- January 20: The cornerstone of the Zappeion is laid in Athens.
- May 27: Metropolitan Procopius I is elected Archbishop of Athens
- June 29: Charilaos Trikoupis publishes his famous article "Who is to blame?" ("Τις πταίει;") in Athens daily "Times" ("Καιροί") concerning the decadence of the government. The public outcry that follows brings down the Dimitrios Voulgaris government.
- Penelope Delta, writer
- Panagiotis Paraskevopoulos, athlete