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6/6/2012Austrian pilot Herbert Nitsch reached the planned world record depth of 244m (800ft) on the Island of Santorini, near Thirasia. Herbert was accompanied by a support team of 5 safety divers, 2 medical specialists and an experienced underwater film crew. Upon resurfacing he still felt physically weaker than expected. The emergency chain was set in motion and Herbert was taken to the airport of Santorini from where he has been flown to the naval hyperbaric chamber in Athens. He was given the prestigious title of “The Deepest Man on Earth”, when he set the world record for free-diving at an incredible depth of 214 metres in 2007 in Spetses, Greece.
6/6/2010Giorgos Karageorgiou the television director who went to Sweden to watch the 1958 World Football Cup and permanently settled in Sweden working for the Swedish television, covering 14 Olympic Games and many international sports events, dies aged 70. In 1993, he was awarded the “The Golden Shot” for his production during the World Skiing Championships.
6/6/2004Illisiakos wins the play-off match against PAS Giannina with 3-1 and climbs to Division A’ of the Greek Football Championship after a period of 32 years. The team owes its name to a misundrestanding related to the greek spelling of "Champs Elysees" which is pronounced in exactly the same way as the area "Ilissia", named after the local river of "Ilissos"
6/6/1999Women's Eurobasket closes in Katowice, Poland. Poland win the title for the first time in their history after beating France 59-56
6/6/1999Women's relay team 4x400m ranks first at Bruno Zauli European Cup setting new Greek record with 3:32.75
6/6/1999Andre Agassi becomes the first in 30 years to win all four Grand Slam tournaments (Wimbledon 1992, US Open 1994, Australian Open 1995, Roland Garros 1999), equaling the records of Donald Budge (1938), Fred Perry (1934), Roy Emerson (1964) and Rod Laver (1969)
6/6/19918 dead and 128 wounded as Colo Colo fans celebrate the victory of their team over Olympia (3-0) in Santiago, Chile
6/6/1987Steffi Graf becomes the youngest woman to win the Roland Garros at 17 after defeating Martina Navratilova
6/6/1986Juan Ramon Rocha becomes a Greek citizen giving an end to a story which started 11 years ago, on 20/5/1975, when the Municipality of Egaleo granted him a certificate with the greek name “Boublis”, and the Hellenic Football Federation issues him a sports ID card on 20/12/1979. When the player came permanently to Greece, in 1980, moving to Panathinaikos, the validity of the card was severely questioned by Olympiacos and on 26/6/1982 it was finally annulled
6/6/1978Angelos Messaris, the best Greek football player of the pre-war era, dies aged 68. After a short stay at the team of Goudi he transferred to Panathinaikos but he quit football very early at the age of 21 years, on 23/4/1931. He capped 4 times with the Greek national team scoring 4 goals and he was one of those who debuted at the first match in the history of the national team, on 7/4/1929, against Italy B’. During his short football career (four years altogether) he scored 53 goals in a total of 23 games
6/6/1946BAA is founded to hold the first professional basketball championship of America
6/6/1925Chrysler is founded by Walter P. Chrysler when the Maxwell Motor Company is re-organized into the Chrysler Corporation
6/6/19192-year-old ''Man O' War'' wins his first race at Belmont Park

 

             
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