- 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
In the entertainment industry pula:
The Grammy Winners were:
- 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 The Police
These were the #1 hits:
Gotta love the 80s for their music ;)
Lastly, on the 10th day of April (Sunday) of that year, my momsie gave birth to me at 4:44pm.... :)