Nov. 8, 2021

This Day in Halloween: "Magic" starring Anthony Hopkins opens in the U.S. in 1978. / Illustration by Melissa Kim

Magic opens in the U.S. in 1978. Directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margaret and Burgess Meredith, the horror thriller earns Hopkins Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations and writer William Goldman an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.