1995: UK soap opera HOLLYOAKS premiered.
2006: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, word spread around Oakdale that Hal Munson had died.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Warren Burton (ex-Jason, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Phillip, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Warren, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Eddie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 67
Brooke Theiss (ex-Leslie, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 42
Ryan Reynolds (ex-Billy, FIFTEEN) - 35
Sarah Laine (ex-Sarah, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Gretchen, UNDRESSED) - 29
Jessica Dunphy (ex-Alison, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 27
Jessica Stroup (Silver, 90210) - 25
Taylor Spreitler (ex-Mia, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 18
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