August 17, 1953 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Judith Regan, American book publisher
  • Robert Brent Thirsk, BC Canada, astronaut (STS 78)

Deaths in History

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