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Greek - Historical Events
Date Event
585

Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians under Alyattes war with the Medes under Cyaxares, leading to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

480

Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought near promontory on the north coast of Euboea. Greek fleet holds its own against the Persians in three days of fighting but withdraws upon news of the defeat at Thermopylae.

480

Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.

479

Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan commander of the Greek army in the Battle of Plataea. Along the with the Greek victory on the same day in the Battle of Mycale, the Persian invasion of Greece is halted.

BC
AD
705-04-01

Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI

1514-01-10

Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished

1770-05-26

The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks.

1821-03-21

First revolutionary act in Monastery of Agia Lavra, Kalavryta, Greek War of Independence.

1821-03-23

Battle and fall of city of Kalamata, Greek War of Independence.

1821-05-08

Greek War of Independence: the Greeks defeat the Turks in Gravia.

1821-05-12

The first major battle of the Greek War of Independence against the Turks occurs in Valtetsi.

1821-06-19

Decisive defeat of the Greek revolutionary society Philikí Etaireía by the Ottomans at Drăgăşani (in Wallachia).

1822-01-13

The design of the Greek flag is adopted by the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.

1822-01-14

Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrius Ypsilanti.

1822-01-15

Greek War of Independence: Demetrius Ypsilanti is elected president of the legislative assembly.

1822-03-31

The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following a rebellion attempt, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.

1822-05-16

Greek War of Independence: Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.

1824-06-21

Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.

1826-04-10

The 10,500 inhabitants of the Greek town Messolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces. Very few of them survive.

1826-11-25

The Greek frigate Hellas arrives in Nafplion to become the first flagship of the Hellenic Navy.

1827-06-05

Turks capture the Acropolis & take Athens during Greek War of Independence

1828-10-07

The Greek city of Patras is liberated by the French expeditionary force in Peloponnese under General Maison.

1834-04-03

The generals in the Greek War of Independence stand trial for treason.

1864-10-29

Greek parliament accept new Constitution

1874-05-13

Pope Pius IX encyclical "On Greek-Ruthenian rite"

1874-06-29

Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.

1888-09-12

Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Greek Interpreter" (BG)

1894-03-03

1st Greek-language publication in US begins, "NY Atlantis"

1897-05-15

The Greek army retreats with heavy losses in the Greco-Turkish War.

1900-07-21

Pope Leo XIII encyclical to Greek-Melkite rite

1901-05-31

At the opening of the Greek National Assembly, Prince George, High Commissioner of Crete, asks it to endorse the union of Crete with Greece; the proposal is later rejected

1901-11-08

Bloody clashes take place in Athens following the translation of the Gospels into demotic Greek.

1902-05-17

Greek archaeologist Valerios Stais discovers the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient mechanical analog computer.

1906-12-04

Alpha Phi Alpha, 1st Black Greek Letter Fraternity, forms

1908-03-12

The Pan-Macedonian group is formed in Athens to support the Greek Struggle for Macedonia.

1911-06-11

The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution

1912-03-11

Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.

1912-04-01

Greek athlete Konstantinos Tsiklitiras breaks the world record -in standing long jump jumping 3.47 metres.

1912-10-14

Cretan representatives are admitted to the Greek assembly; in doing so the Greek Government challenges the Turkish Government

1913-01-18

Turkish-Greek sea battle near Troy

1913-04-04

The Greek aviator Emmanuel Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.

1913-06-29

The attack by Bulgarian General Michael Savov on Greek and Serbian positions leads to beginning of the second Balkan War

1915-03-06

Greek King Constantine I fires premier Venizelos

1915-10-05

Allies land troops at the northern Greek city of Salonika; Greece is nominally neutral but allows the landing

1915-11-06

Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government

1917-01-16

The Greek Government accepts reparations for Allied losses sustained in recent actions in Greece

1919-05-19

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what was later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is the official date of commemoration of the Pontic Greek Genocide in Greece and Cyprus.

1920-03-25

Greek Independence Day

1922-09-07

In Aydin, Turkey, independence of Aydin, from Greek occupation.

1922-09-09

Turkish troops conquer Smyrna/murder Greek citizens

1922-11-03

Greek parliament bans prince Andreas for life

1923-12-17

Greek king George II overthrown by army/republic

1924-02-24

Greek parliament proclaims republic

1924-03-25

Greek parliament selects admiral Paul Koundouriotis as premier

1924-04-13

Greek plebiscite for a republic

1924-10-07

Greek government of Dikalekopoulis forms

1925-09-29

Greek republican constitution enforced

1925-09-30

General Pangulos disbands Greek parliament

1925-10-06

Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested

1926-01-03

Greek gen Theodorus Pangulos names himself dictator

1926-01-04

Theodorus Pangalos resigns as Greek dictator

1926-04-04

Greek dictator Theodorus Pangalos elected president

1926-08-17

Greek-Serbian/Croatian/Slavs peace treaty signed

1926-08-21

-22] Uprising against Greek president/dictator Pangalos

1926-08-22

Greek dictator Gen Pangulos driven out

1927-05-07

Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.

1932-10-31

Greek government of Venizelos falls

1935-10-10

Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy

1940-12-22

World War II: Himarë is captured by the Greek army.

1941-01-10

World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.

1941-04-23

Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt

1942-11-05

Nazi raid on Greek Jews in Paris

1943-03-09

Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps

1944-04-05

World War II: 270 inhabitants of the Greek town of Kleisoura are executed by the Germans.

1944-04-14

Greek Colonel Venizelos forms government

1944-10-04

British troops land on Greek continent

1944-12-03

The Greek Civil War breaks out in a newly-liberated Greece, between communists and royalists.

1945-01-03

Greek General Plastiras forms government

1946-09-28

Greek king George II back in Athens

1947-01-10

Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard

1948-02-10

Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki

1948-12-24

Greek government disbands due to state of war, press censorship

1949-11-06

Greek civil war ends

1952-11-14

Greek general Alexander Papagos wins elections

1952-11-16

Papagos' Greek Concentratie wins Greeks parliamentary election

1957-04-06

Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis buys the Hellenic National Airlines (TAE) and founds Olympic Airlines.

1958-03-20

Greek Clandestine Radio (communist), Voice of Truth 1st transmission

1962-05-19

88th Preakness: John Rotz aboard Greek Money wins in 1:56.2

1963-05-22

Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured

1963-06-11

Greek government of Karamanlis resigns

1963-06-19

Greek government of Pipinolis forms

1963-12-23

Fire on Greek ship Laconia, 128 die

1963-12-24

Greek & Turks riot in Cyprus

1964-02-11

Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus

1964-08-07

Turkey begins air attack on Greek-Cypriots

1965-09-24

Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government

1967-07-12

Greek regime deprives 480 Greeks of their citizenship

1967-09-23

Greek Colonels' regime frees ex-premier Georgios Papandreou

1967-12-13

Unsuccessful coup against Greek King Constantine II

1968-11-17

Alexandros Panagoulis is condemned to death for attempting to assassinate Greek dictator George Papadopoulos.

1969-03-28

Greek poet and Nobel Prize laureate Giorgos Seferis makes a famous statement on the BBC World Service opposing the junta in Greece.

1969-04-18

Melina Mercouri establishes Greek Aid Fund

1969-12-08

Greek DC-6B crashes in storm at Athens, 93 killed

1970-04-13

Greek composer Mikis Theordorakis freed

1972-03-05

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis leaves communist party

1973-06-01

Greek Pres Papadopoulos asks for "parliamentary presidential republic"

1973-07-29

Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy

1973-11-04

Thousands commemorate former Greek premier Georgios Papandreou

1973-11-17

Greek regime attacks students with tanks, 100s killed

1973-11-18

Greek regime calls emergency crisis due to mass protests

1973-11-25

Bloodless military coup ousts Greek Pres George Papadopoulos

1974-07-23

Greek military dictatorship collapses

1974-12-08

Greek monarchy rejected by referendum

1977-11-08

Manolis Andronikos, a Greek Archaeologist and professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, discovers the tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Vergina.

1981-10-18

Andreas Papandreous' PASOK wins Greek elections

1988-01-15

Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes

1988-01-16

Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks

1988-04-23

A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles

1988-06-15

Turkish premier Özal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens

1991-08-04

The Greek cruise ship Oceanos sinks off the Wild Coast of South Africa.

1991-12-28

Irene the Icon of Greek Orthodox church returns after being stolen

1992-12-03

The Greek oil tanker Aegean Sea, carrying 80,000 tonnes of crude oil, runs aground in a storm while approaching La Coruña, Spain, and spills much of its cargo.

1993-10-13

Greek government of Papandreou forms

2001-06-27

Pope John Paul II beatifies 28 Ukrainian Greek Catholics, including 27 martyrs most of whom were killed by the Soviet secret police. Beatification takes place at the service in Lviv, western Ukraine during his first visit to this country.

2004-09-11

All passengers are killed when a helicopter crashes in the Aegean Sea. Passengers include Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria and 16 others (including journalists and bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria).

2006-01-08

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.

2012-03-21

Greek Parliament votes in favour of an international bailout deal

2012-04-05

77-year old pensioner's suicide outside Greek parliament prompts further protests in Athens

2012-06-17

Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election

2012-09-26

Greek trade unions call a general strike to protest austerity measures

2015-11-04

Ancient Greek fort of Acra found in Jerusalem, archaeologists say

2016-04-17

Greek Coast Guard Says Merchant Vessel Rescues 41 Migrants

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Greek - Notable Birthdays

EuripidesSep 23, -480

Saint NicholasMar 15, 270

Arianna HuffingtonJul 15, 1950

Greek - Birthdays
Date Event
480

Euripides, Salamís, Greek playwright (Medea), (d. 406 BC)

BC
AD
270-03-15

Saint Nicholas [Nikolaos of Myra], Patara Asia Minor, Greek Bishop (Santa Claus)

1118-11-28

Manuel I Komnenos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (d. 1180)

1553-03-29

Vitsentzos Kornaros, Greek Renaissance poet (d. 1613 or 1614)

1572-11-13

Cyril Lucaris, Greek theologian (d. 1638)

1748-04-27

Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (d. 1833)

1769-05-20

Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician (d. 1835)

1770-04-03

Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general (d. 1843)

1776-02-11

Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)

1786-05-15

General Dimitris Plapoutas, a Revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (d. 1864)

1792-12-12

Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter

1805-06-29

Hiram Powers, US sculptor (Greek Slave)

1810-12-25

Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (d. 1892)

1829-05-12

Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (d. 1896)

1832-07-11

Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (d. 1896)

1835-02-15

Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author (d. 1908)

1840-10-05

John Addington Symonds, Brit historian/writer (Probs in Greek Ethics)

1842-03-01

Nicholaos Gysis, Greek painter (d. 1901)

1851-03-03

Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (d. 1911)

1853-01-11

Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (d. 1926)

1855-01-15

Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (d. 1889)

1855-12-10

Marios Varvoglis, Greek Composer (d. 1967)

1859-01-13

Kostis Palamas, Greek poet (d. 1943)

1862-02-27

Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (d. 1937)

1863-04-29

Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)

1868-08-25

Nikolaos Levidis, Greek shooter

1871-04-12

Ioannis Metaxas, Greek general/dictator (1936-41)

1872-02-07

Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek lawyer/diplomat/foreign minister

1873-01-12

Spiridon Louis, Greek marathon runner (d. 1940)

1874-11-15

Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (d. 1941)

1876-04-24

Ioannis Georgiadis, Greek fencer (d. 1960)

1878-01-11

Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator (1926)

1878-12-08

James Brockman, Get Him to the Greek

1880-03-12

Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (d. 1958)

1883-03-09

James Kendis, Get Him to the Greek

1883-05-13

Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (d. 1962)

1883-10-16

Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (d. 1973)

1883-11-14

Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)

1883-12-09

Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal/supreme commander

1883-12-14

Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer

1884-02-14

Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (d. 1974)

1885-09-04

Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (d. 1971)

1886-03-24

Athenagoras I, Greek Patriarch of Constantinople (d. 1972)

1887-01-13

George Gurdjieff, Armenian-Greek mystic (d. 1949)

1887-02-18

Nikos Kasandsakis, Heraklion, Crete, Greek writer and philosopher (Zorba the Greek, The Last Temptation of Christ)

1888-02-13

Georgios Papandreou, Greek prefect of Lesbos/minister/premier

1888-10-30

Konstantinos Tsiklitiras, Greek Olympic champion (d. 1913)

1888-10-31

Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (d. 1944)

1889-06-20

John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)

1890-11-09

George Regas, Greek actor (d. 1940)

1892-07-28

Petro Petridis, Greek composer (Isotope Suite)

1893-03-18

Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)

1893-03-28

Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)

1894-07-02

Andre Kertesz, Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek

1895-11-08

Photios Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer (d. 1965)

1896-10-30

Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (d. 1928)

1897-01-02

Jim Londos, Greek wrestler (d. 1975)

1898-03-23

Georgios Grivas, Greek general/opposition leader on Cyprus

1898-04-08

Cecil [Maurice] Bowra, British classics expert (Greek experience)

1898-08-08

Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (d. 1990)

1898-11-07

Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (d. 1963)

1899-07-01

Konstantinos Tsatsos Greek politician and president (1975-1980)

1900-03-01

Yorgos Seferis, [Seferi dis], Greek diplomat/poet (Strofi)

1900-12-17

Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (d. 1973)

1901-09-02

Andreas Embirikos, Greek surrealist poet (d. 1975)

1901-11-04

Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (d. 1974)

1902-04-01

Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)

1902-09-14

Giorgos Papasideris Greek musician (d. 1977)

1903-07-27

Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician (d. 2002)

1904-03-26

Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2004)

1905-05-10

Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)

1906-04-08

Emmanouil Kriaras, Place of Life - Place of Memory, the Greek Foundation in Paris

1906-04-27

Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (d. 1966)

1906-11-18

Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (d. 1988)

1907-03-08

Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician, President of Greece (d. 1998)

1907-10-21

Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (d. 1985)

1908-08-14

Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (d. 1984)

1908-12-01

Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)

1909-05-01

Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet

1910-09-14

Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (d. 2003)

1911-04-12

Darrell A Amyx, US archaeologist (Greek Ceramics)

1911-12-08

Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)

1912-01-12

James Young, Get Him to the Greek

1912-06-16

Enoch Powell, England, MP (C)/racist/Greek professor

1913-03-13

Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (d. 1985)

1913-05-13

Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (d. 1985)

1913-05-21

Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)

1913-08-19

John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer, one of the creators of the Finite Element Method (d. 2004)

1914-03-19

Leonidas Alaoglu, Greek-Canadian mathematician (d. 1981)

1914-06-29

Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)

1915-01-18

Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (d. 1984)

1915-04-21

Anthony Quinn, Mexico, actor, Zorba the Greek, Lawrence of Arabia)

1915-06-11

Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)

1916-02-17

Raf Vallone, Tropea Italy, actor (El Cid, 2 Women, Greek Tycoon)

1917-03-24

Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)

1917-05-11

Hon Montague Woodhouse, Greek resistance organiser

1917-06-15

Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)

1918-02-25

Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)

1918-05-26

Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (d. 1985)

1918-12-26

George Rallis, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (d. 2006)

1918-9-09

Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder

1919-02-05

Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )

1919-05-05

Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (d. 1999)

1919-07-19

Miltos Sachtouris, Greek poet (d. 2005)

1919-09-09

Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder, gambler/sportscaster (lay you 5 to 1)

1919-10-23

Manolis Andronicos, Bursa, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece

1920-03-21

Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (d. 1970)

1920-10-18

Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist (d. 1994)

1921-03-09

Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (d. 1998)

1922-05-29

Iannis Xenakis, Braila, Romania, Greek composer/architect/mathematician

1922-06-11

Michael Cacoyannis, director (Zorba the Greek, Trojan Women)

1922-06-11

Mihalis Kakogiannis, Zorba the Greek

1922-09-09

Manolis Glezos, Greek politician and writer

1922-12-11

Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (d. 2005)

1923-05-03

George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor

1924-06-26

Costas Axelos, Greek philosopher

1925-01-25

Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician and songwriter (d. 1992)

1925-03-10

Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (d. 2005)

1925-10-23

Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)

1926-08-15

Costis Stephanopoulos, Greek politician

1926-09-03

Irene Papas, Corinth Greece, Greek actress (Zorba the Greek, Attila The Hun)

1926-12-18

Walter Lassally, Zorba the Greek

1927-05-22

Michael Constantine, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1928-03-02

Father John Romanides, Greek priest and professor (d. 2001)

1928-06-07

David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy

1928-11-27

Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)

1928-12-23

Chronis Aidonidis, Greek singer

1929-01-17

Anna Kyriakou, Zorba the Greek

1929-06-04

Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician

1929-06-21

Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)

1931-08-29

Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)

1933-12-31

Chryssa Vardea-Mavromichali, Athens Greece, Greek American artist

1934-02-17

Alan Bates, Allestree England, actor (Zorba the Greek, Unmarried Woman)

1934-02-17

Alan Bates, Zorba the Greek

1934-03-07

Giorgos Katsaros, Greek musician and composer

1934-05-30

Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, (d. 2012)

1934-08-31

Nikos Xanthopoulos, Greek actor

1934-10-27

Giorgos Konstadinou, Greek actor and director

1934-11-18

Vassilis Vassilikos, Greek writer and ambassador

1935-04-17

Theo Angelopoulos, Greek film director

1935-06-02

Dimitri Kitsikis, Greek turkologist

1935-08-16

Andreas Stamatiadis, Greek footballer and coach

1936-03-19

Charles Maggiore, The Greek Tycoon

1936-07-07

Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (d. 1980)

1936-09-07

Apostolos Kaklamanis, Greek politician

1936-11-05

Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)

1937-08-11

Taki Theodoracopoulos, Greek/British journalist/multi-millionaire

1937-10-22

Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)

1938-05-20

Marinella, Greek singer and actress

1938-06-30

Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (d. 1999)

1938-08-17

Theodoros Pangalos, Greek politician

1939-01-03

Nikos Alefantos, Greek football manager

1939-03-14

Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer

1939-03-18

Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer

1939-05-12

Miltiadis Evert, Greek politician

1939-05-27

Socratis Kokkalis, Greek businessman

1939-07-02

Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet

1940-04-18

Neal Pilson, The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

1940-05-15

Lainie Kazan, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1940-07-04

Hank Goldberg, The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

1940-07-26

Tolis Voskopoulos, Greek singer

1940-09-17

Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (d. 2007)

1941-01-21

Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor

1941-10-12

Frank Alamo, Get Him to the Greek

1942-01-11

Joel Zwick, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1942-01-22

Mimis Domazos, Greek footballer

1942-03-17

Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor

1942-07-17

Gale Garnett, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1942-12-14

Zoe Laskari, Greek actress

1943-03-18

Toula Grivas, Greek actress

1943-05-17

Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (d. 2005)

1943-05-28

Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (d. 2004)

1943-10-19

Takis Ikonomopoulos, Greek footballer

1944-05-01

Eleni Anousaki, Zorba the Greek

1944-09-15

Sotirios Hatzigakis, Greek politician

1945-02-26

Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician

1945-03-19

Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor

1945-10-26

Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author

1945-11-05

Aleka Papariga, Greek politician

1945-12-06

Yorgo Voyagis, Zorba the Greek

1946-02-13

Louis Kondos, Greek actor

1946-06-15

Demis Roussos, Greek singer

1946-11-23

Giorgos Koudas, Greek footballer

1947-01-27

Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician

1947-04-13

Thanos Mikroutsikos, Greek composer & former minister

1947-08-11

Georgios Karatzaferis, Greek politician

1947-10-11

Lucas Papademos, Greek economist

1947-11-28

Maria Farantouri, Greek singer

1948-04-02

Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer

1948-04-14

Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician

1948-05-16

Katia Dandoulaki, Greek actress

1948-08-27

Pavlos Sidiropoulos, Greek musician (d. 1990)

1948-09-13

Dimitri Nanopoulos, Greek physicist

1948-12-11

Stamatis Spanoudakis, Greek composer

1949-01-15

Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor

1949-02-18

Juana Andueza, The Greek Labyrinth

1949-06-25

Phyllis George, The Legend of Jimmy the Greek

1949-08-12

Panagiotis Chinofotis, Greek politician

1949-08-20

Nikolas Asimos, Greek composer and singer (d. 1988)

1949-08-23

Katiana Balanika, Greek actress and singer

1949-09-29

George Dalaras, Greek singer

1949-10-22

Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician

1949-12-21

Nikolaos Sifounakis, Greek politician

1950-03-27

Petros Efthimiou, Greek politician

1950-05-22

Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician

1950-06-03

Christos Verelis, Greek politician

1950-07-10

Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Greek politician

1950-07-15

Arianna Huffington, Athens, Greek-born author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post

1950-07-18

Kostas Eleftherakis, Greek footballer

1950-08-19

Jon Clarke, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1950-12-11

Christine Onassis [Andreadis], New York City, New York, American-born Greek heiress (Aristotle's daughter)

1951-03-05

Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor

1951-05-23

Antonis Samaras, Greek politician

1951-09-08

Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer

1951-10-19

Demetrios Christodoulou, Greek mathematical physicist, recipient of the Bôcher Memorial Prize

1952-02-27

Stathis Psaltis, Greek actor

1952-03-17

Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer

1952-05-24

Fiona Kimm, Greek

1952-06-16

George Papandreou, junior, Greek politician

1952-06-30

Athanassios S. Fokas, Greek mathematician

1952-08-23

Vicky Leandros, Greek singer and politician

1952-10-25

Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (d. 2004)

1952-12-07

Georges Corraface, Greek actor, president of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival

1953-02-03

Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician

1953-02-28

Paul Krugman, Get Him to the Greek

1953-06-06

Dimitris Avramopoulos, Greek politician

1953-11-11

Kostas Skandalidis, Greek politician

1953-11-12

Vasilis Karras, Greek singer

1953-12-14

Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician

1954-01-15

Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer

1954-02-12

Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian

1954-03-20

Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician

1954-03-25

Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter

1954-05-06

Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician

1954-05-31

Thomas Mavros, Greek footballer

1954-10-26

Vassilis Hatzipanagis, Greek footballer

1955-01-08

Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer

1955-04-30

Dimitra Papandreau, Greece, wife of Greek PM Andreas Papandreau

1955-08-07

Gregoris Valtinos, Greek actor and director

1955-09-17

Koralia Karanti, Greek actress

1955-10-17

Georgios Alogoskoufis, Greek politician

1955-10-19

Melpo Kosti, Greek actress

1955-12-12

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, Greek businesswoman

1956-02-13

Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner

1956-09-14

Kostas Karamanlis, Greek prime-minister

1956-09-14

Lefteris Zagoritis, Greek politician

1957-01-01

Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician

1957-02-18

Roula Koromila, Greek Idol

1957-08-23

Tasos Mitropoulos, Greek footballer and politician

1957-09-29

Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer

1957-10-01

Stelios Mainas, Greek actor

1957-12-20

Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer

1958-01-06

Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor

1958-01-22

Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager

1958-04-15

Noni Ιoannidou, Greek fashion model and actress

1958-05-12

Andreas Petroulakis, Greek political caricaturist

1958-08-03

Ana Kokkinos, Greek-Australian film director

1958-10-16

Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Greek singer

1958-12-09

Chris Wilson, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1959-02-04

Jonathan Starch, Get Him to the Greek

1959-05-25

Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician

1959-06-06

Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician

1959-08-23

George Kalovelonis, Greek tennis player

1960-01-13

Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach

1960-02-05

Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor

1960-12-29

Katerina Didaskou, Greek actress

1961-02-05

Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager

1961-07-13

Stelios Manolas, Greek footballer and manager

1961-07-26

Dimitris Saravakos, Greek footballer

1962-01-23

Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress

1962-9-24

Nia Vardalos, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1963-02-20

Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician

1963-03-03

Sophia Aliberti, Greek actress and TV presenter

1963-06-08

Keti Garbi, Greek singer

1963-09-13

Theodoros Roussopoulos, Greek politician

1963-10-20

Nikos Tsiantakis, Greek footballer

1964-06-04

Eva Fampas, Greek guitarist

1964-06-07

Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress

1964-08-25

Vassilios Kotronias, Greek chess grandmaster

1964-12-27

Ian Gomez, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1965-01-17

Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer

1965-03-29

Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)

1965-03-29

Voula Patoulidou, Greek athlete

1965-04-20

Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician

1965-06-24

Annika Greek, City of My Dreams

1965-07-27

Dan Bern, Get Him to the Greek

1965-10-24

Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician

1966-02-05

Apostolos Nanos, Greek archer

1966-02-17

Ioannis Kalitzakis, Greek footballer

1966-03-30

Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author

1966-05-13

Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host

1966-08-16

Emmanuel Kiriakou, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1966-09-26

Christos Dantis, Greek composer and singer

1966-10-28

Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician

1966-11-05

Georgia Apostolou, Greek actress

1966-12-15

Manos Papayiannis, Greek fashion model and actor

1966-9-13

Louis Mandylor, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1967-03-20

Jeff Wilson, The Mount-Edith Wharton Home/Virginia Greek Revival Farmhouse/San Francisco Mediterranean/Indiana Italianate

1967-05-05

Maro Mavri, Greek fashion model and actress

1967-05-24

Jeff Rosenthal, My Big Fat Greek Life

1968-02-25

Evridiki, Greek Cypriot singer

1968-03-04

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greek politician

1968-08-14

Billy Mavreas, Greek-Canadian cartoonist

1968-08-19

Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greek windsurfer

1969-04-10

Ekaterini Koffa, Greek sprinter

1969-04-24

Elias Atmatsidis, Greek footballer

1969-05-14

Greg Kurstin, Get Him to the Greek

1969-07-13

Kakhi Kakhiashvili, Georgian-born Greek weightlifter

1969-07-22

Despina Vandi, Greek singer

1969-08-30

Dimitris Sgouros, Greek pianist

1969-09-19

Alkinoos Ioannidis, Greek-Cypriot singer and composer

1969-10-29

Giorgos Donis, Greek footballer

1969-10-29

Eleni Menegaki, Greek TV presenter

1970-02-02

Nikolaos Michopoulos, Greek footballer

1970-06-19

Antonis Remos, Greek singer

1970-06-22

Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman

1970-08-30

Frank Falcone, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1970-09-23

Georgios Koltsidas, Greek footballer

1970-10-30

Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower

1971-01-14

Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer

1971-01-31

Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer

1971-10-27

Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer

1971-12-23

Michalis Klokidis, Greek footballer

1971-12-24

Giorgos Alkaios, Greek singer

1972-01-05

Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer

1972-03-08

Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer

1972-03-20

Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)

1972-03-31

Hristos Polihroniou, Greek hammer thrower

1972-11-12

Vassilis Tsiartas, Greek footballer

1972-12-12

Yeoryios Theodoridis, Greek sprinter

1973-02-16

Nikos Kostakis, Greek footballer

1973-03-05

Yannis Anastasiou, Greek footballer

1973-06-12

Takis Fyssas, Greek footballer

1973-06-16

Nikos Machlas, Greek footballer

1973-06-18

Alexandros Papadimitriou, Greek hammer thrower

1973-07-11

Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete

1973-08-03

Nikos Dabizas, Greek footballer

1973-09-17

Demis Nikolaidis, Greek footballer

1973-09-26

Olga Vasdeki, Greek triple jumper

1973-09-29

Athanasios Michalopoulos, Greek volleyball player

1973-10-10

Mario Lopez, Get Him to the Greek

1973-10-18

Michalis Kapsis, Greek footballer

1973-10-31

Grigorios Georgatos, Greek footballer

1973-11-09

Zisis Vryzas, Greek footballer

1974-02-16

Fanis Katergiannakis, Greek footballer

1974-03-16

Georgios Anatolakis, Greek footballer

1974-03-16

Fotini Vavatsi, Greek archer

1974-04-10

Petros Passalis, Greek footballer

1974-05-30

Konstantinos Chalkias, Greek footballer

1974-06-01

Akis Zikos, Greek footballer

1974-06-17

Evangelia Psarra, Greek archer

1974-07-12

Stelios Giannakopoulos, Greek footballer

1974-11-04

Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Get Him to the Greek

1975-02-02

Ieroklis Stoltidis, Greek footballer

1975-02-02

Vaggelis Koutsoures, Greek footballer

1975-02-04

Konstantinos Nebegleras, Greek footballer

1975-02-27

Prodromos Korkizoglou, Greek decathlete

1975-03-08

Peggy Zina, Greek singer

1975-05-17

Kostas Sommer, Greek actor

1975-05-24

Yannis Goumas, Greek footballer

1975-06-04

Russell Brand, Get Him to the Greek

1975-06-11

Thomas Bimis, Greek diver

1975-08-03

Aryiro Strataki, Greek heptathlete

1975-09-04

Nikolaos Lyberopoulos, Greek footballer

1975-10-14

Matt Mefford, Get Him to the Greek

1976-01-02

Hrysopiyi Devetzi, Greek triple jumper

1976-01-03

Angelos Basinas, Greek footballer

1976-01-11

Efthimios Rentzias, Greek basketball player

1976-01-28

Miltiadis Sapanis, Greek footballer

1976-01-31

Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer

1976-02-09

Georgios Korakakis, Greek footballer

1976-02-17

Sebastian Bauer, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1976-02-26

Nikolaos Siranidis, Greek diver

1976-03-05

Katerina Matziou, Greek actress

1976-03-24

Athanasios Kostoulas, Greek footballer

1976-05-05

Anastasios Pantos, Greek footballer

1976-05-10

Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi, Greek javelin thrower

1976-08-07

Dimitrios Eleftheropoulos, Greek footballer

1976-09-11

Flora Redoumi, Greek hurdler

1976-09-13

Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer

1976-11-19

Stylianos Venetidis, Greek soccer player

1976-11-29

Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player

1976-12-21

Mirela Manjani, Greek javelin thrower

1976-12-23

Dimitris Mavrogenidis, Greek footballer

1977-03-06

Giorgos Karagounis, Greek soccer player

1977-04-25

Ilias Kotsios, Greek footballer

1977-05-31

Theodoros Baev, Bulgarian-born Greek volleyball player

1977-06-04

Dionisis Chiotis, Greek footballer

1977-06-24

Dimosthenis Dikoudis, Greek basketball player

1977-07-04

Katia Zygouli, Greek supermodel

1977-9-05

David Zikovitz, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1978-02-19

Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer

1978-03-02

Giannis Skopelitis, Greek footballer

1978-03-26

Anastasia Kostaki, Greek basketball player

1978-04-10

Jon Dearnley, The Greek American

1978-04-27

Adamantia Kontogiorgi, Greek actress

1978-06-24

Pantelis Kafes, Greek footballer

1978-07-04

Vicky Kaya, Greek supermodel and actress

1978-07-31

Zeta Makripoulia, Greek actress, model and TV presenter

1978-08-05

Nektaria Karantzi, Greek singer

1978-08-14

Anastasios Kyriakos, Greek footballer

1978-08-15

Stavros Tziortziopoulos, Greek footballer

1978-10-26

Eva Kaili, Greek TV presenter and politician

1978-11-08

Spyros Gogolos, Greek footballer

1978-11-29

Dimitrious Konstantopolous, Greek footballer

1979-02-02

Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler

1979-02-02

Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter

1979-02-03

Nicole Sciacca, Get Him to the Greek

1979-03-19

Christos Patsatzoglou, Greek footballer

1979-03-24

Periklis Iakovakis, Greek athlete

1979-06-10

Konstantinos Loumpoutis, Greek footballer

1979-06-10

Jake Tsakalidis, Georgian-Greek basketball player

1979-07-03

Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Greek footballer

1979-07-07

Anastasios Gousis, Greek sprinter

1979-07-12

Nikos Barlos, Greek basketball player

1979-08-08

Paris Latsis, Greek shipping heir

1979-09-30

Clio-Danae Othoneou, Greek actress, musician and pianist

1979-10-17

Kostas Tsartsaris, Greek basketball player

1979-11-05

Mihalis Hatzigiannis, Greek-Cypriot songwriter and singer

1979-12-07

Lampros Choutos, Greek footballer

1980-01-25

Efstathios Tavlaridis, Greek footballer

1980-02-09

Angelos Charisteas, Greek footballer

1980-03-24

Tassos Venetis, Greek footballer

1980-03-28

Stiliani Pilatou, Greek long jumper

1980-05-23

Theofanis Gekas, Greek footballer

1980-06-03

Lazaros Papadopoulos, Greek basketball player

1980-06-16

Kevin Conlon, Going Greek

1980-07-24

Ryan Tygh, The Greek American

1980-08-18

Athina Papayianni, Greek race walker

1980-09-12

Gus G., Greek guitarist (Firewind, Dream Evil)

1980-09-13

Evangelos Nastos, Greek footballer

1980-10-28

Dimitri Liakopoulos, Greek actor

1980-9-24

David Holland, Max on Set: Get Him to the Greek

1981-02-05

Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player

1981-03-10

Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer

1981-04-01

Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player

1981-05-14

Sarbel, Greek-born singer

1981-05-17

Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer

1981-05-26

Irini Merkouri, Greek singer

1981-06-04

Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer

1981-07-17

Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer

1981-08-18

Dimitris Salpigidis, Greek footballer

1981-08-21

Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player

1981-08-28

Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer

1981-10-20

Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

1981-10-20

Jeff Daniels, Greek Holiday Part 1: Cruising the Aegean

1981-10-27

Amy Clarke, Get Him to the Greek

1981-12-03

Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer

1982-01-02

Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker

1982-01-12

Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper

1982-01-31

Elena Paparizou, Greek singer

1982-02-02

Jeffrey Tufaro, Greek Tragedy

1982-02-12

Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper

1982-03-08

Leonidas Kabantais, Greek footballer

1982-03-16

Filip Trojovský, Greek Holiday Part 1: Cruising the Aegean

1982-04-13

Tim Hamilton, Greek Holiday Part 1: Cruising the Aegean

1982-05-04

Kleopas Giannou, Greek footballer

1982-05-10

Despina Caldis, Greek-Australian actress

1982-07-18

Panagiotis Lagos, Greek footballer

1982-08-07

Vasileios Spanoulis, Greek basketball player

1982-08-12

Alexandros Tzorvas, Greek footballer

1982-09-19

Eleni Daniilidou, Greek tennis player

1982-10-13

Jovi Olivas, My Big Fat Greek Rush Week

1982-11-21

Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer

1982-12-02

Hristos Karipidis, Greek footballer

1983-01-21

Peter Philipakos, Greek-American soccer player

1983-02-07

Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer

1983-02-17

Marios Kaperonis, Greek boxer

1983-03-31

Vlasios Maras, Greek gymnast

1983-04-16

George Patis, Greek badminton player

1983-05-12

Charilaos Pappas, Greek footballer

1983-08-16

Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player

1983-10-23

Filipos Darlas, Greek footballer

1983-11-17

Yiannis Bourousis, Greek basketball player

1984-01-08

Sarah Osman, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

1984-02-08

Panagiotis Vasilopoulos, Greek basketball player

1984-03-15

Kostas Vassiliadis, Greek basketball player

1984-05-25

Kostas Martakis, Greek singer

1984-07-07

Minas Alozidis, Greek hurdler

1984-07-17

Sotiris Leontiou, Greek footballer

1984-07-25

Loukas Mavrokefalidis, Greek basketball player

1984-11-27

Rafael Romis, Greek Light

1984-12-03

Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek footballer

1985-02-13

Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer

1985-02-16

Zoi Dimoschaki, Greek swimmer

1985-02-21

Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer

1985-05-31

Ian Vouyoukas, Greek basketball player

1985-06-10

Vasilis Torosidis, Greek footballer

1985-06-22

Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player

1985-10-01

Revazi Zintiridis, Greek judoka

1985-11-24

Julia Alexandratou, Greek fashion model and singer

1986-04-22

Dusan Sakota, Serbian-Greek basketball player

1986-06-03

Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer

1986-09-17

Dimitrios Regas, Greek sprinter

1986-11-26

Konstadinos Filippidis, Greek pole vaulter

1987-08-31

Petros Kravaritis, Greek footballer

1987-12-20

Tariel Zintiridis, Greek judoka

1988-02-04

Alexandros Pagalis, Greek footballer

1988-9-05

Leonard Thimo, Dirty Cops: Ta Batsonia: A Greek Novel About Crisis

1989-02-24

Kosta Koufos, American-Greek basketball player

1989-07-07

Giannoulis Fakinos, Greek footballer

1989-09-06

Nikos Boutzikos, Greek footballer

1989-11-12

Anestis Dalezis, Dirty Cops: Ta Batsonia: A Greek Novel About Crisis

2000-07-29

Lino Facioli, Get Him to the Greek

2006-10-18

Ethan Pugiotto, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Greek - Notable Weddings

Tina FeyJun 3, 2001

Greek - Weddings
Date Event
1964-09-18

Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

1993-09-05

"My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)

2001-06-03

Writer and actress Tina Fey (31) weds "Saturday Night Live" composer Jeff Richmond (40) on a Greek Orthodox ceremony at The Merion Tribute House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2001-11-20

ABC News political analyst George Stephanopoulos (40) weds actress Alexandra Wentworth (36) at Greek Orthodox Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan

2003-07-05

TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California

2007-02-17

"Home and Away" actress Ada Nicodemou (29) weds Chrys Xipolitas at St. Andrew's Greek church in Redfern, Australia

Greek - Notable Deaths

PheidippidesSep 2, -490

Saint NicholasDec 6, 343

Greek - Deaths
Date Event
490

Pheidippides, Greek hero and inspiration for the modern marathon

322

Aristotle, Greek philosopher (b. 384 BC)

BC
AD
303-04-23

Saint George, Greek officer in the Roman army, beheaded. Patron saint of many lands including England

343-12-06

Saint Nicholas, Greek Bishop who became the model for Santa Claus, dies at 73

418-12-27

Zosimus, Greek Pope (417-8), dies

485-04-17

Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]

649-05-14

Theodore, Greek Pope (642-49) (excommunicated by Paul II), dies

662-08-13

Maximus Confessor, Greek theologist/crusader, dies

686-08-02

Pope John V, 1st Greek-Syrian Pope (685-86) dies

707-10-18

John VII, Catholic Pope (705-07), of Greek ancestry, dies

708-02-04

Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies

715-04-09

Constantine I, Greek/Syrian Pope (708-15), dies

731-02-11

Gregory II, Greek-Syrian Pope, dies

752-03-15

Zachary, Greek/Italian Pope (741-52), dies [or Mar 22]

869-02-04

Saint Cyril, Greek missionary to the Slavs (b. 827)

869-02-14

Saint Cyril, Greek monk, scholar, theologian and linguist (b. 827) Called "apostle of Slavs"

885-04-06

Methodius, Greek apostle of the slaves/archbishop of Sirmium, dies

1345-01-15

Martin Zaccaria, Italo-Greek ruler

1415-04-15

Manuel Chrysoloras, Greek humanist and grammarian

1484-08-12

George of Trebizond, Greek philosopher (b. 1395)

1614-04-07

El Greco, Greek-born artist working in Spain (b. 1541)

1669-01-19

Leo Allatios, Greek/Italian theologist/literary, dies at about 82

1688-06-05

Constantine Phaulkon, Greek adventurer (b. 1667)

1779-08-24

Saint Cosmas of Aetolia, Greek Orthodox martyr (b. 1714)

1825-05-20

Papaflessas, Greek priest and government official (b. 1788)

1825-06-05

Odysseas Androutsos, hero in the Greek War of Independence

1828-01-31

Alexandros Ypsilanti, Greek resistance fighter, dies at 35

1831-09-27

Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen, murdered at 55

1833-04-06

Adamantios Korais, Greek humanist scholar (b. 1748)

1835-06-24

Andreas Vokos Miaoulis, Greek admiral and politician, commander of Greek naval forces in Greek War of Independence (b. 1769)

1843-02-15

Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek military figure (b. 1770)

1853-01-13

Theophilos Kairis, Greek priest, humanist and revolutionary (b. 1783)

1857-02-09

Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem (b. 1798)

1869-11-03

Andreas Kalvos, Greek poet (b. 1792)

1872-04-12

Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (b. 1795)

1877-09-02

Constantine Kanaris, Greek admiral, freedom fighter and politician (b. 1793)

1883-02-26

Alexandros Koumoundouros, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1817)

1889-06-18

Jacques Damala, Greek military officer and actor (b. 1855)

1892-06-28

Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)

1896-06-07

Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829)

1897-03-27

Andreas Anagnostakis, Greek physician (b. 1826)

1904-06-13

Nikiphoros Lytras, Greek painter (b. 1832)

1904-10-13

Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)

1908-07-20

Demetrius Vikelas, Greek author, president of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1835)

1911-01-03

Alexandros Papadiamantis, Greek author (b. 1851)

1917-04-09

James Hope Moulton, British scholar of Classical Greek (b. 1863)

1927-01-27

Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army

1928-07-20

Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)

1932-10-18

Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)

1932-12-13

Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (b. 1853)

1933-04-29

Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)

1934-03-22

Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)

1936-02-01

Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)

1936-04-13

Demertzis, Greek premier, dies

1936-05-17

Panagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (b. 1868)

1937-01-28

Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)

1938-03-07

Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)

1940-03-26

Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)

1940-12-05

Mordechai Frizis, Jewish Greek military officer (b. 1893)

1940-12-13

George Regas, Greek actor (b. 1890)

1941-01-29

Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69

1941-04-27

Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)

1942-04-08

Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)

1943-02-27

Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)

1943-03-04

Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71

1944-01-07

Napoleon Lapathiotis, Greek poet (b. 1888)

1944-02-10

Eugène Michel Antoniadi, Greek astronomer, a crater on Mars and the Antoniadi crater on the Moon were named in his honor (b. 1870)

1945-06-16

Aris Velouchiotis, Greek guerrilla resistance leader (b. 1905)

1946-01-09

Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)

1946-11-15

James Kendis, Get Him to the Greek

1948-05-01

Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered

1950-02-02

Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician (b. 1873)

1951-03-15

John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)

1951-06-19

Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)

1952-02-27

Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74

1955-10-04

Alexander Papagos, Greek fieldmarshal, dies

1957-02-23

Marika Ninou, Greek singer (b. 1918)

1958-01-23

Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)

1960-09-14

M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)

1960-11-02

Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64

1962-02-19

Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)

1962-03-24

Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)

1962-04-03

Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78

1963-05-27

Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered

1963-06-20

Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician (b. 1898)

1966-10-30

Yórgos Theotokás, Greek novelist (b. 1906)

1966-11-15

Dimitrios Tofalos, Greek weightlifter (b. 1877)

1967-03-10

Yiorgos Batis, Greek composer and musician (b. 1885)

1968-11-01

Georgios Papandreou, Greek minister/premier, dies at 80

1970-03-10

Vasilis Avlonitis, Greek actor (b. 1904)

1970-03-20

Manolis Chiotis, Greek bouzouki virtuoso and song writer (b. 1920)

1970-03-21

Manolis Chiotis, Greek songwriter and musician (b. 1920)

1971-01-09

Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)

1971-02-15

Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885)

1972-01-07

Eftichia Papagianopoulos, Greek lyricist

1972-02-08

Markos Vamvakaris, Greek musician and songwriter (b. 1905)

1973-01-23

Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)

1973-02-09

Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)

1974-01-27

Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75

1974-10-01

Spyridon Marinatos, Greek archaeologist (b. 1901)

1975-02-10

Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)

1975-03-15

Aristotle S Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69

1975-06-28

Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)

1976-05-01

Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek poet who fought the military junta in Greece (b. 1939)

1976-08-22

Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)

1977-09-04

Stelios Perpiniadis, Greek musician (b. 1899)

1977-10-08

Giorgos Papasideris, Greek country singer, composer, lyricist (b. 1902 )

1978-05-26

Cybele, Greek actress (b. 1887)

1978-07-02

Aris Alexandrou, Greek novelist, poet and translator (b. 1922)

1979-11-13

Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)

1980-02-08

Nikos Xilouris, Greek singer (b. 1936)

1980-10-15

Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek footballer and volleyball player (b. 1896)

1981-01-17

Loukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (b. 1899)

1981-10-07

Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895)

1981-12-20

Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899)

1982-09-17

Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (b. 1937)

1983-04-13

Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist (b. 1896)

1983-09-03

Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)

1984-01-18

Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1915)

1984-01-21

Giannis Skaribas, Greek writer, dramatist, and poet (b. 1893)

1984-03-11

Kostas Roukounas, Greek rembetiko singer and song writer (b. 1903)

1984-04-13

Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)

1984-04-14

Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)

1984-06-02

Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (b. 1908)

1984-09-02

Manos Katrakis, Greek actor (b. 1908)

1984-09-10

James Young, Get Him to the Greek

1985-03-23

Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)

1985-06-11

Sapfo Notara, Greek actress (b. 1907)

1985-06-28

Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (b. 1913)

1985-09-28

Andre Kertesz, Neil Diamond: Love at the Greek

1985-10-31

Nikos Engonopoulos, Greek painter and poet (b. 1907)

1985-10-31

Anton Christoforidis, Greek boxer (b. 1918)

1986-10-29

Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1913)

1987-02-14

Karolos Koun, Greek theater director (b. 1908)

1988-01-20

Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)

1988-03-17

Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer (b. 1949)

1988-10-02

Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini (b. 1906)

1989-09-26

Pavlos Bakoyannis, Greek parliament leader, murdered in Rome

1990-04-11

Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1904)

1990-11-11

Alexis Minotis, Greek actor (b. 1898)

1990-11-12

Yannis Ritsos, Greek poet, dies at 81

1991-08-04

Nikiforos Vrettakos, Greek poet (Hodyne), dies at 80

1992-03-10

Giorgos Zampetas, Greek composer and musician (b. 1925)

1992-03-30

Manolis Andronikos, Greek archeologist, professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (b. 1919)

1992-03-30

Manolis Andronicos, Greek archaeologist who discovered ancient royal Macedonian tombs in northern Greece, dies at 72

1992-07-27

Jenny Karezi, Greek actress (Red Lanterns), dies of cancer at 56

1993-01-28

Kay Swift, Get Him to the Greek

1994-01-24

Michalis Vranopoulos, head of Greek state bank, murdered at 48

1994-03-06

Melina Mercouri, Greek actress (Never on a Sunday), dies at about 68

1994-04-25

George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55

1994-06-15

Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer (Never on Sunday), dies at 68

1994-07-12

David Malcolm Lewis, expert in Greek Epigraphy, dies at 56

1994-12-18

Roger Apéry, Greek-French mathematician (b. 1916)

1996-04-16

Stavros Spyros Niarchos, Greek shipowner, dies at 86

1996-04-21

Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76

1996-04-21

Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder

1997-12-26

Cornelius Castoriadis, Greek philosopher and economist (b. 1922)

1998-01-16

Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (b. 1921)

1998-04-23

Constantine Karamanlis, Greek politician (b. 1907)

1999-04-22

Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)

1999-06-27

George Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (b. 1919)

1999-08-24

Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (b. 1929)

1999-10-17

Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (b. 1915)

2001-01-27

Stavros Damianides, Greek musician (b. 1941)

2001-02-04

Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (b. 1922)

2001-08-27

Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (b. 1936)

2001-09-14

Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (b. 1931)

2001-12-18

Dimitris Dragatakis, Greek composer (b. 1914)

2002-10-31

Michail Stasinopoulos, Greek politician, former president of Greece (b. 1903)

2003-04-17

Yiannis Latsis, Greek shipping tycoon (b. 1910)

2003-09-28

Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)

2003-12-27

Alan Bates, Zorba the Greek

2004-04-02

John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)

2004-06-11

Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)

2004-06-24

Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)

2004-07-29

Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)

2004-08-08

Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor (b. 1934)

2004-09-02

Eleni Zafeiriou, Greek actress (b. 1916)

2004-10-14

Vlassis Bonatsos, Greek singer, actor and entertainer (b. 1949)

2004-12-04

Elena Souliotis, Greek soprano (b. 1943)

2005-02-13

Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (b. 1965)

2005-03-12

Stavros Koujioumtzis, Greek songwriter (b. 1932)

2005-03-29

Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)

2005-04-01

Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (b. 1952)

2005-04-07

Grigoris Bithikotsis, Greek singer (b. 1922)

2005-04-19

George Pan Cosmatos, Greek film director (b. 1941)

2005-05-11

Michalis Genitsaris, Greek rebetiko singer and composer (b. 1917)

2005-05-22

Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1914)

2005-06-09

Jon Clarke, My Big Fat Greek Wedding

2005-06-23

Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)

2005-08-16

Vicky Moscholiou, Greek singer (b. 1943)

2005-09-01

Thanos Leivaditis, Greek actor (b. 1934)

2005-11-08

Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (b. 1928)

2006-02-13

Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)

2007-01-30

Nikos Kourkoulos, Greek actor and artistic director (b. 1934)

2007-03-08

Viky Vanita, Greek actress (b. 1948)

2007-06-04

Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)

2008-03-04

Elena Nathanael, Greek film actress (b. 1941)

2008-06-04

Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1952)

2009-09-29

Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)

2011-04-17

Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)

2011-05-03

Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)

2011-07-25

Mihalis Kakogiannis, Zorba the Greek

2012-04-17

Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64

2012-06-18

Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78

2012-10-11

Frank Alamo, Get Him to the Greek

2014-08-22

Emmanouil Kriaras, Place of Life - Place of Memory, the Greek Foundation in Paris

2016-11-03

Popular Greek Actor George Vasileiou Dies, Aged 66

2017-02-17

Renowned Greek painter Dimitris Mytaras dies aged 83

2017-05-10

Greek actress Mary Tsoni found dead aged 30

2017-05-29

Former Greek Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis dies aged 98


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