1966: STAR TREK premiered on NBC. Among the memorable guest stars in the original series who starred in Daytime were Kathryn Hays, Michael Forest, Garry Pillar and Mary Linda Rapelye.
|James Mitchell starred in WHERE THE HEART IS|
1968: The New York Times featured AS THE WORLD TURNS on its front page. Read the article here.
1969: WHERE THE HEART IS, set in the fictional town of Northcross, premiered on CBS. The show, which centered on the Hathaway family, was created by Lou Scofield and Margaret DePriest, who were the original head writers. They were replaced by Pat Falken Smith and later Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer before the she ended its run.
1980: ANOTHER WORLD debuted its still-frame end credits.
1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Eden wore Tori's ring at her opening party.
2002: Former AS THE WORLD TURNS star Dennis Cooney died at age 63. He played Jay Stallings from 1973 to 1980.
2011: Actress Mary Fickett died at age 83. Her longest running soap role was Ruth Martin in ALL MY CHILDREN. Her other daytime roles included Sally (and later Katherine) in THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Ruth in THE INNER FLAME and Miss Long in YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE. She also played Liz in THE NURSES.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Wisner Washam (Writer, ALL MY CHILDREN, GUIDING LIGHT)
Alan Feinstein (ex-Mickey, LOVE OF LIFE; ex-Jim, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Gregory, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Malcolm, FALCON CREST; ex-Nick, KNOTS LANDING; ex-Max, BERRENGER'S) - 71
Clayton Norcross (ex-Thorne, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Steward, THE COLBYS) - 57
David Lee Smith (ex-Tony, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-John, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Brent, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 49
Harrison White (Jaime, VENICE)
Cari Shayne (ex-Karen, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Lauren, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 40
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (ex-Kevin, THE BRADYS) - 31
Gregory Burke (ex-Ben, GUIDING LIGHT) - 31
E.J. Bonilla (ex-Rafe, GUIDING LIGHT) - 22
Also celebrating a birthday today is Daytime Confidential's fabulous Jillian Bowe.
EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.