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May 23rd In Pop Culture History

1701 - Scottish-born sea captain William Kidd was hanged on the banks of the Thames after being found guilty of piracy and murder.

1911 - The New York Public Library was dedicated.

1920 - Joan of Arc was canonized by Pope Benedict XV.

1922 - Broadway Show - Abie's Irish Rose (Play) May 23, 1922

1934 - Bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were shot to death in stolen Ford Deluxe near Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

May 23, 1955 Birthday (fictional) John McClane, Die Hard, Film

1960 # 1 Hit May 23, 1960 - June 26, 1960: The Everly Brothers - Cathy's Clown

1960 (Tsunami) Caused by yesterday's earthquake off the coast of Chile, a tsunami travelled across the Pacific Ocean and killed 61 people in Hilo, Hawaii.

1994 - Star Trek: The Next Generation aired its final episode titled "All Good Things". It aired at 6pm rather than being part of the prime-time line-up

1995 - ABC's Full House came to an end.

1998 # 1 Hit May 23, 1998 - June 5, 1998: Mariah Carey - My All

2005 - Tom Cruise famously jumped around on Oprah Winfrey's couch, proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes

2007 - Jordin Sparks won America Idol season six

2012 - Phillip Phillips won American Idol season eleven

May 23rd Celebrity Birthdays

Learned At The Movies:

Jewel (1974)
Drew Carey (1958)
Karen Duffy (1961)
Joan Collins (1933)
Kelly Monaco (1976)
Douglas Fairbanks (1883 - 1939)
Mindi Abair (1969)

All grocery bags contain at least one stick of French Bread and...

... medieval peasants had perfect teeth.

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