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Today in Soap Opera History (January 13)

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Capt. Marceau took both a stunned McGinnis and Lowrey in for questioning.

1969: Joel Crothers aired for the final time on DARK SHADOWS.

1978: ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GENERAL HOSPITAL each expanded to 60-minutes per day.

1988: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Cricket introduced Phillip to her mother, Jessica Blair.



1989: RYAN'S HOPE aired its final episode, another Friday the 13th ending on ABC Daytime. Watch the final scene, Maeve singing "Danny Boy," below:



1992: ANOTHER WORLD aired its 7,000th episode.

2012: ONE LIFE TO LIVE aired its final episode on ABC.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
James Carroll Jordan (ex-Steve, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 62
Sharon Gabet (ex-Raven, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Brittany, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Melinda, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 60
Trace Adkins (Himself, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 50
Patrick Dempsey (Derek, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 46
Shonda Rhimes (Creator, GREYS ANATOMY, PRIVATE PRACTICE, SCANDAL) - 42
Terry Stone (ex-Mick, EASTENDERS) - 41
Brianne Moncrief (Samantha, GOTHAM; ex-Colby, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 29
Liam Hemsworth (ex-Josh, NEIGHBOURS) - 22

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to editor@welovesoaps.com.

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