As martillo pointed out, we lost the great Gram Parsons on this day in 1973, and welcomed the wonderful Mama Cass Elliot into the world on this day in 1941.
History-wise - women's suffrage in New Zealand in 1893 (hurrah!), and in 1952 the United States barred Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England (boo!) plus lots of other shit about wars and stuff. Check it out for yourself.