Today in Soap Opera History (February 27)

On this date in...

1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel (Robin Strasser) tried to cover her tracks with Jim.

1973: On THE GUIDING LIGHT, Ed eulogized Papa Bauer.

1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, having terrible abdominal pains, Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) called Iris and begged to speak with Mac. Iris refused at first and then Rachel collapsed followed by one of Iris's famous lines:"Rachel? Oh, really, Rachel... that girl has no manners."

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven (Sharon Gabet) showed up at Draper's murder trial as a way of getting back into April's life.

2001: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Ben tried to comfort Skye who was upset after learning she was Rae Cummings daughter.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Tracey Ross (ex-Eve, PASSIONS; ex-Diana, RYAN'S HOPE) - 53
Grant Show (ex-Archer, PRIVATE PRACTICE; ex-Tom, SWINGTOWN; ex-Jake, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Rick, RYAN'S HOPE) - 50
David Gail (ex-Joe, PORT CHARLES; ex-Dean, SAVANNAH; ex-Stuart, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 47
Brandon Beemer (Owen, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Shawn, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Lucas, UNDRESSED; ex-Seth, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 32
Kate Mara (Hayden, AMERICAN HORROR STORY; ex-Katie, JACK & BOBBY) - 29
Nick Mathews (Dalton, IN BETWEEN MEN)

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