Today in Soap Opera History (August 24)

On this date in...

1948: On radio soap opera CLAUDIA, Claudia attended a baseball game.

1977: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mac (Douglass Watson) listened in through the intercom as Dave (David Ackroyd) told Pat (Beverly Penberthy) he had always been in love with Rachel. Mac shut off the intercom before Dave told her that Rachel still loved Mac.  Dave left Bay City to live in Boston on the next episode.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Sarah and Raven fought over Elliott.



1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Cruz told Eden they belonged together.


1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Shannon lost her baby.



1997: Actor Stanley Grover died at age 71.  Grover had roles in SOMERSET, DARK SHADOWS, THE EDGE OF NIGHT and THE BEST OF EVERYTHING.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Anne Archer (ex-Cassandra, FALCON CREST) - 65
Ray Laska (ex-Russ, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Boris, SPYDER GAMES; ex-Harvey, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 63
Nicholas Walker (ex-Trey, CAPITOL; ex-Max, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Frank, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Jason, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Brad, THE DOCGTORS) - 52
Marlee Matlin (Melody, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Jodi, THE L WORD; ex-Joey, THE WEST WING; ex-Alisa, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 47
Jennifer Lien (ex-Hannah, ANOTHER WORLD) - 38
Beth Riesgraf (ex-Loretta, UNDRESSED) - 34
Chad Michael Murray (ex-Lucas, ONE TREE HILL; ex-Dan, UNDRESSED) - 31
Blake Berris (Nick, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 28

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