October 1917 calendar

October 1917

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in October 1917.
The US president was Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Lloyd George (Liberal), Pope Benedict XV was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on October 1917: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of October 1917?


  • 04 Oct 1917 British assault on Broodseinde, France
  • 06 Oct 1917 The US Trading with the Enemy Act becomes law, giving the US President authority to ban holding of gold and silver coins and other objects.
  • 08 Oct 1917 Trotski named Chairman of Petrograd Soviet
  • 10 Oct 1917 Giants Rube Benton is 1st lefty to pitch a World Series no hitter
  • 12 Oct 1917 World War I: The First Battle of Passchendaele takes place resulting in the largest single day loss of life in New Zealand history.
  • 13 Oct 1917 Soviet accept establishment of Petrograd Military
  • 15 Oct 1917 Chicago White Sox beat New York Giants, four games to two in 14th World Series.
  • 17 Oct 1917 1st British bombing of Germany
  • 19 Oct 1917 The Love Field in Dallas, Texas is opened.
  • 21 Oct 1917 Petrograds garrison accepts Revolutionary Military Committee
  • 23 Oct 1917 1st Infantry division Big Red One shoots 1st US shot in WWI
  • 24 Oct 1917 Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November - also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).
  • 25 Oct 1917 In Russia, Bolsheviks led by Vladimir Lenin seizes power
  • 26 Oct 1917 Petrograd Soviet accepts establishment of Military
  • 30 Oct 1917 British government gives final approval to Balfour Declaration
  • 31 Oct 1917 World War I: Battle of Beersheba : ''last successful cavalry charge in history''.
  • 04 Oct 1917 World War I: The Battle of Broodseinde is fought between the British and German armies in Flanders.
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in October 1917?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Darktown Strutters' Ball
  2. - Over There
  3. - For the Freedom of the World
  4. - Indiana
  5. - Shenandoah


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?