On This Day

What Happened on October 15, 2003

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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