On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 2013

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 15 civilians are killed by a Syrian warplane attack in Aleppo
  • 18 people are killed in conflict between Boko Harem and Nigerian military

Famous Deaths

  • John Hollander, American poet and literary critic, dies at 83