1974: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) had a dream about Steve (George Reinholt).
1983: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Vera (Grace Garland) gave Angie (Debbi Morgan) a piece of her mind.
1984: On KNOTS LANDING, Greg (William Devan) won his election to become Senator. After his acceptance speech, Greg told his wife, Jane (Millie Perkins), he wanted a divorce.
1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, John (Larry Bryggman) testified at Paul's (Andrew Kavovit) trial.
1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Ed (Peter Simon) and Maureen (Ellen Parker) decided to get married again.
1995: Tristan Rogers made a return appearance on GENERAL HOSPITAL as Robert's spirit (he was presumed dead at the time).
1996: The TV movie J.R. Returns aired on CBS starring Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy and others from the original DALLAS series.
2009: Actor Dennis Cole died at age 69. He starred as Duke Spalding in Ted Corday's PARADISE BAY and the was second Lance Prentiss in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Brian Davies (ex-Dick, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Scott, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 74
Judith Chapman (Gloria, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Anjelica, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Sandra, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Ginny, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Charlotte, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Natalie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 61
Bob Gunton (ex-Noah, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 67
Lisa De Cazotte (Co-Executive Producer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-PASSIONS; ALL MY CHILDREN; GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT; SUNSET BEACH; ONE LIFE TO LIVE; SANTA BARBARA) - 61
Margaret Reed (Sheila, GOTHAM; ex-Shannon, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 56
Jonny Lee Miller (Roger, Dark Shadows 2012 film; ex-Jonathan, EASTENDERS) - 40
Jason Leaver (Creator, OUT WITH DAD)
Yaya DaCosta (ex-Cassandra, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Nico, UGLY BETTY) - 30
Gemma Atkinson (ex-Lisa, HOLLYOAKS) - 28
Shailene Woodley (Amy, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER; ex-Kaitlin, THE O.C.) - 21
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