1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at airport, killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers).
1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (, ) begins.
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,
Today in U.S. Naval History - July 23
1947 - First Navy all jet squadron (VF-17A) receives its first aircraft (FH).
1948 - USS Putnum (DD-757) evacuates U.
Atlantic Coast Marine Group, Inc. successfully responds to World War II era motor tanker leaking massive cargo of oil into the Atlantic Ocean's waters.