6/20/1975: The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time

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Jaws is released

The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as “summer blockbusters”. Directed by Steven Spielberg the film won three Academy Awards. Jaws was the highest-grossing film of all time until Star Wars, which debuted two years later.