What Happened on October 8, 1917

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Leon Trotsky named chairman of the Petrograd Soviet as Bolsheviks gain control

Famous Birthdays

Billy Conn (1917-1993)

American boxer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Danny Murtaugh, American baseball infielder and manager (World Series 1960, 71; Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • Hans Poser, German composer, born in Tannenbergsthal (d. 1970)
  • Walter Lord, American author (A Night to Remember), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2002)
Born in 1917
1917 Highlights

About October 8, 1917

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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