On this date in...
1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat had an abortion.
1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Amanda moved into Collinwood.
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, CC's (then Charles Bateman) aneurysm burst and he fell into a coma while Gina (then Linda Gibboney) moved their divorce papers further and further out of his reach so he couldn't sign them. Watch below:
1988: Carl Anderson returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES to sing "Friends and Lovers" for Kim and Shane.
1991: The book "Women and Soap Opera: A Study of Prime Time Soaps" by Christine Geraghty was released.
1997: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Carrie punched Sami.
1997: On ANOTHER WORLD, Kirkland was hit by a car driven by Paulina.
2010: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Carly was not happy that Sonny left to find Brenda.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Mary Jo Catlett (ex-Mary, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 74
Millee Taggert (Soap Writer; ex-Janet, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Millie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Geri, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 72
Mark Harmon (ex-Fielding, FLAMINGO ROAD) - 61
Linda Purl (ex-Claire, PORT CHARLES; ex-Betsy, BEACON HILL) - 57
Tuc Watkins (ex-Bob, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-David, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Pierce, GENERAL HOPSITAL; ex-Reggie, SANTA BARBARA) - 46
Salma Hayek (ex-Sofia, UGLY BETTY; ex-Juana, EL VUELO DEL AGUILA) - 46
Cynthia Watros (ex-Annie, GUIDING LIGHT; temp-Vicky, ANOTHER WORLD) - 44
Vincent De Paul (Father Leone, THE BAY) - 44
Erin Hershey (ex-Alison, PORT CHARLES) - 36
Allison Miller (ex-Teen Tracy, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 27
Yani Gellman (Rafe, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; Garrett, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; Diego, 90210; ex-Pete, GREEK) - 27
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Thanks, Ryan, for today's SANTA BARBARA clip!