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Today in Soap Opera History (July 31)

On this date in...

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat admitted to Mary that she had kissed Mike Bauer in the park before he left Bay City.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Logan questioned Emily about the night of the train crash.



1984: Charles Shaughnessy debuted as Shane Donovan in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.



1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva and Josh finished their fiery confrontation at the fountain when H.B. arrived and took Reva home.



1990: Cass and Frankie got married on ANOTHER WORLD.



1993: GUIDING LIGHT star Leonard Stabb (Hart Jessup) was injured in a hang gliding accident.

2008: Molly Burnett debuted as Melanie on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Don Murray (ex-Sid, KNOTS LANDING) - 83
Victor Mohica (ex-Felipe, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Dr. Borez, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-El Hombre, ex-Ghost of Stefan, DARK SHADOWS) - 79
Geoffrey Lewis (ex-Lucas, FALCON CREST; ex-Uncle Bill, DAWSON'S CREEK) - 77
Susan Flannery (Stephanie, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Leslie, DALLAS; ex-Laura, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 73
Lane Davies (Mackenzie, THE BAY; ex-Cameron, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Mason, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Evan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 62
Wally Kurth (Justin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Sam, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Ned, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 54
Jay Bontatibus (ex-Rob, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Andy, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Tony, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Russell, ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Dean Cain (ex-Rick, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 46
Annie Parisse (ex-Julia, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 37
Eric Lively (ex-Mark, THE L WORD) - 31

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1 comment:

  1. Cass and Frankie's 1990 wedding was so perfect. As soap weddings go it wasn't grand or glamorous but it was the most beautiful and intimate soap wedding I've ever seen. Stephen Schnetzer and Alice Barrett hit every nuance and were never better as one of Another World's most beloved couples ever.

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