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 - Cleopatra
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20th Century Fox

1963: The drama "Cleopatra," starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison, and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, premieres in New York City. The movie was one of the most expensive ever made, at a budget of $44 million, but became the highest grossing film of 1963, earning $57.7 million at the box office. It was also nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Visual Effects.

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