October 23, 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships.
1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors, and 3 soldiers)
1983 - Operation Urgent Fury
(Grenada, West Indies) begins.
[Source: Source: www.history.navy.mil]