1980

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Events

January

February

April

May

June

  • 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: Greece participate for the first time in the final phase of a major 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: Greece lose to Czechoslovakia 3-1 in the finals of Euro 1980.
  • June 17: Greece draw W. Germany 0-0 in the finals of Euro 1980.

July

August

  • August 9: 13 people die in the heatwave that strikes Greece.

September

October

  • October 15: Greece defeat Denmark 1-0 in Copenhagen thanks to a goal by Dinos Kouis. The man of the match is Greek goalkeeper Nikos Sarganis who preserves the victory and earns the nickname "phantom" from the Danish press.
  • October 19: Greece returns to the military branch of NATO.

November

  • November 2: An unofficial Greek record is established in the match between Aris FC and 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
  • 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.

December

  • December 19: Unidentified bombers destroy mega-stores Katrantzos and Mignon in Athens.

Births

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Deaths

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October

December

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