Today in Soap Opera History (July 22)

On this date in...

1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat flashed back to her days in Bedfordtown.

1968: Percy Rodriguez debuted on PEYTON PLACE as Dr. Harry Miles.

1988: On SANTA BARBARA, Eden found Tori's number at the clinic, but when Cruz called it turned out to be a drug rehab facility.



1988: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Steve and Kayla's wedding began.



2000: Eric Christmas, who played Father Francis during Marlena's devil possession storyline in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, died at age 84.  Watch a clip of Mr. Christmas in DAYS below:



2002: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Barbara Ryan stood trial for kidnapping Carly, Rose and Emily, and had a terrible dream featuring her evil ex, James Stenbeck. You can buy this entire episode at soapclassics.com



2008: The second season of GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT premiered.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jennifer Bassey (ex-Marian, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Abby, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Dorothy, SOMERSET; ex-Jennifer, LOVE OF LIFE) - 70
Danny Glover (ex-Isaac, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 66
Joanna Going (ex-Lisa, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Evie, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Victoria, DARK SHADOWS) - 49
Rob Estes (ex-Harry, 90210; ex-Kyle, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Glenn, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 49
Terrell Tilford (Sean, SINGLE LADIES; ex-Greg, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Bob, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-David, GUIDING LIGHT) - 43
Keegan Allen (Toby, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) - 23
Camila Banus (Gabi, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 22
Christopher Tavani (ex-Luke, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 19

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