- Oct 17 "The Aldrich Family" premieres on radio
- Oct 20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"
Oct 22 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd is shot and killed by FBI agents
- Oct 23 Jean Piccard & Jeanette Ridlen attain balloon height of 17.341 m (rec)
- Oct 26 While Washington Seantors player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
- Oct 28 Brooklyn & Pittsburgh play a penalty free NFL game