January 27: An Athens Appellate Court acquits Police Officer Athanasios Melistas in the 1985 shooting of 15-year old student Kaltezas.
February 3: Two bazookas are stolen from the Greek War Museum.
February 5: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November sends a proclamation to the "Epikairotita" newspaper, assuming responsibility for stealing two bazookas from the Greek War Museum. February 27: Despite opposition from the Church, divorce laws are reformed and the civil wedding ceremony is introduced in Cyprus.
March 6: The Kiappe scandal breaks out in Greece as Eleftherotypia reveals the existance of a letter, supposedly sent to FIFA by referee Kostas Dimitriadis, which alleges that football results in Greece are fixed by certain "groups".
March 13: Eleftherotypia publishes the "Kiappe letter". March 19: It is revealed that the "Kiappe letter" is a fraud, written by EPO employee, Konstantinos Kiappe, himself.
April 8: New Democracy win the 3rd parliamentary elections held within a year with 46.8% of the vote and 150 seats.
May 4: Constantine Karamanlis is elected President of Greece.
May 14: The Hellenic Football Federation (EPO) send a letter to FIFA stating that there are no "groups" that fix football results in Greece, thus ending the "Kiappe scandal".
May 18: 17-year old footballer, Yiannis Tsatsanis - nicknamed "Marcellino" - is kidnapped for ransom. Three months later, he will be found dead near Skourta, Boeotia.
May 21: Greece recognises the state of Israel. May 30: A liver transplant is performed for the first time in Greece.
July 4: Cyprus applies for membership in the European Union. July 8: Greece and the US sign a new agreement concerning military bases on Greek soil.
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