On this day: June 20

Published On: Jun 18 2013 05:25:54 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 20 2016 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 - The Blues Brothers
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1980: The musical comedy film "The Blues Brothers," starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, opens in theaters. The movie, based off characters the duo originated on "Saturday Night Live," also features musical numbers by R&B, soul and blues singers James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker. Dogged by delays and budget overruns, it defied expectations to earn just under $5 million in its opening weekend and went on to gross $115.2 million in theaters worldwide.

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