On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 2003

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Images of the dwarf planet Eris are taken and subsequently used in its discovery by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz.

Famous Deaths

  • Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)
  • Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), dies at 52
  • Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
  • Luis A. Ferré, Puerto Rican industrialist and politician (Governor of Puerto Rico, 1969-73), dies at 99