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23/2/2016Ioannis Doukas, president of the Board and General Manager of Doukas School for 48 years and one of the most important persons in the history of Greek handball, dies aged 89. In 1979 he founded the Athletic Association of Doukas (ASED), a multisport club based in Doukas School where he was president until 2014 and Honorary President during the last 2 years. In his honour, the Greek Handball Federation will name the Men’s Handball Cup Final 4 which will be held in Loutraki on 28-29/2/2016 after him.
23/2/2000Sir Stanley Matthews dies in North Staffordshire clinic aged 85. He was voted two times ''European Football Player of the Year''. He played for Stoke and Blackpool (710 appearances in the Premier League). He was capped 54 times. In 1965 he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
23/2/200039 year-old German Lothar Matthaeus smashes Swedish goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli's world record with 144 caps in a match against Holland
23/2/1999Jamaican sprinter Marlene Ottey joins Olympiacos
23/2/1996According to Associated Press Dominique Wilkins may be involved in a murder case. Further investigation by the NBA security office will show that there is no substantial evidence incriminating Wilkins
23/2/1996Former West Germany coach Helmut Schoen dies aged 80. He led the German side to European (Euro 1972) and World title (1974 World Cup)
23/2/1995American diver Greg Louganis announces that he has AIDS
23/2/1986Kareem Abdul Jabbar plays his 1304th game (NBA record). Los Angeles beat Philadelphia 117-111
23/2/1980Eric Haden wins his 5th gold medal (500m, 1000m, 1500m, 5000m, 10000m) at the Lake Placid Winter Olympics and becomes the first athlete to win olympic gold in every speed skating event
23/2/1968Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers becomes the first professional basketball player to score over 25.000 points in his career at the Old Philadelphia Arena
23/2/19661500 TV appliances, which operate in Athens, receive the signal broadcasted by an antenna set on the OTE Mansion, the highest building in Athens, in a transmission which is considered to be the first of EIR through a 2-hour programme (18:30 – 20:30)
23/2/1964The first national basketball championship begins with the matches Olympiacos-Triton 43-40, Panathinaikos–Panellinios 67-56 and AEK-Sporting 66-64. Ten teams participate and AEK and Iraklis will finish together in the first place with 31 points. On 10/5/1964, AEK will be the champion after a play-off match. At the previous championship, which was organized by SEGAS (29/7/163-4/8/63) AEK was also the champion with 16 points.
23/2/194320-year-old Greek actress and singer Rena Vlahopoulou is getting a divorce from AEK footballer Kostas Vassiliou after 4 years of marriage
23/2/1886London Times publish world’s first classified ad
23/2/1874Welsh Walter Clopton Wingfield invents lawn tennis, naming it Sphairistike, the Greek tern for "skill at playing with the ball". According to the Times of London in 1927 the name will dropped very quickly because it will be proven so difficult to pronounce and “tennis” will be adopted from the French word “tenez” (catch) which is announced by the server.

 

             
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