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 - Tommy
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1969: The Who's rock opera album "Tommy," which tells the story of a "deaf, dumb and blind kid" who becomes a "pinball wizard," is released. The double album would sell more than 20 million copies worldwide and peak at No. 4 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.


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