Big News Headlines in 1983
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman to travel in space when the space shuttle Challenger
is launched from Cape Canaveral, FL.
241 U.S. Marines and sailors are killed when a TNT-laden suicide terrorist blows up Marine
headquarters at Beirut International Airport.
U.S. Marines and Rangers invade the island of Grenada and evacuate hundreds of U.S. citizens.
The Soviets shoot down Korean Airlines flight 007.