List of events which occurred on the 17th of August.
- Movie producer Sam Goldwyn is born.
- Civil Rights Movement leader Marcus Garvey is born.
- Actress Mae West is born.
- Captain Proton radio performer Evelyn Ankers is born. (DS9 short story: "Captain Proton and the Orb of Bajor")
- Actor Robert De Niro is born.
- According to rumors and reports, Khan Noonien Singh arranges the airplane crash that kills Pakistan leader Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq. (TOS - The Eugenics Wars novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1)
- Leonard McCoy's cousin David McCoy dies. (TOS novel: The Rift)
Calendar of publication and production
- The 50th installment of TOS comic: "Aberration on Abaris" is published in daily newspapers by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate.
- The 27th installment of TOS comic: "Quarantine" is published.
- The 31st installment of TOS comic: "The Nogura Regatta" is published.
- The 3rd installment of TOS comic: "The Retirement of Admiral Kirk" is published.
- TOS - Connection comic: "Part 2" is released by IDW Publishing.
- Graphic Novel Collection, Volume 17 is released by Eaglemoss Collections.
- VOY omnibus: Seven's Reckoning is published.
- PIC novel: Rogue Elements is published by Gallery Books.
- The second edition of Shipyards reference: Shipyards: Starfleet Ships 2294 - The Future is published.