Asia - Soviet military shot down Korean Airlines Flight 007 . The airplane was off course over the Kamchatka Peninsula in Soviet territory.
Lebanon - US Marine Corp barrack was rocked by terrorist truck-bomb in Beirut, 241 were killed. The USA Embassy was bombed in Beirut, 40 people were killed.
October 25, 1983 - the USA invaded the island of Granada.
America's Cup - Australia won sailings highest honor for the first time in the 132-year history of the event.
Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Romain Maes, 1913-1983, He was Tour de France champion in 1935.
* Tour de France / World Road Race Champion: Louison Bobet (Fra), 1925-1983, three time champion of the Tour de France (1953, 1954, 1955), died at the age of 58. He was the World Champion in 1954.
* Tour de France / World Road Race Champion: Antonin Magne (Fra), 1904-1983, a two-time Tour de France champion in 1931 and 1934. He was the World Champion in 1936.
* Giro d'Italia Champion: Alfonso Calzolari (Ita), 1887-1983, the Giro Champion in 1914.
Karen Carpenter, 1950-1983, American singer died of heart failure due to Anorexia Nervosa .
James Hubert “Eubie” Blake, 1883-1983, was a talented composer of ragtime, jazz, and popular songs. Blake died several days after his 100 th birthday. He said , “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”