On this date in...
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, CC (then Charles Bateman)'s aneurysm burst and he fell into a coma while Gina (then Linda Gibboney) was moving their divorce papers further and further out of his reach so he couldn't sign them.
1991: The book "Women and Soap Opera: A Study of Prime Time Soaps" by Christine Geraghty was released.
1993: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo and Billie arranged to meet the hit man.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Millee Taggert (Soap Writer; ex-Janet, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Millie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Geri, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 71
Mark Harmon (ex-Fielding, FLAMINGO ROAD) - 60
Linda Purl (ex-Claire, PORT CHARLES; ex-Betsy, BEACON HILL) - 56
Tuc Watkins (Bob, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; David, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Pierce, GENERAL HOPSITAL; ex-Reggie, SANTA BARBARA) - 45
Salma Hayek (ex-Sofia, UGLY BETTY; ex-Juana, EL VUELO DEL AGUILA) - 45
Cynthia Watros (ex-Annie, GUIDING LIGHT; temp-Vicky, ANOTHER WORLD) - 43
Erin Hershey (ex-Alison, PORT CHARLES) - 35
Allison Miller (ex-Teen Tracy, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 26
Yani Gellman (Rafe, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; Garrett, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; ex-Pete, GREEK) - 26
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Thanks, Ryan, for today's SANTA BARBARA clip!