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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.

Sports Champions of 1983

MLB - Baltimore Orioles
NFL - Washington Redskins
NBA - Philadelphia 76ers
NHL - New York Islanders

Grammy Award Winners in 1983

Record of the Year - "Beat it" by Michael Jackson
Album of the Year - "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
Song of the Year - "Every Breath You Take" by Sting

Movie Award Winners in 1983

Best Picture - Terms of Endearment
Best Director - James L. Brooks for “Terms of Endearment”
Best Actress - Shirley MacLaine in “Terms of Endearment”
Best Actor - Robert Duvall in “Tender Mercies”

Top Grossing Movies in 1983

#1 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
#2 Terms of Endearment
#3 Flashdance
#4 Trading Places
#5 WarGames

#1 Hits of 1983 (USA Pop Charts)

Baby Come to Me James Ingram w/Patti Austin
Let's Dance David Bowie
Down Under Men at Work
Come on Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
Sweet Dreams (are made of this) Eurythmics
Islands in the Stream Dolly Parton w/Kenny Rogers
Tell Her About It Billy Joel
Billy Jean Michael Jackson
Beat It Michael Jackson
Say, Say, Say Paul McCartney w/Michael Jackson
All Night Long (all night) Lionel Richie
Maniac Michael Sembello
Every Breath You Take The Police
Africa Toto
Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler
Flashdance...What a Feeling Irena Cara
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