This Day in Halloween: "It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" premieres on CBS in 1966. / Illustration by Allison Jimenez
It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown premieres on CBS in 1966. The third animated special based on Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts characters and the first to feature a Halloween theme. The hour-long film is later nominated for an Emmy and is often considered Vince Guaraldi’s best score.