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- May 15: In their first official match, the Greek basketball team beats Holland with 46-28, in Cairo, during the 6th European Championship.
- May 16: Greece lose to Turkey with 1-2 at the Leoforos Stadium soccer game for the East Mediterranean Friendship Cup
- June 24: Prime Minister Themistoklis Sofoulis dies in office. He is succeeded by Alexandros Diomedes.
- November 25: The National Football Team of Greece defeat Syria 8-0 in their greatest win ever. Antonis Papantoniou (3), Angelos Vasiliadis (2), Kleanthis Maropoulos and Yiannis Nembidis (2) were the scorers.