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On this day: May 23

POSTED: 10:26 AM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 22, 2013 

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 - Owen Hart
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1999: Professional wrestler Owen Hart, 34, falls to his death from the rafters of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo., during the WWF's "Over the Edge" pay-per-view event. He was using a harness and a grapple line to enter the ring when he suddenly fell 78 feet, landing on the top rope and then being thrown into the ring. He later died of internal bleeding from blunt force trauma at the Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Hart was a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, one-time WWF European Champion and four-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, and a member of the Hart wrestling family of Canada.

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