- British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks
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
[OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government.
- András Mihály, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1993)
- Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 104 years and 25 days
Leap Year: No