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==Events==
 
==Events==
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===January===
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*[[January 5]]: Stavroula Gouvoussi drowns her daughter-in-law Metaxia with the help of her son Dimitris. For this crime, she will become the first woman executed for a crime in [[Greece]]. Dimitris Gouvoussis will be executed as well.
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===February===
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*[[February 11]]: The Treaty of Zurich is initialed, granting independence to [[Cyprus]].
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*[[February 19]]: The Treaty of London is signed granting independence to [[Cyprus]].
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*[[February 22]]: The British release all political prisoners in [[Cyprus]].
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*[[February 28]]: The [[Greek Parliament]] rejects by 170 to 117 the move to censure PM [[Constantine Karamanlis]] over his signing the Zurich and London agreements. [[ERE]] MPs applaud the result while [[Sophoklis Venizelos]] walks out of the chamber after he shouts "Long live [[Enosis]]!".
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===March===
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*[[March 13]]: [[EOKA]] general [[Georgios Grivas]]-Digenis declares the cessation of all hostilities against the British.
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===May===
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*[[May 7]]: PM [[Constantine Karamanlis]] pays an official visit to Turkey.
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===June===
 
===June===
*[[June 4]]:  [[Greece]] rejected a Soviet note urging that no missile bases be established on Greek soil.
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*[[June 4]]:  [[Greece]] rejects a Soviet note urging that no missile bases be established on Greek soil.
 
*[[June 7]]: The first [[elafro]] music festival in [[Greece]], organized by the National Institute of Radio (Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ραδιοφωνίας - [[EIR]])
 
*[[June 7]]: The first [[elafro]] music festival in [[Greece]], organized by the National Institute of Radio (Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ραδιοφωνίας - [[EIR]])
 
*[[June 28]]:  [[PROPO]] includes a 13th game
 
*[[June 28]]:  [[PROPO]] includes a 13th game
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===September===
 
===September===
 
*[[September 6]]: [[Andreas Papandreou]] returns to Greece after a long absence in the United States.
 
*[[September 6]]: [[Andreas Papandreou]] returns to Greece after a long absence in the United States.
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*[[September 6]]: [[Toumba Stadium]] is inaugurated with a friendly match between [[PAOK FC|PAOK]] and [[AEK FC|AEK]].
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*[[September 13]]: [[Olympiakos FC|Olympiakos]] draw 2-2 with AC Milan ([[Kostas Papazoglou|K. Papazoglou]], [[Elias Yfantis|Yfantis]] - J. Altafini (2)) for the European Cup of Champions. This was the first participation of a Greek club in European competition. 
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*[[September 20]]: [[Dimos Maglaras]] breaks the Greek record for the [[long jump]] with 7.51m. The old record (7.37m by [[Grigoris Lambrakis]]) had stood since [[1938]].
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*[[September 23]]: [[Apollon Athens FC|Apollon Athens]] set a record as they demolish PAO Nea Melandia 23-0 for the [[Greek Football Cup]]. [[Savvas Papazoglou]] scores 10 goals which still stands as a record in Greek [[football (soccer)|football]] for a competitive game.
  
 
===October===
 
===October===
*[[October 25]]: Greek [[Football A Division]] championship league is officially born
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*[[October 7]]: Archbishop [[Makarios III]] and [[Georgios Grivas]] meet in [[Rhodes]] and sign a cooperation agreement.
*[[October 28]]: The electricity plant of [[Ptolemaida]] begins its operations
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*[[October 25]]: The Greek [[Football A Division]] championship league is officially born. In its first match, played at 10:00 am, [[Proodeftiki FC|Proodeftiki]] defeat [[Apollon Kalamaria FC|Apollon Kalamaria]] 1-0.
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*[[October 28]]: The electricity plant of [[Ptolemaida]] begins its operations
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*[[October 29]]: An [[Olympic Airlines|Olympic Airways]] Douglas Aircraft Company DC-3 crashes near [[Athens]]. All 18 passengers and crew members perish.
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===November===
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*[[November 5]]: The last German [[World War II|war]] criminal being held in Greece is released from prison and deported to W. Germany.
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*[[November 15]]: A strong earthquake (6.8 on the Richter scale) strikes [[Zakynthos]] and the surrounding area.
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*[[November 17]]: The [[Democratic Union of Cyprus]] is founded as an alternative to Archbishop [[Makarios III]].
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===December===
 
===December===
 
*[[December 13]]: Archbishop [[Makarios III]] is elected first President of  [[Cyprus#Republic_of_Cyprus|the Republic of Cyprus]], receiving 66.29% of the vote against 32.92% of [[Ioannis Clerides]]
 
*[[December 13]]: Archbishop [[Makarios III]] is elected first President of  [[Cyprus#Republic_of_Cyprus|the Republic of Cyprus]], receiving 66.29% of the vote against 32.92% of [[Ioannis Clerides]]
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*[[December 14]]: US President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits [[Athens]].
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*[[December 21]]:  The expedition of a permanent Greek force in [[Cyprus]] is decided. This force would come to be known as [[ELDYK]].
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==Births==
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===January===
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*[[January 1]]: [[Panagiotis Giannakis]], basketball player and coach.
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*[[January 24]]: [[Neocles Silikiotis]], [[Cyprus|Cypriot]] politician
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===February===
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*[[February 17]]: [[Petros Michos]], footballer
  
*[[December 21]]: The expedition of a permanent Greek force in [[Cyprus]] is decided. This force would come to be known as EL.DY.K.
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===April===
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*[[April 29]]: [[Trond Sollied]], former coach of [[Olympiakos FC|Olympiakos]]
  
==Births==
 
 
===June===
 
===June===
*[[June 17]]: [[Nikos Stavropoulos]], [[basketball]] player.
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*[[June 17]]: [[Nikos Stavropoulos]], [[basketball]] player
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===October===
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*[[October 7]]: [[Nikos Dendias]], politician
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===December===
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*[[December 31]]: [[Liveris Andritsos]], basketball player
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==Deaths==
 
===September===
 
===September===
 
*[[September 10]]: [[Elena Venizelou]], widow of [[Eleftherios Venizelos]]
 
*[[September 10]]: [[Elena Venizelou]], widow of [[Eleftherios Venizelos]]
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===October===
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*[[October 23]]: [[Giorgos Bouzianis]], painter.
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===November===
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*[[November 4]]: [[George (Karslidis) of Drama]], saint of the [[Eastern Orthodox Church]]
  
 
[[Category:Years]]
 
[[Category:Years]]
 
[[Category:1959]]
 
[[Category:1959]]

Latest revision as of 17:21, January 19, 2018

Events

January

  • January 5: Stavroula Gouvoussi drowns her daughter-in-law Metaxia with the help of her son Dimitris. For this crime, she will become the first woman executed for a crime in Greece. Dimitris Gouvoussis will be executed as well.

February

March

May

June

  • June 4: Greece rejects a Soviet note urging that no missile bases be established on Greek soil.
  • June 7: The first elafro music festival in Greece, organized by the National Institute of Radio (Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ραδιοφωνίας - EIR)
  • June 28: PROPO includes a 13th game

September

October

November

December

Births

January

February

April

June

October

December

Deaths

September

October

November