- 1893: The Corinthian Canal is inaugurated.
- 1943: 200,000 Greeks take to the streets in a general strike against the German occupation authorities.
- 1948: Six of the men accused of having a part in the murder of Justice Minister, Christos Ladas, are executed by firing squad.
- 2004: The Greek National Football Team advances to the Euro 2004 semi final game after beating France 1-0.
- 1912: Konstantinos Tsiklitiras wins gold, in the standing broad jump, in the 1912 Olympiad.
- 1936: The National Basketball Team of Greece plays its first game losing 49-12 against Turkey in Istanbul.
- 1969: Greece win the 24th CISM football championship as their opponents in the final - Algeria - walk off the pitch in the 80th minute.
- 1961: Antonis Mitzelos, guitarist, songwriter for Termites
- 1963: George Michael, Cypriot-British singer