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*[[November 15]]: US Navy Captain, George Tsantes, who is the head of JUSMAGG, is killed with his driver Nikos Veloutsos, an employee of the US Embassy, on Kifissia Avenue in [[Psychiko]]. The [[Revolutionary Organisation 17 November]] assume responsibility.
Nikos Anastopoulos added as (first ever) scorer (at a final tournament)
*[[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, [[Lakis Simaioforidis|Simaioforidis]] and [[Yiannis Dintsikos|Dintsikos]])
*[[June 9]]: [[Archbishop Iakovos]] receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest honour that the US bestowes on a civilian - from President Jimmy Carter.
*[[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]].
*[[June 14]]: [[National Football Team|Greece]] lose to Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the finals of [[Euro 1980]].
*[[June 17]]: [[National Football Team|Greece]] draw W. Germany 0-0 in the finals of [[Euro 1980]].
*[[July 22]]: Wrestler [[Stelios Migiakis]] wins gold at the Olympic Games of Moscow.
*[[July 31]]: Turkish diplomat Galip Osman is assassinated along with his daughter in [[Pangrati]], [[Athens]].
*[[August 9]]: 13 people die in the heatwave that strikes Greece.
*[[September 14]]: The Greek Ministry of Education announces the abolition of entrance exams from Primary into Secondary schools.
*[[November 2]]: An unofficial Greek record is established in the match between [[Aris FC]] and [[OFI FC|OFI]] as the players of the two clubs hit the woodwork a total of 8 times!
*[[November 4]]: The five day work week is established
*[[January 25]]: [[Stathis Tavlaridis]], footballer
*[[February 9]]: [[Angelos Charisteas]], footballer
*[[May 6]]: [[Dimitris Diamantidis]], [[basketball]] player
*[[August 15]]: [[Michael Katsidis]], [[Greek-Australian]] boxer.
*[[August 26]]: [[Manolis Papamakarios]], [[basketball]] player
August 31]]: [[ Leonidas Vokolos]], footballer
*[[February 8]]: [[Nikos Xylouris]], [[Crete|Cretan]] singer.
*[[February 24]]: [[Giorgos Andrianopoulos]] football player and [[Piraeus]] mayor.