On this date in...
1967: Irna Phillips' soap LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING premiered on CBS.
1968: On PEYTON PLACE, a confused Tom (Robert Hogan) has turned home. Watch below.
1989: Irish soap opera FAIR CITY premiered.
2009: GUIDING LIGHT aired its final episode after 72 years on radio and television.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
David Forsyth (ex-John, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-TJ, TEXAS, ex-Hogan, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Jim, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 64
Beth Grant (ex-Sissy, SORDID LIVES) - 52
James Gandolfini (ex-Tony, THE SOPRANOS) - 50
Aisha Tyler (Lana, ARCHER) - 41
Travis Schuldt (ex-Ethan, Passions) - 37
Alison Lohman (ex-Lily, PASADENA) - 32
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