Phantis:Selected anniversaries/May 31
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- 1924: Nikolaos Plastiras and Stylianos Gonatas were promoted to the rank of Lt. General for their role in bringing down the Laiko Komma government after the Asia Minor Disaster
- 1951: Right-wing officers, belonging to IDEA, staged an attempted coup which ended after the intervention of Gen Alexandros Papagos.
- 1987: The first private radio station Athena 9,84 FM began broadcasting.
- Births: Thomas Mavros, footballer (1954)
- Deaths: Antonis Benakis, art collector (1954), Stefanos Sarafis, commander of ELAS during the Axis occupation (1957).