1955: Michalis Karaolis, along with two EOKA companions execute Special Branch police constable Herodotus Poullis in Ledra Street, Lefkosia. For this act, Karaolis would later become the first of nine Greek Cypriots hanged by the British during the EOKA campaign.
1949: 29-year-old Costas Giataganas of Ethnikos AC with 15.09 becomes the first Greek shot put athlete to overcome the barrier of 15 meters. Two years later, he will win the gold medal at the Mediterranean Games and during his career he will break the national record 6 times, raising it from 14.63 to 15.58.
2001: Greek and Turkish football authorities agree to make a joint bid to host Euro 2008. Nevertheless, UEFA's executive committee will vote in favour of the Austrian-Swiss joint bid on December 12, 2002.
2004: Elisavet Mystakidou wins the silver medal in the 67kgs of taekwondo after losing in the final from Chinese Wei Luo at the Athens Olympic Games.