1979: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jamie told Rachel he never wanted to see her again.
1980: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Tom and Alice celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and the Hortons sang their favorite song, "Always." John Lupton returned as Tommy Horton for the occasion. (Note: "Always" was also Chris and Nancy's song on AS THE WORLD TURNS, sang famously at their 50th anniversary as well in 1986.)
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, the train taking Draper to prison derails.
1983: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, an argument with her father-in-law turns violent for Liza.
1986: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Craig hoped to convince Betsy to work for him. Lily offered to help Lucinda patch things up with Sierra.
1989: Leigh McCloskey debuted as Ethan Asher on SANTA BARBARA.
1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nina shot David (five times!).
1995: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Asa told Cord that Blair would never change.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Mark Pinter (ex-Thomas, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Roger, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Brian, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Grant, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Mark, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Tom, LOVE OF LIFE) - 62
Bryan Cranston (ex-Doug, LOVING) - 56
Mary Beth Evans (Sara, THE BAY/PRETTY; Kayla, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Katherine, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Dakota, RITUALS) - 51
Bill Brochtrup (ex-Hank, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 49
Jennifer Roszell (ex-Eleni, GUIDING LIGHT) - 46
Jennifer Hammon (ex-Karen, PORT CHARLES/GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 39
Darryl Stephens (ex-Rudy, UNDRESSED) - 38
Chrystee Pharris (ex-Simone, PASSIONS; ex-Katie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 36
Jessica Jimenez (ex-Catalina, GUIDING LIGHT) - 30
Aarón Díaz (Antonio, EL TALISMAN; ex-Miguel, PAN AM; ex-Mariano, TERESA) - 30
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