On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Addiction: First meeting of Narcotics Anonymous in Southern California.

Famous Birthdays

  • Judith Regan, American book publisher
  • Kevin Rowlands, rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen)
  • Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)

Famous Deaths

  • Bannister Fletcher, English architect and architectural historian (A History of Architecture), dies at 87
  • Johannes B Tielrooy, literature (French Living Lesson), dies at 66