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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 - Kit Carson
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Library of Congress

1868: American frontiersman and Indian fighter Kit Carson, whose actions during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War made him the hero of many dime novels of the time, dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at the age of 58 in Fort Lyon, Colo.

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