This day in history: May 23

This day in history: May 23

(WTVM) - Each of the events below occurred on the same day in history, May 23.

1701: Captain William Kidd is convicted of piracy and murder and is hanged in London, England. 

1788: South Carolina becomes the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1928: Singer and actress Rosemary Clooney is born in Maysville, Kentucky. 

1933: Actress Joan Collins is born in London, England. 

1934: Police ambush bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, killing both in Beinville Parish, Louisiana. 

2015: Actress and comedian Anne Meara dies in Manhattan, New York at age 85.

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