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, has her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing in Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Mahathir 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

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad
Malaysian Prime Minister
Mahathir bin Mohamad

Famous Deaths

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