|1984: Guiding Light's Reva Shayne declared herself "The|
Slut of Springfield" in the country cub fountain after getting
fed up with Josh's mistreatment of her.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
"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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1957: NBC Radio aired the final episode of Hilltop House. The show had run on and off since November 1, 1937.
1968: On Dark Shadows, after trying and failing to kill Barnabas (Jonathan Frid), Cassandra (Lara Parker) continued to age rapidly, thanks to Nicholas.
|1984: Daytime soap opera Santa Barbara premiered on NBC.|