On this day: June 20

Published On: Jun 18 2013 05:25:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

Lizzie Borden is acquitted of giving her mother "40 whacks," the U.S. Army Air Force is formed, the "red telephone" hotline is established, "Leave it to Beaver" airs its final episode, and "Jaws" has moviegoers reconsidering their beach vacations, all on this day.

OTD June 20 - Chinatown
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Paramount Pictures

1974: The neo-noir film "Chinatown," starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston, and directed by Roman Polanski, premieres in theaters. The movie would go on to earn 11 Academy Award nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, but won only for Robert Towne's screenplay. Polanski, Nicholson and Towne all won Golden Globes for the film, which also captured the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama.

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