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 - Henrik Ibsen
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1906: Henrik Ibsen, the Norwegian author whose major works include the plays "Peer Gynt," "A Doll's House," "Ghosts," "Hedda Gabler," "The Wild Duck" and "Rosmersholm," dies at the age of 78 in what is now Oslo, Norway. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare and "A Doll's House" is often cited as the world's most performed play.


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