June 11, 1986 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” released; features 1961 Ferrari

June 11, 1986 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” released; features 1961 Ferrari

The hit John Hughes-directed teen comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” released on this day in 1986, stars a young Matthew Broderick as a popular high school student in suburban Illinois who fakes an illness in order to score a day off from school, then leads his best friend and his girlfriend on a whirlwind day through Chicago.

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April 30, 1912 – Universal founded

April 30, 1912 – Universal founded

On this day in 1912, Carl Laemmle merges his movie studio, the Independent Motion Picture Company (IMP), with several others, creating Hollywood’s first major studio, Universal.

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July 3, 1988 – “Back to the Future” released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

July 3, 1988 – “Back to the Future” released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

On this day in 1985, the blockbuster action-comedy “Back to the Future”–in which John DeLorean’s iconic concept car is memorably transformed into a time-travel device–is released in theaters across the United States.

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