On this day: June 12

Published On: Jun 10 2013 12:49:58 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 12 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

Baseball sees its first perfect game, Anne Frank receives a diary for her birthday, civil rights leader Medgar Evers is assassinated, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" dominates the box office, and Nicole Brown Simpson is murdered, all on this day.

OTD June 12 - Raiders of the Lost Ark
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1981: The fantasy-adventure film "Raiders of the Lost Ark," directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as archaeologist Indiana Jones, premieres in theaters. The movie became the year's top-grossing film and remains one of the highest-grossing films ever made. It earned nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning four (Best Art Direction, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects) and spawned three sequels.

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