March 17, 2023

This Day in Halloween: The pilot episode of crime solving, people helping millionaire "The Magician" premieres on ABC in 1973. / Illustration by Andrew Truong

The pilot episode of The Magician premieres on ABC in 1973. Bill Bixby stars as a successful magician who solves crimes and helps people. The series would officially debut in October and run only one season, but would go on to influence The X-Files and other shows.