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 - Ken Jennings
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1974: Computer scientist and game show contestant Ken Jennings is born in Edmonds, Washington. Jennings is best known for holding the record for the longest winning streak on the game show "Jeopardy!" and as being the all-time leading money winner on American game shows. In 2004, Jennings won 74 "Jeopardy!" games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on the show added up to more than $3.1 million, to which he later added another $600,000 won on other game shows, including "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"


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