Events in Music
- Oct 22 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of Charles Gounod's opera "Faust"
Birthdays in Music
- Oct 5 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer, born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (d. 1947)
- Oct 8 Dick Burnett, American musician ("Man of Constant Sorrow"), born in Monticello, Kentucky (d. 1977)
- Oct 11 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
- Oct 22 Viktor Jacobi, composer