A president dies, new nations are born, the MLB All-Star Game goes indoors, and a jam band performs for the last time, all on this day.
1956: Actor Tom Hanks, an Oscar-winner for his roles in "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," is born in Concord, Calif. Hanks is also known for movies such as "Splash," "Bachelor Party," "Big," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Apollo 13," "Saving Private Ryan," "Cast Away" and the "Toy Story" films.
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