1983 - Interior Secretary James Watt banned the Beach Boys from the 4th of July celebration on the Washington Mall, saying rock 'n' roll bands attract the "wrong element."
And happy birthdays to:
70 - Merle Haggard - Country musician
70 - Billy Dee Williams - Actor
42 - Frank Black - Rock musician (The Pixies)
32 - Zach Braff - Actor-writer ("Scrubs")
All of whom are cooler than any Reagan Cabinet member.