1962: Ann Flood debuted on THE EDGE OF NIGHT in the role of Nancy Pollock.
1963: Actor Francesco Quinn (ex-Tomas, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) was born. Sadly he died last year suddenly at age 48.
1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Missy agreed to marry Bill in June after they both agreed they each could love only the other.
1967: Dennis Patrick debuted on DARK SHADOWS as Jason McGuire.
1990: John O'Hurley made his first appearance on SANTA BARBARA taking over the role of Stephen Slade.
2005: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Emily held the men beating up Sam at gunpoint then flashed back to her rape.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Linden Chiles (ex-Edward, SANTA BARBARA) - 79
Veleka Gray (ex-Lyla, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Sharon/Ruby, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Mia, LOVE OF LIFE; ex-Vicki, SOMERSET; ex-Susan, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE; ex-Laura, LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING) - 65
Dax Griffin (Wade, ONE TREE HILL; ex-Tim, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Shane, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Justin, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 40
James Wolk (ex-Bob/Robert, LONE STAR; ex-Sailor, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 27
Tania Raymonde (Sonia, 90210; ex-Alex, LOST) - 24
Mick Hazen (ex-Parker, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jason, GUIDING LIGHT) - 19
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