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Events

Sports

  • 1949: Greece lose 1-2 to Turkey at Leoforos Stadium for the East Mediterranean Friendship Cup
  • 1973: Greek football referee Christos Michas officiates the European Cup Winners Cup final between AC Milan - Leeds Utd. (1-0) in Thessaloniki. He will be punished later by the Greek Football Federation for his many grievous errors which affected the outcome of the match.
  • 1998: Newcastle defender Nikos Dabizas is the first Greek to play in an English FA Cup final at Wembley (Newcastle - Arsenal 2-0)

Births