1960: Richard Biggs (Marcus, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Clayton, GUIDING LIGHT) was born. He died at age 44 in 2004.
1977: On ANOTHER WORLD, Liz was upset when Alice and Pat accused her of being instrumental in Russ and Sharlene's breakup.
1978: Actress Peggy Wood died at age 86. She played Dr. Kate Nolan on ONE LIFE TO LIVE and Marcella Higgins on THE DOCTORS AND THE NURSES.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Molly tried to get Emily to have Draper taken to a hospital.
1985: Australian soap NEIGHBOURS premiered.
2002: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, when Sally heard that not only had Stephanie and Ridge left Eric but they left the hospital with Massimo, Sally slapped him in the face. She accused Massimo of using her and pretending to care so she wouldn't reveal his secret. She warned him that he's going to pay dearly.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Kevin Dobson (ex-Mickey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Harrision, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Devin, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Mack, KNOTS LANDING) - 69
Thomas Ian Griffith (ex-Catlin, ANOTHER WORLD) - 50
Vanessa Williams (Renee, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Wilhelmina, UGLY BETTY) - 49
Queen Latifah (Sharon, SINGLE LADIES) - 42
Vanessa Lee Evigan (ex-Brittany, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 31
Cornelius Smith Jr. (ex-Frankie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 30
Kyle Downes (ex-Aaron, THE L WORD) - 29
Lily Collins (ex-Phoebe, 90210) - 23
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