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- 636: The Battle of Yarmuk takes place, ending in Byzantine defeat to the Arabs.
- 1921: The Battle of the Sakarya commences during the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922).
- 1926: A military coup by Gen. Georgios Kondilis brings down the Pangalos dictatorship.
- 1975: The trial of George Papadopoulos, Stylianos Pattakos, Nikolaos Makarezos and other Junta members ends with the three former strongmen found guilty of insurrection and treason. They are sentenced to death.
- 1999: Anastasia Kelesidou wins the silver medal in discus (66.05m) at the Sevilla World Championships.
- 2004: 22-year-old Athanasia Tsoumeleka wins the gold medal (1:29.12) in the 20,000m walking race at the Athens Olympic Games.
- 2008: Alexandros Nikolaidis wins an Olympic silver medal in Tae kwon do.
- 1864: Eleftherios Venizelos, politician
- 1940: Lolos Hasekidis, footballer
- 1942: Mimis Papaioannou, footballer
- 1952: Giorgos Paraschos, football player and coach
- 1957: Tasos Mitropoulos, footballer, politician