On this day: May 23

Posted: 1:26 PM EDT May 22, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 23, 2015

Joan of Arc is captured in battle, Bonnie and Clyde die in a hail of bullets, "The Shining" hits theaters, golf legend Sam Snead passes away, and Tom Cruise abuses Oprah's couch, all on this day.

OTD May 23 - Adam Lambert
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2012: Singer Adam Lambert becomes the first openly gay artist to claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, with his second album "Trespassing" debuting atop the chart.


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  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1985

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    "The Jazz Singer" heralds the arrival of "talkies," the Cubs get cursed by a goat, Anwar Sadat is assassinated, and Elizabeth Taylor gets married for an eighth and final time, all on this day.