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- 1818: Grigoris Papaflessas is initiated into the Filiki Eteria.
- 1824: During the Greek War of Independence, the Egyptians capture and destroy the island of Psara.
- 1913: During the Second Balkan War, the Battle of Kilkis-Lahanas ends in victory for the Greek army.
- 1948: All nine men accused of murdering Justice Minister, Christos Ladas, on May 1, are found guilty and sentenced to death.
- 1954: Human artificial insemination is performed for the first time in Greece
- 1992: Greek-British actress, Marina Sirtis, marries Michael Lamper.
- 1994: The Greek National Football Team play their first game ever in a World Cup tournament (1994 FIFA World Cup in USA). They suffer a loss against Argentina (4-0) -- Diego Maradona scores one goal and Gabriel Batistuta a hat-trick.
- 1992: Lambros Papakostas, breaks the Greek record in the high jump with 2.36m.
- 1936: Kostas Karras, actor
- 1937: Maro Kontou, actress.
- 1944: Corinna Tsopei, Miss Universe of 1964.
- 1944: Beba Blanche, singer
- 1979: Kostas Katsouranis, footballer.