1958: Australia's first television soap opera, AUTUMN AFFAIR, premiered. It would be canceled less than a year later.
1986: On ANOTHER WORLD, Brittany (Sharon Gabet) took the baby and left the Love mansion, but realized she was being watched.
1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Will (Joseph Breen) forced Mindy to take pills by threatening to kill Rusty.
1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) visited Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) to try to find out what Molly told Lauren during their visit.
1994: Actor Raul Julia died at age 54. He played Miguel Garcia in LOVE OF LIFE early in his career.
1998: Norwegian soap opera HOTEL CAESAR premiered. It was created by Swedish duo Peter Emanuel Falck and Christian Wikander.
2000: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Jake's wanted to be a test subject for Libidozone, an experimental anti-impotence drug.
2006: GLEE's Matthew Morrison debuted as Adam (Hughes) Munson on AS THE WORLD TURNS. He would leave in late November due to a "scheduling conflict" and was replaced by Matt Cavenaugh.
2007: Farah Fath debuted as Gigi Morasco in ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Teri Keane (ex-Rose, LOVING; ex-Sophie, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Rose, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Martha, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Marge, YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE; ex-Meg, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Lila, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-KITTY FOYLE; ex-THE INNER FLAME; ex-THE ROAD OF LIFE; ex-Joanne, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 87
F. Murray Abraham (ex-Joshua, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE) - 73
Kevin Kline (ex-Woody, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 65
Doug Davidson (Paul, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 58
John Thaddeus (ex-Joe, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 52
Christina Chambers (ex-Marty, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Maria, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Molly, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 43
Daniel Kennedy (ex-Pete, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 29
Aubrey "Drake" Graham (ex-Jimmy, DEGRASSI) - 26
Shenae Grimes (Annie, 90210; ex-Darcy, DEGRASSI) - 23
Lamarcus Tinker (Shane, GLEE; ex-Dallas, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 22
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