The 5-day work week is established for the public sector in [[Greece]].
*[[February 3]]: [[Stelios Manolas]] debuts in the [[Alpha Ethniki]] in the match [[Kastoria FC|Kastoria]] - [[AEK FC|AEK]] 1-1. The AEK defender will end his career 18 years later.
*[[May 6]]: [[Nikos Galis]] makes his debut with the [[National Basketball Team|Greek National Basketball Team]] in a game against Sweden (71-79)
*[[May 26]]: [[Kastoria FC|Kastoria]] win the [[Greek Soccer Cup]] after beating [[Iraklis FC|Iraklis]] 5-2 in [[Nea Philadelphia Stadium]] (Tsironis 3, Simaioforidis and Dintsikos)
*[[June 11]]: [[National Football Team|Greece]] participate for the first time in the final phase of a major [[football (soccer)|football]] tournament. They lose 1-0 to Holland in their opening match of [[Euro 1980]], after East German referee Prokop inexplicably awards the Dutch a penalty when forward Naninga charges and injures Greek keeper [[Vasilis Konstantinou]].
*[[July 31]]: Turkish diplomat Galip Osman is assassinated along with his daughter in [[Pangrati]], [[Athens]].
*[[November 4]]: The five day work week is established
*[[December 19]]: Unidentified bombers destroy mega-stores Katrantzos and Mignon in [[Athens]].
*[[January 25]]: [[Stathis Tavlaridis]], footballer
*[[February 9]]: [[Angelos Charisteas]], footballer
*[[February 2]]: [[Giorgos Andrianopoulos]] football player and [[Piraeus]] mayor.
*[[February 8]]: [[Nikos Xylouris]], [[Crete|Cretan]] singer.
*[[October 15]]: [[Apostolos Nikolaidis]], former athlete and president of [[SEGAS]] and [[Panathinaikos FC|Panathinaikos]].
*[[December 2]]: [[Roza Eskenazi]], [[rebetiko]] singer