Top 10 News Stories of 1983

U.S., Caribbean States Invade Grenada (October 25, 1983)

Suicide Bomb Attack in Beirut Kills 241 U.S. Marines (October 23, 1983)

Controversial U.S. Interior Secretary James Watt Resigns (October 9, 1983)

Polish Trade Union Leader Walesa Wins Nobel Peace Prize (October 5, 1983)

South Korean Passenger Plane KAL 007 Shot Down After Violating Soviet Airspace (September 1, 1983)

Begin Decides to Resign as Israeli Prime Minister (August 28, 1983)

Opposition Leader Aquino Assassinated in Philippines (August 21, 1983)

Sally Ride Becomes First U.S. Woman in Space (June 18, 1983)

U.S. Embassy in Lebanon Devastated by Bomb Blast, 63 Killed (April 18, 1983)

Harold Washington Elected Chicago's First Black Mayor (April 12, 1983)

SOURCE: Facts on File