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7/4/2011Rally driver, Giorgos Moshous, dies of cancer at the age of 67. He was one of the fastest drivers in the history of Greek Rally. He was the first Greek in the final classification of the Acropolis Rally in 1981, 1982, 1984, and 1985 driving a Nissan with co-driver Alexis Konstantakatos. When he was younger he raced with Alfa Romeo, with Aris Stathakis in 1975 (7th) and with Dimitris Arvanitakis in 1976 (4th).
7/4/2010The greek women’s water polo team of Ethnikos O.F.P.F., is the winner of the Women LEN Trophy 2009/2010, defeating the russian team UGRA Khanty-Mansiys 17-13 in the final return match
7/4/2001Olympiacos become the first Greek water polo team to qualify for Champions Cup final four (Dubrovnik) after beating Ferencvaros 9-7 in Budapest. On May 17, they defeat Posilipo 7-6 in overtime to play at the final against Yug Dubrovnik (7-8 in overtime)
7/4/200031 year-old international Iranian striker of Herta Berlin Ali Daei is elected ''1999 Best Asian Player''
7/4/1999AEK play a friendly match against Partizan in Beograd in protest for NATO bombing
7/4/1992Antonis Tritsis, mayor of Athens and former high jumper of Panathinaikos, dies
7/4/1968Jim Clark, one of the best F1 pilots, is killed during the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim
7/4/196323-year-old Jack Nicklaus becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters after defeating Tony Lema
7/4/1955The lowest scoring play-off basketball game (after the introduction of 24-second shot clock). Fort Wayne beat Syracuse 74-71
7/4/1951First Masters Bowling Tournament, won by Ben Hogan
7/4/1947Henry Ford dies at the age of 84. Founder of the Ford Motor Company in 1903, he was one of the first to apply assembly line manufacturing to the production in the USA and Europe. On 5 January 1914, he announced his “five-dollar day program”, but drove Quadricycle, his first car, for the first time on 4 June 1896
7/4/1943The NFL adopts the free substitution rule, obliges the players to wear helmets and elaborates a program of 10 games for every team
7/4/1929The Hellenic Football Federation recognizes Greece-Italy B’ 1-4 as the first formal game of the national team. The match is played at the Alexandra stadium and among the spectators there is Enta, Mousolini’s daughter
7/4/1914Al McKoy wins the world middleweight title after knocking down George Chip in 45'' in the shortest final ever recorded. In 1987 British Lloyd Honeygham will equal the record against Gene Hatcher
7/4/1896Miltiadis Gouskos wins the silver medal in discus throw with 11.03, while Bob Garret (USA) is first with 11.22 during the Olympic Games in Athens
7/4/1896Leonidas Pyrgos becomes the first Greek gold olympic medal winner in the history of modern Olympic Games after defeating Peronet from France in fencing at Zappeion. A few hours earlier, Miltiadis Gouskos won the silver medal in shot put with 11.03m. behind American Bob Garret (11.22)
7/4/1864First Camel Race in Sacramento, California


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