1965: DAYS OF OUR LIVES premiered on NBC.
1966: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Laura Hillyer confesses to the murder of Rick Oliver.
1976: Australian evening soap opera THE YOUNG DOCTORS premiered. It ran for 1,396 episodes until 1983.
1976: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Phoebe Jamison was killed in a car crash after being poisoned by Clay Jordan.
1999: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Vicky McKinnon was presumed dead in a plane crash.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Alfre Woodard (Betty, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 59
Courtney Thorne-Smith (ex-Allison, MELROSE PLACE) - 45
Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 43
Parker Posey (ex-Tess, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 42
Connie Fletcher (ex-Erin, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 28
Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210; ex-Mandi, GREEK) - 23
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