On this day: May 23

POSTED: 10:26 AM PDT May 22, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 22, 2016 

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 - Scatman Crothers
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1910: Singer, actor, dancer and musician Scatman Crothers, best known for his roles in the 1970s sitcom "Chico and the Man" and the 1980 movie "The Shining," is born Benjamin Sherman Crothers in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was also a prolific voiceover artist, providing the voices of Meadowlark Lemon in the animated TV version of The Harlem Globetrotters, Autobot Jazz in "The Transformers" and the title character in the cartoon "Hong Kong Phooey." He died of pneumonia at age 76 on Nov. 22, 1986.


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