Today in Soap Opera History (May 30)

1995: The exorcism of Days of our Lives' Marlena began.
1997: General Hospital's Monica wanted to shoot Pierce.
2001: All My Children's Anna heard her daughter's voice.
2006: Days of our Lives' Sami met EJ DiMera.
"History never looks like history when you are living through it."
― John W. Gardner

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1938: Radio soap opera Joyce Jordan, M.D. debuted on the Mutual Network. Elspeth Eric was the original actress to play Joyce, who worked at Heights Hospital. Other cast members during the show's run included Bill Johnstone and Agnes Moorehead. Note: Three decades later Elspeth Eric appeared on The Secret Storm then joined the Another World writing team from 1969 to 1971.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (June 1-5, 2015)

"You are my daughter!" Delia tells Denise.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers below to find out what's happening on General Hospital during the week of June 1st.

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Monday, June 1
Ric (Rick Hearst) plots with Madeline Reeves (Donna Mills); a gentle moment passes between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Sloane (Grayson McCouch); Luke (Anthony Geary) comes back to Port Charles; "Denise" (Maura West) denies that she is Delia's (Ilene Kristen) daughter.

'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (June 1-5, 2015)

Eve and Jennifer get into a heated argument, which turns physical.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on Days of our Lives during the week of June 1st.

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Monday, June 1
Melanie's (Molly Burnett) sacrifice stuns Brady (Eric Martsolf); Eve (Kassie DePaiva) and Jennifer's (Melissa Reeves) argument turns physical; While trying to work on their marriage, Will (Guy Wilson) asks Sonny (Freddie Smith) a tough question; Marlena (Deidre Hall) gives Paul (Christopher Sean) some friendly advice.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (June 1-5, 2015)

Marisa (Sofia Pernas) finds Jack but believes he is Marco.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Young and the Restless during the week of June 1st.

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Monday, June 1
Jack (Peter Bergman) meets with a mysterious stranger, Marisa (Sofia Pernas), who recognizes him as Marco; Sharon (Sharon Case) is forced to defend herself; Adam's (Justin Hartley) behavior causes Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) to worry.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (June 1-5, 2015)

Eric is not happy with Ridge's plan to take over as CEO.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of June 1st.

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Monday, June 1
Eric (John McCook) is unhappy about Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Steffy's (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) plan to overthrow Rick (Jacob Young) as CEO of Forrester Creations; Eric tells Ridge he wishes Ridge was more like Stephanie; Rick gets a chance to tell Maya (Karla Mosley) how he feels; Katie (Heather Tom) is still unhappy with Bill (Don Diamont).

Soap of the Week Poll (May 25-29, 2015)


Our new Soap of the Week reader poll is live. Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. Last week, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the 16th week in a row. Days of our Lives' Drake Hogestyn (John) and Deidre Hall (Marlena) were favorite actor and actress, and Days' John & Marlena were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. ET.



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