- 532: The Nika riots were put down by General Belisarius. 30,000 rioters were slain in Constantinople.
- 1913: The Naval Battle of Lemnos ended in Greek victory.
- 1957 - EOKA guerilla fighter, Markos Drakos, was ambushed and slain by the British at Solea, Cyprus.
- 1996 - Costas Simitis became leader of PASOK and Prime Minister of Greece
- Births: Yiannis Papaioannou, rebetika songwriter (1913), Vassilis Tsitsanis, composer (1915).
- Deaths: Leo I, Byzantine emperor (474), Vassilis Tsitsanis (1984), Paul Tsongas, Greek-American politician (1997).
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