: Greece qualify for the knockout stages of Euro 2004 despite losing 2-1 to Russia.
- 2007: Panathinaikos defeat rivals Olympiakos 89-76 to win their fifth straight Greek league basketball title, completing the season as triple crown winners -- championship, cup and European Championship.
- 1920: Babis Bakalis, composer
- 1931: Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American actress
- 1949: Vasilis Papakonstantinou, singer