Today in Soap Opera History (October 11)

On this date in...

1973: On ANOTHER WORLD, Sykes (Stefan Gierasch) revealed that he had made secret tapes of Iris and Louise's conversations.

1984: Richard Eden debuted as Brick Wallace in SANTA BARBARA.

1999: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Ridge (Ronn Moss) blasted Thorne and Brooke for being the cause of Stephanie's stroke.

2000: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Greenlee (Rebecca Budig) and Leo were trapped in an elevator.

2001: Justin Melvey debuted as Colin Murphy in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2001: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Blair (Kassie DePaiva) gave birth to baby Jack Manning, and Natalie told Viki that she was her daughter, not Jessica.

2005: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Julia shot and killed Garret Williams (Lamman Rucker).

2012: Eileen Davidson returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Kristen Dimera.  She last appeared in 1998.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Earle Hyman (ex-Mr. Patterson, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 86
Gail Brown (ex-Clarice, ANOTHER WORLD)
Brad Maule (ex-Reverend Palmer, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Dr. Abel, PASSIONS; ex-Tony, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 61
Sean Patrick Flanery (ex-Sam, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 47
Luke Perry (ex-Ned, LOVING; ex-Kenny, ANOTHER WORLD) - 47
Jane Krakowski (ex-T.R., SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Tonya, ANOTHER WORLD) - 44
Stephen Moyer (Bill, TRUE BLOOD) - 43
Matthew Bomer (ex-Ben, GUIDING LIGHT) - 35
Trevor Donovan (Teddy, 90210; ex-Jeremy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 34
Michelle Trachtenberg (ex-Lilly, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 27

Here's an episode from SEARCH FOR TOMORROW's infamous flood of February 1986 which features Jane Krakowski.

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  1. I remember that Brick turned out to be the real Channing Capwell and the one that was murdered was switched at Birth.

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