1963: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Emory drew closer to realizing his murderous plan.
1979: KNOTS LANDING, a spin-off of DALLAS which was actually created before DALLAS, premiered on CBS. The show was more episodic in the first season then it became a serial lovers dream for the rest of its run. FYI: Joan Van Ark is nominated for an Indie Soap Award this year!
1983: On RYAN'S HOPE, Johnny was fighting mad!
1999: On GUIDING LIGHT, Danny gave Michelle a special Christmas gift.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Agnes Nixon (Legendary soap opera writer) - 84
Barbara Crampton (ex-Leanna, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Leslie, SPYDER GAMES; ex-Maggie, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Mindy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Trista, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 53
Eva La Rue (ex-Marie, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Margot, SANTA BARBARA) - 45
Emilie de Ravin (ex-Claire, LOST) - 30
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