What Happened on October 31, 2003

Historical Events

  • A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy

Sports History

Bethany Hamilton, aged 13, has her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing in Hawaii

Appointment 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

2003 History

Famous Deaths

  • Gordon Weir, New Zealand cricket batsman (11 Tests, 3 x 50; Auckland CA), dies at 93
  • Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, Indian Carnatic vocalist, dies at 95

About October 31, 2003

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 19 years, 10 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Baby Boy - Beyonce Featuring Sean Paul
  • UK #1 Song: Be Faithful - Fatman Scoop Ft. The Crooklyn Clan