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- January 18: Benjamin I is controversially elected Patriarch of Constantinople.
- January 26: The national elections in Greece are inconclusive with the Liberal Party and their allies winning roughly the same number of seats in Parliament as the Popular Party and their allies. The Communist Party of Greece with its 15 seats holds the balance of power.
- April 13: PM Konstantinos Demertzis dies in office. He is replaced by Gen. Ioannis Metaxas.
- April 30: The Hellenic Parliament votes to suspend its functions for a 5-month period. It would not reconvene until after the war.
- May 9: Violent clashes in Thessaloniki, between striking tobacco workers and police, result in 12 deaths with dozens more injured.
- June 25: The National Basketball Team of Greece plays its first game losing 49-12 against Turkey in Istanbul.
- August 4 - Prime Minister Ioannis Metaxas declares a state of emergency and rules by decree.
- August 4: Christos Mantikas breaks the Greek record for the 400m hurdles: 53.5
- October 1: Christos Dimitropoulos breaks the Greek record in the hammer throw with 50.22m. This record will stand for 21 years.
- November 17: The Battleship Georgios Averoff carries the remains of Queen Olga, King Constantine I and Queen Sophie from Brindisi for reburial in Tatoi, Greece.
- June 4: Kostas Tsimas, politician
- June 21: Kostas Karras, actor
- June 23: Costas Simitis, politician, Prime Minister
- October 12: Giorgos Marsellos, athlete (110m hurdles, high jump)
- October 19: Mimis Stefanakos, footballer
- Elias Yfantis, footballer
- Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, general