- 740: A strong earthquake strikes Constantinople causing many deaths and much damage.
- 1912: The Greek army liberates Thessaloniki
- 1929: Eleftherios Venizelos inaugurates the Marathon dam, which later helps form Lake Marathon.
- 1944: British Foreign Minister, Anthony Eden, arrives in Athens for talks with Greek PM Georgios Papandreou.
- 1971: Mitsos Partsalidis, Babis Drakopoulos and 30 other members of the KKE-Interior are arrested.
- 1983: The first Greek woman gives birth through in-vitro fertilisation.
- 1993: Constantine Mitsotakis resigns the leadership of the New Democracy Party.
- 2010: The European Court on Human Rights awards 19 Cypriots the sum of €15,001,498 as compensation for denial, by Turkey, of use and enjoyment of their property in the occupied north.
- 1972: Totis Fylakouris is handed a 4-game ban because, prior to Panathinaikos' game against CSKA Sofia, he left a rooster in midfield as an insult to Olympiakos who had lost the previous day 4-0 to Tottenham Hotspur.
- 1986: 29-year old teacher, Charalambos Blionas, is killed in Larisa when he is hit with a flare during the football game between AE Larisa and PAOK.
- 1795: Nikolaos Mantzaros, composer
- 1897: Maximus V, Patriarch of Constantinople
- 1954: Vasilis Chatzipanagis, footballer
- 1955: Antros Kyprianou, Cypriot politician
- 1822: Mahmud Dramali, Ottoman commander during the Greek War of Independence.
- 1946: Ioannis Rallis, politician
- 1957: Nikos Kazantzakis, writer, philosopher
- 1991: Takis Morakis, composer