On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1953

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Judith Regan, American book publisher, born in Massachusetts
  • Kevin Rowlands, British rock vocalist (Dexy's Midnight Runners-Come on Eileen), born in Wednesfield, England
  • Robert Thirsk, Canadian, astronaut (STS 78), born in New Westminster, British Columbia

Famous Deaths

  • Bannister Fletcher, English architect and architectural historian (A History of Architecture), dies at 87
  • Johannes Tielrooy, Dutch literary professor (French Living Lesson), dies at 66
1953 Highlights

About August 17, 1953

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 67 years, 3 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo