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.
1945: Best-selling suspense thriller novelist Dean Koontz is born in Everett, Pennsylvania. Some of his more well known books include "Demon Seed," "Watchers," "Hideaway," "Intensity" and "Phantoms."
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