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===April===
 
===April===
 
*[[April 1]]: [[King George II]] of [[Greece]] dies suddenly of a heart attack. He is succeeded by his brother [[King Paul]].
 
*[[April 1]]: [[King George II]] of [[Greece]] dies suddenly of a heart attack. He is succeeded by his brother [[King Paul]].
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*[[April 30]]: Communist paramilitary organisation [[OPLA]] attack a bus carrying [[Hellenic Air Force]] officers to their base with grenades. Four men are killed and another seven are wounded in the attack.
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===May===
 
===May===
 
*[[May 22]]:  The [[Truman Doctrine]] was enacted as US Congress appropriated military and economic aid for [[Greece]] and Turkey.
 
*[[May 22]]:  The [[Truman Doctrine]] was enacted as US Congress appropriated military and economic aid for [[Greece]] and Turkey.
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===August===
 
===August===
 
*[[August 3]]: [[Maria Callas]] makes her first impressive appearance in the arena of Verona with "La Gioconda" by Ponchielli.
 
*[[August 3]]: [[Maria Callas]] makes her first impressive appearance in the arena of Verona with "La Gioconda" by Ponchielli.
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*[[August 28]]: The "[[OPLA]] trial" commences in [[Thessaloniki]]. The defendants are accused of carrying out a terrorist attack on a bus carrying [[Hellenic Air Force]] officers on [[April 30]].
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===September===
 
===September===
 
*[[September 24]]: [[Cyprus Airways]] is established as a joint venture between the colonial Government of [[Cyprus]], BEA and private interests.
 
*[[September 24]]: [[Cyprus Airways]] is established as a joint venture between the colonial Government of [[Cyprus]], BEA and private interests.
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===October===
 
===October===
 
*[[October 6]]: A major earthquake (7.0 on the Richter scale) strikes [[Messinia prefecture]].
 
*[[October 6]]: A major earthquake (7.0 on the Richter scale) strikes [[Messinia prefecture]].
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*[[October 17]]: 10 members of [[OPLA]], convicted of carrying out a terrorist attack on a bus carrying [[Hellenic Air Force]] officers, are executed in [[Thessaloniki]].
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*[[October 18]]: The [[Democratic Army of Greece]] attacks [[Metsovo]].
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*[[October 21]]: A second group of 13 members of [[OPLA]], convicted of carrying out a terrorist attack on a bus carrying [[Hellenic Air Force]] officers, are executed in [[Thessaloniki]].
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*[[October 23]]: A third group of 24 members of [[OPLA]], convicted of carrying out a terrorist attack on a bus carrying [[Hellenic Air Force]] officers, are executed in [[Thessaloniki]].
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*[[October 30]]: The [[Democratic Army of Greece]] withdraws from [[Metsovo]].
  
 
===November===
 
===November===
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*[[February 21]]: [[Olympia Snowe]], [[Greek-American]] politician.
 
*[[February 21]]: [[Olympia Snowe]], [[Greek-American]] politician.
 
===March===
 
===March===
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*[[March 2]]: [[Stelios Vamvakaris]], musician
 
*[[March 4]]: [[Totis Fylakouris]], footballer
 
*[[March 4]]: [[Totis Fylakouris]], footballer
 
*[[March 7]]: [[Georgios Petsos]], politician
 
*[[March 7]]: [[Georgios Petsos]], politician
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===June===
 
===June===
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*[[June 4]]: [[Vasilis Konstantinou]], footballer
 
*[[June 27]]: [[Vasilis Papageorgopoulos]], athlete, mayor of [[Thessaloniki]]
 
*[[June 27]]: [[Vasilis Papageorgopoulos]], athlete, mayor of [[Thessaloniki]]
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===July===
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*[[July 2]]: [[Nikos Apergis]], actor, politician
  
 
===August===
 
===August===
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===October===
 
===October===
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*[[October 11]]: [[Lucas Papademos]], Prime Minister of [[Greece]]
 
*[[October 25]] : [[Thanasis Gaifilias]], musician
 
*[[October 25]] : [[Thanasis Gaifilias]], musician
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===November===
 
===November===
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*[[November 7]]: [[Spyros Kontosoros]], athlete ([[3000m steeplechase]])
 
*[[November 22]]: [[Apostolos Kontos]], [[basketball]] player
 
*[[November 22]]: [[Apostolos Kontos]], [[basketball]] player
  

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  • November 7: 85-year old Themistoklis Sofoulis forms a government incorporating elements of both the Liberal and Popular parties.
  • November 20: In a lavish wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London, Princess Elizabeth marries her distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten, a dashing former prince of Greece and Denmark who renounced his titles in order to marry the English princess.
  • November 29: Greece votes against the partition of Palestine. The resolution, however, passes in the UN by 33 to 13 with 10 abstentions.

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