On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 2003

Historical Events

  • China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission
  • MLB National League Championship: Florida Marlins beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3
  • 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.

Famous Deaths

  • Ben Metcalfe, Canadian environmental activist (helped found Greenpeace), dies at 83
  • Bertram N. Brockhouse, Canadian physicist, (1994 Nobel Prize for Physics for neutron spectroscopy), dies at 85
2003 Highlights

About October 15, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 18 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Libra