On this date in...
1986: The 13th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were presented on NBC. THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS was named Outstanding Drama Series. Acting winners were David Canary, Erika Slezak, John Wesley Shipp, Leann Hunley, Michael E. Knight and Ellen Wheeler.
1999: "The All My Children Shoppe" kicked off on shopping channel QVC with a guest appearance by Susan Lucci.
2008: Soap opera legend Larry Haines, best known for his long-running role as Stu on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, died at age 89.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
David Hasselhoff (ex-Snapper, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 59
Richard Bekins (ex-Jamie, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-William, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Michael, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 57
Alexandra Wilson (ex-Josie, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-April, LOVING) - 43
Eric Winter (ex-Rex, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Eric, UNDRESSED; ex-Jason, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 35
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