1921: Actor Ed Kemmer, who would play Dick Martin for many years on AS THE WORLD TURNS, was born. He also had roles on SOMERSET, THE CLEAR HORIZON, THE EDGE OF NIGHT, and RYAN'S HOPE. He died in 2004 at the age of 83.
1984: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Roman and Marlena's twins, Eric Roman and Samantha Gene (Sami), were born.
2001: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Viki received confirmation Natalie was her daughter.
2006: On GUIDING LIGHT, Olivia revealed to Buzz that she had been raped.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Tava Smiley (ex-Chloe, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 40
Joy Bryant (Jasmine, PARENTHOOD) - 35
Desmond Harrington (Jack, GOSSIP GIRL) - 35
Habib Azar (Director, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 32
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