Today in Soap Opera History (December 15)

1966: David found Victoria on Dark Shadows but left
without helping her. 1982: Holly's preliminary hearing got
underway on GH. 1988: GL's Ben wanted to know if "Aunt Mo" was
his new mommy. 1999: AMC's Alex had big news for David.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"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.

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1964: On Another World, on the night before Pat Matthews' (Susan Trustman) murder trial was to begin, she still refused to take the truth serum despite a last-minute plea from her father, Jim (Shepperd Strudwick).

1966: On Dark Shadows, David Collins (David Henesy) discovered Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) in the secret room but was afraid he might get into trouble so he ran away and left her there still tied up.

1967: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) revealed to his wife, Maggie (Bethel Leslie), that the hospital board requested he use the morals clause in Althea's contract to terminate her employment.

Today in Soap Opera History (December 14)

1967: Dark Shadows' Barnabas faced off with Jeremiah.
1979: ATWT's Bob and Lisa made Christmas Eve plans.
1979: EON's Deborah was kidnapped. 2000: Vicky McKinnon
appeared as a ghost during a séance on ATWT.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"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...

1949: On radio soap opera The Guiding Light, Mama Bauer (Adelaide Klein) died.

1967: On Dark Shadows, in a duel, Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) shot his uncle, Jeremiah (Anthony George).

1979: On As the World Turns, Dr. Bob Hughes (Don Hastings) made a Christmas Eve date with his ex-wife, Lisa Shea Colman (Eileen Fulton).

Today in Soap Opera History (December 13)

1954: Radio soap The Road of Life made its TV debut.
1979: General Hospital's Monica gave birth to AJ.  1991: All 
My Children's Adam and Erica married for the second time.
2010: One Life to Live's Natalie accepted John's proposal.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"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...

1954: Procter & Gamble's popular radio soap opera The Road of Life, created by Irna Phillips in 1937, made its television debut on CBS in the 1:15-1:30 p.m. ET time slot.

Because many CBS affiliates chose to run local news and talk shows during this time, the program never achieved the popularity it might have and aired its last TV episode on July 1, 1955. The radio version of the show continued into the 1959 season when the golden age of the radio soap opera began to wind down.

Today in Soap Opera History (December 12)

1967: The Doctors' Matt was annoyed to find Nick and John
arguing again. 1986: Ryan's Hope's& Rick wanted more time with
Ryan. 1995: One Life to Live's Viki remembered Tori killed
Victor. 2003: As the World Turns' Rose D'Angelo died.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"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...

1957: On The Edge of Night, Ed Parmalee (Les Damon) confessed his guilt to Mike Karr (John Larkin) about stabbing Bruce Thompson in the back.

1967: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) interrupted the latest heated argument between Dr. Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon) and Dr. John Rice (Terry Kiser).

1970: Actress Carolyn Craig, who played Cynthia Allison in General Hospital, died at age 36. Her death was attributed to a gunshot wound, and a possible suicide, but little is known about exactly what happened.

1972: Mike Hammett debuted as Dennis Carrington in Another World.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees Include Allison Janney, James Franco, Kevin Bacon, Christian Slater & David Harbour

The movie awards season is officially underway. The 2018 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, presented by Kristen Bell, Garrett Hedlund, Alfre Woodard, and Sharon Stone.

A number of former daytime soap opera actors were nominated, including Kevin Bacon, Susan Sarandon, David Harbour, Christian Slater, James Franco and Allison Janney.

The Golden Globes will take place on January 7, and will be hosted by Seth Meyers.

Check out the complete list of nominations below.

Best Television Series: Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Best Television Series: Comedy
Black-ish
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Master of None
SMILF
Will & Grace

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Big Little Lies
Fargo
Feud: Bette and Joan
The Sinner
Top of the Lake: China Girl

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series: Drama
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Today in Soap Opera History (December 11)

1968: Susan Seaforth debuted on Days of our Lives as Julie.
1979: ATWT's Lisa faced off with Hester at The Willows.
1995: Another World's Donna sang to a suspicious Matt.
1998: Brooke's Bedroom made it's debut on B&B.
"History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins

"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...

1957: On The Edge of Night, Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliott) won the election by a landslide.

1968: Susan Seaforth (Hayes) debuted as Julie Olson in Days of our Lives. She has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on the soap. Check out our 2010 in-depth interview with Mrs. Hayes and her husband and Days co-star, Bill Hayes.