1937: Jackie Ormes, the first African American female cartoonist created her earliest cartoon. It was an action, romance, and soap opera comic featuring a Black heroine named Torchy Brown.
1939: Radio soap opera LOS JASMINES DEL '80 debuted in Argentina.
1968: On DARK SHADOWS, Joe ordered Willie to stay away from Maggie.
1972: Susan Sarandon debuted as Sarah Fairbanks on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW.
1973: The character of Mackenzie Cory debuted on ANOTHER WORLD. Mac was played for the first year by Robert Emhardt and then by Douglass Watson (see below).
1989: Soap veteran actor Douglass Watson, best known as Mackenzie Cory from ANOTHER WORLD, died at age 68. He won two Daytime Emmys for the role.
1992: Roberta Flack performed at Hamp and Gilly's wedding reception on GUIDING LIGHT.
2004: PASSIONS co-stars Lindsay Korman and Justin Harley marry in real life. Lindsay later starred on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and ALL MY CHILDREN.
2010: Legendary actress Helen Wagner passed away at age 91 after 54 years on AS THE WORLD TURNS.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Judy Collins (ex-Judith, THE DOCTORS) - 74
Stephen Macht (ex-Trevor, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Joe, KNOTS LANDING) -70
Joanna Lumley (ex-Elaine, CORONATION STREET) - 66
Chris Henry Coffey (Connor, DOWNSIZED; ex-Rex, GUIDING LIGHT) - 41
Julie Benz (ex-Robin, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 40
Bailey Chase (ex-Chris, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 40
Darius McCrary (ex-Malcolm, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 36
Ben Easter (ex-Carl, UNDRESSED) - 33
Farah Fath (ex-Gigi, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Mimi, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 28