1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, Dru tied to make Rachel more excited about Ada and Ernie's upcoming marriage.
1976: Doug and Julie married on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Dan was disappointed when Dorian didn't invite him in for an after dinner drink.
1990: Dutch soap opera GOEDGE TIJDEN, SLECHTE TIJDEN (Good Times, Bad Times) premiered. It was the first daily soap in the Netherlands.
1992: German soap MARIENHOF premiered. The show aired its final episode on June 15, 2011.
2003: Kelly Monaco debuted as Sam on GENERAL HOSPITAL.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Melissa Salmons (Writer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ANOTHER WORLD; GUIDING LIGHT; ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 54
Elizabeth Dennehy (ex-Blake, GUIDING LIGHT) - 52
Esai Morales (ex-Lee, LOS AMERICANS) - 50
Beth Chamberlin (Brenda, CELL; Tabitha, STEAMBOAT; ex-Beth, GUIDING LIGHT) - 49
Ted King (ex-Tomas, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Lorenzo, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Danny, THE CITY; ex-Ron, ANOTHER WORLD) - 47
Deborah Zoe (ex-Eden, GUIDING LIGHT) - 40
Alex McCord (ex-McCarthy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 39
Christian Borle (Tom, SMASH) - 39
Sherri Shaum (Lena, THE FOSTERS; ex-Keri, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Vanessa, SUNSET BEACH) - 38
Jordan Woolley (ex-AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30
Leah Renee (ex-Alice, THE PLAYBOY CLUB; ex-Sally, DEGRASSI) - 27
Jurnee Smollett (ex-Jess, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 26
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