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Today in Soap Opera History (August 18)

On this date in...

1987: On RYAN'S HOPE, John and Lizzie tried to get married, but Ben "kidnapped" the bride before she could walk down the aisle.

1988: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Hank Elliot revealed to Iva that he was gay becoming the first out gay male character in daytime soap opera history.

1997: Alan and Monica celebrated their anniversary on GENERAL HOSPITAL. "I haven't tried to kill you in 15 years," joked Alan. "That's cause for celebration."



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Maureen Garrett (ex-Holly, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-EJ, RYAN'S HOPE) - 64
Taylor Miller (ex-Nina, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Sally, ANOTHER WORLD) - 58
Craig Bierko (Andy, LEAP YEAR; ex-Greg, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 48
Christian Slater (ex-DJ, RYAN'S HOPE) - 43
Daphnee Duplaix (ex-Rachel, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Valerie, PASSIONS) - 36
Brian Presley (ex-Jack, PORT CHARLES) - 35
Josh Folan (ex-Josh, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 31

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to editor@welovesoaps.com.

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