On this date in...
1966: Edward Mallory debuted as Bill Horton on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1976: Deidre Hall debuted as Marlena Evans on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Mickey Horton was in a sanitarium and Marlena was the psychiatrist that treated him.
1993: DAYS OF OUR LIVES debuted a new opening sequence.
2009: AS THE WORLD TURNS began using a title card instead of a full opening theme. The show would continue with this until its final episode.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Mariette Hartley (ex-Claire, PEYTON PLACE; ex-Mary, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 71
Meredith Baxter (Kathryn's Mother, SWITCHED AT BIRTH) - 64
Michael Gross (ex-River, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 64
Leigh McCloskey (ex-Damian, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Kurt, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Mitch, DALLAS; ex-Drake, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Zach, SANTA BARBARA) - 56
Blake Gibbons (Coleman, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 51
Doug Savant (Tom, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Matt, MELROSE PLACE) - 47
Carrie Preston (Arlene, TRUE BLOOD) - 44
Maggie Siff (ex-Rachel, MAD MEN) - 37
Tom Chroust (Writer, ALL THAT MATTERS aka Alles was zählt) - 34
Erica Durance (ex-Lois, SMALLVILLE) - 33
Chris Pratt (ex-Ché, THE O.C.) - 32