On this date in...
1963: Frank and Doris Hursley's GENERAL HOSPITAL premiered on ABC. Read a flashback article on the first decade of stories in three parts here, here and here.
1963: Orin Tovrov's THE DOCTORS premiered on NBC.
1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel told Iris no one intended to tell Mac the real reason she married Robert.
1980: On GUIDING LIGHT, Roger Thorpe fell to his death in SANTO DOMINGO. You can buy this episode from SoapClassics on the first GL Classics DVD.
1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Julia told Mason he is the father of her baby.
1988: Eden and Cruz were finally married on SANTA BARBARA.
2009: CBS canceled GUIDING LIGHT. Sadly, We Love Soaps was first to break the news here.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jane Powell (ex-Rebecca, LOVING; ex-Lisa, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 83
Don Hastings (ex-Bob, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jack, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 78
Ali MacGraw (ex-Lady Ashley, DYNASTY) - 73
Denise Nickerson (ex-Amy, DARK SHADOWS) - 55
Jennifer Runyon (ex-Sally, ANOTHER WORLD) - 52
Traci Lind (ex-Pru, RYAN'S HOPE) - 46
Jessica Collins (Avery, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Dinah Lee, LOVING) - 41
Bryan Buffington (ex-Bill, GUIDING LIGHT) - 32
Matt Lanter (Liam, 90210) - 29
Josh Zuckerman (ex-Max, 90210; ex-Eddie, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 27
Jendra Jarnagin (Cinematographer, IN BETWEEN MEN)
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