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
  • Mahathir bin 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.

Famous Deaths

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