On this date in...
1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) fought with Tony.
1981: James Reynolds debuted as Abe Carver in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Paul (Doug Davidson) and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) had Scott and Sheila over for dinner.
1993: Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL. Jonathan Jackson debuted as their son, Lucky Spencer.
1993: Marcy Walker debuted as Tangie Hill in GUIDING LIGHT.
1995: Richard Guthrie, best known for his six-year run as David Banning in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, died at age 45.
2001: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Jessica (Erin Torpey) didn't want to accept Natalie.
2002: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) learned the truth about Jill and Larry.
2003: On GUIDING LIGHT, Sandy (Scott Bailey) wouldn't accept Reva's apology.
2005: Actor Lloyd Bochner died at age 81. He starred as Cecil Colby in DYNASTY and Nicholas Lacey in ONE MAN'S FAMILY.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Kate Jackson (ex-Daphne, DARK SHADOWS) - 64
Dan Castellaneta (ex-Milton, GREEK) - 55
Finola Hughes (Anna, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Anna, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Alex/Anna, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach; ex-Kate, PACIFIC PALISADES) - 53
Laura Bonarrigo (ex-Rebecca, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Cassie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Lindsay, ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Joely Fisher (ex-Nina, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 45
Grayson McCouch (Don, HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS; ex-Dusty, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Morgan, ANOTHER WORLD) - 44
Tracee Ellis Ross (ex-Ellen, PRIVATE PRACTICE) - 40
Ben Foster (ex-Russell, SIX FEET UNDER) - 32
Cherilyn Wilson (ex-Morgan, 90210) - 24
India Eisley (Ashley, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER) - 19
Ashley Greiner (ex-Faith, AS THE WORLD TURNS)
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