On This Day

What Happened on November 7, 1917

Historical Events

  • British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks

Red October

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is proclaimed; first Council of People's Commissars is formed with Vladimir Lenin as leader and including Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin

Historic Event

[OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government.


Famous Birthdays

  • András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
  • Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
1917 Highlights

About November 7, 1917

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio