Sept. 17, 2023

This Day in Halloween: Classic sitcom "Bewitched" -- starring Elizabeth Montgomery -- premieres on ABC in 1964. / Illustration by Blanca Dunwoody

Bewitched premieres on ABC in 1964. The TV series based on the films I Married a Witch and Bell, Book and Candle presents a powerful woman and allegorical takes on interracial marriage that helps make the show an instant hit. It runs for eight seasons and remains one of the most well-regarded and popularly syndicated sit-coms in TV history. The show inspires copycats, multiple spinoffs and a movie.