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13/6/2023The Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 94-89 in NBA finals Game 5 to win their first NBA championship after 47 years in the league. Nikola Jokic is named finals MVP.
13/6/2020Titled “The End” and with a phrase by Dimitris Giannakopoulos “Good bye Panathinaikos and Fare well” on the cover, the last (3957th) copy of the “Prasini” newpaper is published, ending a 13-year period of circulation.
13/6/2014Journalist Aris Stathakis dies at the age of 71. He collaborated with the newspaper "Apogevmatini", the magazines "Pistes & Dromi», «Auto-Express", "4 Trochi», «Car & Driver», the TV channels ANT1 and ET1 (From the Driver's Seat) and radio stations of ANT1 and ET1 as a correspondent for the Dutch radio NOS. In 1992 he won the “Journalism” prize for his contribution to the Greek society, on the grounds that the Greeks learned to wear seat belts and helmets. He had also served as chairman of the Road Safety Committee. He was elected MP with the New Democracy party at the 2004 and 2007 national elections, he was deputy mayor in the municipality of Athens (1999 and 2003), spokesman of the municipality (2001-2003), president of the Road Safety Organisation of the Municipality of Athens since 2000, president of the Municipal Parking Control Organization since 2003, a member of the National Traffic Safety Committee since 1996, chairman of the Greek Association of Auto Journalists 990-1992, Secretary General of the Drivers Association 1975-1977/1980-1984, and auto racing driver from 1968 to 1984.
13/6/2004The Olympic Flame arrives at Rio de Janeiro, with Ronaldo and Pele being the torch beares. The video of Pele crying while carrying the torch will be presented by the world’s broadcasting networks for several days
13/6/2004Sports journalist Manolis Mavromatis is elected to the European Parliament
13/6/1998Fernand Sastre, president (along with Michel Platini) of the ''France '98'' World Cup organizing committee and former president of the French Football Federation, dies aged 74
13/6/1997The Chicago Bulls win their 5th NBA title in 7 years by overcoming the Utah Jazz. Michael Jordan is voted playoffs MVP for the 5th time
13/6/1992Olympiacos win their first water polo championship in 21 years
13/6/1991The US daily sports newspaper ''The National' closes down
13/6/1988Stratos Gidopoulos becomes the chairman of AEK succeeding Andreas Zafiropoulos of “Zita Hellas”, who remains the big stock holder of the team
13/6/1979Filippos Syrigos begins his career as sportscaster in a basketball game. Greece face France (74-76) for the European Championship in Torino
13/6/1976Jody Seckter drives the 6 wheel Tyrrell to her first and sole victory at the Swedish Grand Prix
13/6/1973Expatriate footballer Mike Galakos signs with Olympiacos
13/6/1971Panagiotis Nacopoulos smashes Giorgos Papavassiliou's 11 year-old record in 3000m steeple (8:45.8) with 8:40.8
13/6/1956Real Madrid win the inaugural European Champions Clubs' Cup final defeating Stade de Reims 4-3 in Paris in front of 39.000 spectators
13/6/1951Joe Louis knocks out Lee Savold in round 6 in the first closed-circuit TV fight
13/6/1949250cc, 350cc and 500cc races become the first of the newly established World Motorcycle Championship
13/6/1948Babe Ruth's final game at Yankee Stadium (NY Yankees - Cleveland 5-3). After the game his team withdraws no3
13/6/1935James Braddock, who started boxing in order to financially support his family, defeats the seemingly invincible Max Baer, in one of the biggest achievements in boxing history, to become the heavyweight champion of the world. Seventy years after, on 3/6/2005, “Cinderella Man”, the American drama film, titled after Braddock’s nickname and inspired by his life story will be released. The film will be directed by Ron Howard, with Russell Crowe and Renée Zellweger in the leading roles.
13/6/1895Emile Levassor wins the first car race in history. Paris - Bordeaux - Paris (24km/h)

 

             
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