On this date in...
1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel (Robin Strasser) told Ada (Constance Ford) her clever little tricks helping the Matthews family would not stop her from getting what she wanted.
1986: On RYAN'S HOPE, Frank (John Sanderford) and Jill (Nancy Addison) bickered over each other's foibles.
1986: On SEARCH ON TOMORROW, Suzi and Cagney's car was involved in a fatal accident. The character of Cagney (Matthew Ashford) was paralyzed from the waist down as a result. This was Terri Eoff's final appearance as Suzi.
1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva (Kim Zimmer) freaked out when she found Josh (Robert Newman) lying down with a gun on the floor, but it turned into another "always" moment.
1989: Jane A. Rogers aired for the final time as Heather Donnelly in SANTA BARBARA.
1994: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Jason (Steve Burton) watched as John (Corbin Bernsen) and Steven (Shaun Benson) talked about Carly.
1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Erica (Susan Lucci) asked Maria (Eva LaRue) to keep opinions to herself.
2002: Actor Dennis Patrick died at age 84. His soap roles included Paul Stoddard in DARK SHADOWS, Patrick Chapin in RITUALS and Vaughn Leland in DALLAS.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Christine Jones (ex-Pamela, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Janice/Amy, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Christina, RITUALS; ex-Catsy, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Anne, LOVERS AND FRIENDS/FOR RICHER, FOR POORER)
Kelly Preston (ex-Gillian, CAPITOL) - 50
Kate Walsh (Addison, PRIVATE PRACTICE) - 45
Cady McClain (ex-Rosanna, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Dixie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 43
Katie Walder (ex-Shannon, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Janet, GILMORE GIRLS) - 36
Jennifer Sky (ex-Sarah, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 36
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