Nov. 16, 2020

This Day in Halloween: Casper the Friendly Ghost appears for the first time in "The Friendly Ghost" in 1945. / Illustration by Justin Pakneshan.

The Friendly Ghost opens across the U.S. in 1945. The pre-movie cartoon short is the first to feature Casper The Friendly Ghost and also infamously includes a scene where Casper tries to kill himself.