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- January 8: Larissa midfielder Kostas Kolomitrousis is seriously injured by a violent tackle from Iraklis defender Giorgos Papadopoulos during Larissa's 3-1 victory over Iraklis. Papadopoulos will face a 16-match ban.
- January 10: Public Prosecutor, Constantine Androulidakis, is attacked and wounded in the legs but dies a month later. The Revolutionary Organisation 17 November assume responsibility.
- January 11: "Greece has transformed into an immense madhouse," states the President of the Hellenic Republic, Constantine Karamanlis, when talking about the political situation in Greece. (Η Ελλάδα μεταβλήθηκε σε ένα απέραντο φρενοκομείο)
- January 21: A luxury hotel opens inside the training camp of Panathinaikos at Paiania. It was the beginning of the construction of a modern training camp (one of the best in Europe) which was concluded in 1993.
- January 21: The Hellenic Air Force receive their first F-16 C Fighting Falcons.
- January 26: Two masked men rob the Post Office of Chania, Crete of some 47,000,000 drachmas.
- March 3: The general manager of Levadiakos, Kalomiris, is caught in the attempt to bribe the referee for the match between Levadiakos and Larisa.
- March 13: Thomas Mavros of AEK scores from the penalty spot against Apollon Kalamaria to become the all-time top scorer in the history of the Alpha Ethniki.
- March 15: Menios Koutsogiorgas resigns from the PASOK government in the aftermath of the Bank of Crete scandal.
- April 14: It is discovered that Giorgos Koskotas hid $8 million of embezzled funds into secret Swiss bank accounts.
- May 3: Makis Germanakos officiates the UEFA Cup final between Napoli and Stuttgart. The Italians win thanks to a dubious penalty
- May 8: Former Minister Giorgos Petsos is injured in a bomb attack by the Revolutionary Organization 17 November in Filothei.
- May 9: Constantine Mitsotakis blames the PASOK government for the increase of terrorism in Greece.
- May 24: Manolis Glezos goes on hunger strike outside the offices of ERT, protesting its unequal treatment of the Greek political parties.
- June 7: Opposition leader, Constantine Mitsotakis, demands the deportation of the Turkish Consul to Komotini for direct involvement in the last Greek elections.
- June 18: Despite winning 44.25% of the national vote, New Democracy are unable to form a government thanks to the electoral law passed by the outgoing PASOK government.
- June 26: In Zagreb, Greece lose the final of Eurobasket 1989 to Yugoslavia 98-77.
- July 2: Tzannis Tzannetakis is sworn in as Prime Minister heading a curious coalition of conservatives and communists.
- July 14: PM Andreas Papandreou weds stewardess Dimitra Liani.
- July 16: Dimitris Koutsoukis breaks the Greek record in the shot put with 20.74m.
- July 26: Fires destroy forrested areas of Mt Parnitha.
- August 2: Former Panathinaikos footballer, Lakis Sofianos, is found hanged in his prison cell.
- August 3: A Shorts 330 of the Olympic Airways (now Olympic Airlines) crashes near Samos Airport; 31 passengers and three crewmen die.
- September 1: Takis Michailidis, former sports editor in various athletic newspapers and founder member of PSAT, drowns in Loutraki.
- September 21: A European court fines Greece 650 million drachmas for passing corn from Yugoslavia as Greek and subsequently exporting it into the EU.
- September 26: MP Pavlos Bakoyiannis is slain outside his office by members of the Revolutionary Organisation 17 November.
- September 28: The Hellenic Parliament decides that former PM Andreas Papandreou and four of his cabinet members should stand trial over the Koskotas scandal.
- October 11: Yiannis Grivas forms a caretaker government.
- October 12: US Ambassador Michael Sotirchos meets with Communist politicians Charilaos Florakis and Leonidas Kyrkos.
- November 5: Despite winning 46.2% of the national vote, New Democracy are unable to form a government thanks to the electoral law passed by the outgoing PASOK government.
- November 17: Riots take place in Athens on the 16th anniversary of the attack on the Athens Polytechnic Institute: One student is killed and dozens are injured as protesters sought to march on the embassy of the USA.
- November 20: Private television station MEGA broadcasts for the first time.
- November 23: The political parties of PASOK, New Democracy and Synaspismos agree to support Xenophon Zolotas for Prime Minister at head of a non-party administration until fresh elections could be held.
- November 23: MEGA broadcasts the match between Olympiakos and Auxerre, marking the first time that a privately-owned TV channel in Greece has broadcast a live football game.
- December 17: Polish forward Krzysztof Warzycha plays his first game in a Panathinaikos jersey against AEK
- December 24: The Revolutionary Organization 17 November raids Sykouri army base in Larisa, Greece and steals a quantity of anti-tank rockets and ammunition.
- December 31: Private television station ANT1 ("Ant-ena") broadcasts for the first time.
- August 2: Lakis Sofianos, former Panathinaikos footballer (suicide)
- August 15: General Thrasyvoulos Tsakalotos