Today in Soap Opera History (October 9)

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1973: On ANOTHER WORLD, Steve (George Reinholt) told Robert (Nicolas Coster) he loved Alice and was determined to reunite with her.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, the Clown Puppet murdered Eliot Dorn (Lee Godart). Watch the episode below:



1981: CBS aired the fourth season premiere of DALLAS. The identity of the dead woman floating in the Southfork pool was revealed to be Kristin.

1985: Melissa Brennan (now Reeves) debuted as Jennifer Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.  Watch her first scenes below:



1985: On the DYNASTY episode "The Californians," The extended Colby family debuted with the introduction of Jason (Charlton Heston) and Constance (Barbara Stanwyck).

2000: On AS THE WORLD TUNRS, David Stenbeck's funeral was attended by the women in his life--Emily Stewart (Kelley Menighan Hensley), Lily Snyder (Martha Byrne), Denise Maynard (Cassandra Creech), Molly Conlan (Lesli Kay) and Julia Snyder (Annie Parisse).



2007: Timbaland appeared on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. "This is a new experience for me, I am looking forward to having a great time and sharing my music!" he said in a statement at the time.



2008: Indian soap opera KAHAANI GHAR GHAR KII aired its final episode after EIGHT years and 1,700 episodes.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Scott Bakula (ex-Trip, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 58
Ellen Wheeler (Former Executive Producer of GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Marley/Vicky, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Cindy/Karen, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Sarah, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Phyllis, DARK SHADOWS) - 51
James Hyde (ex-Sam, PASSIONS, ex-Neil, ANOTHER WORLD) - 50
Sarah Felder (ex-Siobhan, RYAN'S HOPE)
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (ex-Angela, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 34
Randy Spelling (ex-Sean, SUNSET BEACH) - 34
Brandon Routh (ex-Seth, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 33
Spencer Grammer (ex-Casey, GREEK; ex-Lucy, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 29

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