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Today in Soap Opera History (August 30)

On this date in...

1968: On DARK SHADOWS, Barnabas and Willie went to the crypt where Jennings kept his coffin, but when Barnabas opened the coffin, it was empty. Jennings arrived and tried to bite him.

1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat wondered if Robert was interested in Lenore.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve and Paige faced gunshots.



1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Lydia Bruce subbed for Beverlee McKinsey as Alexandra in GUIDING LIGHT.



1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Craig broke up a fight between Caleb and Holden.

1990: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Bo and Carly danced to "One Dream."



2004: GENERAL HOSPITAL debuted a new opening sequence.

2009: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were held in Los Angeles, televised on The CW. Acting winners were Susan Haskell, Christian LeBlanc, Jeff Branson, Vincent Irizarry, Tamara Braun, Darin Brooks and Julie Marie Berman. THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL won as Outstanding Drama Series, GENERAL HOSPITAL for Writing and ONE LIFE TO LIVE for Directing.

2010: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Nancy Hughes died in her sleep.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Warren Buffett (ALL MY CHILDREN guest star) - 82
Elizabeth Ashley (ex-Emma, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Madge, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 72
Peggy Lipton (ex-Norma, TWIN PEAKS) - 66
Michael Michele (ex-Nikki, CENTRAL PARK WEST) - 46
Anne Sayre (Tina, GOTHAM; ex-Mitzi, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Pam, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Teri, SCRIPTS & SCRUPLES; ex-Barbara, ROCKLAND COUNTY)
Colleen Broomall (ex-Dani, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 29
Emily Montague (ex-Abby, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 28

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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