On this date in...
1984: Rosemary Forsyth aired for the final time as Dominic in SANTA BARBARA. Dominic turned out to be Sophia Capwell.
1987: ANOTHER WORLD debuted their computer-enhanced opening credits. The show's new theme song had already debuted earlier in the year.
1987: Jane Sibbett aired for the final time as Jane Wilson in SANTA BARBARA.
1990: On ANOTHER WORLD, Vicky (Anne Heche) lied to Ryan (Paul Michael Valley) that Marley was asleep when he came looking for her after Jake's shooting. While they were talking Marley walked in the front door.
1990: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lily (Heather Rattray) was devastated when Holden (Jon Hensley) didn't remember her.
1999: On PASSIONS, Kay (Taylor Anne Mountz) ranted about being sick of Charity.
2001: On PORT CHARLES, Lucy (Lynn Herring) thought she heard from Christina.
2006: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Laura (Genie Francis) woke up and said "Luke!"
2006: Austin Peck aired for the final time as Austin Reed in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
2009: Sue Rihr, who portrayed Madeline Rutherford on DAYS OF OUR LIVES from January-June 1985, died at age 55.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Bob Cobert (DARK SHADOWS Music Composer) - 88
Shelley Morrison (ex-Mrs. Ramirez, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 76
Pat Sajak (ex-Kevin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 66
James Pickens Jr. (Richard, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Zach, ANOTHER WORLD) - 58
D.W. Moffett (John, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Joe, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Peter, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 56
Rita Wilson (Viola, THE GOOD WIFE) - 56
Patrick Breen (ex-Winslow, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 52
Dylan McDermott (Ben, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) - 51
Kelly Rowan (ex-Suzie, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Dana, DALLAS, ex-Kirsten, THE O.C.) - 47
Will Swenson (ex-Vanya, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 39
Rosemarie DeWitt (ex-Midge, MAD MEN) - 38
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