Phantis:Selected anniversaries/May 16
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- 1944: Sixteen inhabitants of the village of Saktouria in Rethymno prefecture, Crete, were executed by German occupation troops.
- 1948: The body of American journalist George Polk was found floating in the Thermaic Gulf.
- 1974: Work started on the Athens Metro.
- Births: Katia Dandoulaki, actress (1948)