QWIKI: May 23: This Day In History

By Dan Kloeffler

May 23, 2012 9:23am

Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch, Mother Theresa and Frank Sinatra both received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and Nylon came into our lives. It was This Day In History, May 23.

What else happened?

Back in 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas law officers in Louisiana. The well-known outlaws, along with their gang, traveled the United States during The Great Depression and committed a series of robberies that left police officers and civilians dead.

In 1995, The Murrah Federal Building was leveled, five weeks after the bombing in Oklahoma City. It brought closure for some families, while opening new wounds for others. Bomber Timothy McVeigh was tried and executed for the crime that left 168 people dead.

Voters in Northern Ireland passed The Belfast Agreement on this day, back in 1998. A major political development in the peace process, these series of provisions touched on human rights, respect for Northern Ireland’s traditions, and the release of paramilitary members.

Pop culture alert. It’s time to blow out the candles for these celebrities…

Jewel is taking a birthday break, looking for someone to save her soul.

Comedian and “Price Is Right” host Drew Carey gets an extra Plinko chip for his big day.

And what do you get Alexis Carrington? How about a Joan Collins romance novel. The star is celebrating her day, today, May 23.

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