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25/3/2021George Fountoulakis, who had dedicated his life to the Paralympic movement, dies of the coronavirus at the age of 73. He was president of the National Athletic Federation of Persons with Disabilities since 2008, and since 2010 he was president of the Hellenic Paralympic Committee. He was the leader of the Greek delegation at the Paralympic Games in Athens, Beijing, London and Rio.
25/3/2018Olympiacos wins the National Basketball Cup for the third consecutive time, beating PAOK at the gold medal match of the 19th Final Four held in Glyfada with 68-53. Faros is placed third by winning Athinaikos 61-74 in the bronze medal final.
25/3/2015Jeremy Clarkson, hugely famous in the United Kingdom for his job as a presenter on the BBC’s “Top Gear” is fired by the BBC following an investigation into “an unprovoked physical and verbal attack” by Clarkson on a member of the car show’s production staff. The first episode date of the motor show, which Clarkson hosted with Richard Hammond and James May, was on 20/10/2002.
25/3/200322 year-old Spanish F1 pilot Fernando Alonso becomes F1 youngest winner as he places first in the Hungarian Grand Prix
25/3/2000Maroussi play maker John Korfas completes 360 appearances in Greek basketball championship equaling Panagiotis Fassoulas' record. On April 5, 2000 he will take the lead (361)
25/3/2000Jack Haley, the surfer who helped lead the sport through its ''golden age'' from the 40s to the 60s, dies of cancer at the age of 65
25/3/1995Mike Tyson is released from prison after 3 years
25/3/199546-year-old Ward Cunningham installs the first “wiki machine” on the Internet. Initially he wanted to use the term “quick web” but he borrowed the term from the “wiki wiki” shuttle buses of Honoloulou’ Airport, the first word he learned in Hawai. The project attempts to encourage collaborative software, but soon it will replace static intranets. On January 15, 2001, Wikipedia, the web-based open-content encyclopaedia will be created by Jimmy Wales.
25/3/1982Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL player to score 200 points in a single season
25/3/1979Chris Ford of the Boston Celtics scores the first 3point shot in NBA history against the Huston Rockets
25/3/1958Sugar Ray Robinson becomes the first world champion to win the title 5 times, after beating Craig Wood
25/3/1947First victory for Ferrari in car races at the IX Rome Grand Prix. Enzo Ferrari established the firm in 1929 and made his debut in races in Spa on July 9, 1932. After Ferrari's death in 1988 the firm (5.000 wins and 25 world titles) was purchased by FIAT
25/3/1946The “Thessalonica Radio Station”, with a portable transmitter in a car, is inaugurated. After a while, broadcasting will be stopped and it will permanently restart on 25/3/1947.
25/3/1938“Athens Radio Station” transmits with a length wave of 499,2 meters (661 KHz) and on the occasion of the National Holiday, King George II addresses a message. The king himself will inaugurate the station two months later, on 21/5.
25/3/1938The largest defeat in greek football history. Hungary crush Greece 11-1 in Budapest for the World Cup qualification round
25/3/1936Detroit defeat Montreal Maroons 1-0 in the longest hockey game (2 hours and 56 minutes)
25/3/1934Horton Smith wins the first Masters Golf championship in Augusta, Georgia
25/3/1928Christos Tsigiridis from Plovdiv, with studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart, installs, in Thessaloniki, the first complete radio station in Greece and the Balkans, which will dominate in Northern Greece for more than 20 years. At that time, about 200 radios operate and their owners have to pay the amount of 500 drs to the Fleet’s Lottery Division of the Ministry of Maritime.
25/3/1916First boxing match women are allowed to attend. Jess Willard and Frank Moran fight 10 rounds to a tie
25/3/1914In a café in the Votsi district a company of 22 people decide to establish the club of Aris Thessaloniki, an idea which will be actualized 5 months later. The name of the club is given following the thought that Thessaloniki already had one club, named after the demigod Iraklis, and there was a need for another club with a name of a god, that of the god of War.
25/3/1905A team of 18 juniors under the guidance of Dimitrios Anastasiades, principal of the Ventoklio Gymnasium, secretly found the Gymnastic Association “Diagoras of Rhodes”, as the island is under the Ottoman invasion
25/3/1698First recorded horse race in America (Hemstead of New York)


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