March 26, 1966
Don your cape and hop into your Batmobile! September 17 marks the third annual Batman Day
. DC Comics started the celebration in 2014 for the 75th anniversary of the character's creation, but this year also carries a special significance—it's been 50 years since the premiere of ABC's Adam West-starring series.Batman
premiered January 12, 1966 and ran for three seasons, through March 14, 1968, and it's been in our hearts ever since. We combed the TV Guide Magazine archives
for some of our favorite photos and covers with the Caped Crusader for your enjoyment on this crime-fighting holiday.
Above, West packs a punch on the cover of TV Guide Magazine
's March 26, 1966 issue while looking spiffy in his Batsuit. Though the show only lasted two years, West continued to appear as and voice Batman throughout his career.