Today in Soap Opera History (August 2)

On this date in...

1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mac complimented Rachel's latest sketches.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Louise (Evalyn Baron) managed to get Steve out of the house setting the stage for her to kill Paige (Margaret Colin).



1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Darcy (Robin Johnson) took Rick (Michael O'Leary) hostage at gun point to take care of an injured Lujack. Of Johnson, who is now retired from acting, Courtney Love once said, "I swear to God I've never seen an actress like this. She's Mick Jagger plus Marilyn Monroe."



1984: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson appeared and sang.



1991: Deidre Hall returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Marlena after a four year absence.

1994: Wayne Nothrup made his final appearance as Roman Brady on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.  He would return to the show later to play a new character, Alex North.



2002: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Sharon and Nick promised to never lose sight of their love for each other again.

2004: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Oscar told Amber to stay away from Thomas.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Francine L. Trevens (former soap journalist) - 80
Joanna Cassidy (ex-Katherine, FALCON CREST; ex-Sally, DALLAS) - 67
Lisa Brown (Director, GOTHAM; ex-Nola, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Iva, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Carolyn, LOVING) - 58
Anthony Crivello (ex-Johnny, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 57
Mary-Louise Parker (ex-RYAN'S HOPE) - 48
Kathryn Neville Browne (Sandra, EMPIRE)
Kevin Smith (Himself, DEGRASSI) - 42
Adam Mayfield (ex-Scott, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 36
Nadia Bjorlin (Lara, VENICE; ex-Chloe, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 32
Danica Stewart (ex-Jessica, PASSIONS; ex-Maxie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 29

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