1961: CBS daytime soap opera FULL CIRCLE aired its final episode. Watch the show's opening below.
1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Ada and Gil came to comfort Rachel, and Iris came to blame her for Mac's horse riding accident.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper deals with the aftermath of the train crash.
1994: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Sami clashed with Marlena.
1995: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Todd called a confused Blair.
1997: BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER premiered.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Richard Gant (ex-Russell, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT) - 68
Shannon Tweed (ex-Savannah, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Diana, FALCON CREST) - 55
Ariane Munker (ex-Marianne, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Melinda, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Kim, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Christie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Amanda, RYAN'S HOPE) - 52
Jasmine Guy (Sheila, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 50
Maria Arena Bell (Executive Producer/Head Writer, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 49
Jon Hamm (Don, MAD MEN) - 41
Kathy Brier (ex-Marcie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 37
Jeff Branson (Ronan, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Shayne, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Jonathan, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 35
Bree Turner (ex-Tina, UNDRESSED) - 35
Jay Wilkinson (ex-Riley, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 34
Ben Crowley (ex-Leo, UNDRESSED) - 32
Olivia Wilde (ex-Jewel, SKIN; ex-Alex, THE O.C.) - 28
Erika Schaefer (ex-Lexi, FASHION HOUSE) - 28
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