What Happened on October 31, 2003

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, while surfing has her arm bitten of by a shark in Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
  • Mahathir bin Mohamad resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia and is replaced by Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, marking an end to Mahathir's 22 years in power.

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian singer (b. 1908)