October 15, 2003 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
  • The Staten Island Ferry boat Andrew J. Barberi collides with a pier at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island, killing 11 people and injuring 43.

Deaths in History

  • Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (b. 1919)
  • Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)