1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Billy (Pud Flanagan) asked Mary (Anne Sargent) and Roger (Allan Nourse) to legally adopt him.
1963: GENERAL HOSPITAL changed its opening sequence for the first time.
1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Paul (Dennis Patrick) revealed to Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) that he was her father.
1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat (Beverly Penberthy) and John (Michael M. Ryan) clashed over Michael and Molly, then over her relationship with Dave and his with Olive.
1984: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Roman (Wayne Northrup) "died" on the island. But when Bo (Peter Reckell) went back to the beach where he left Roman, the body was gone.
1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) asked Hope (Signy Coleman) about the time Victor spent on Hope's farm.
1999: On PASSIONS, Tabitha (Juliet Mills) made sure the torch used on a tied-up Charity had a real fire on it.
2008: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Viki (Erika Slezak) visited Victor's crypt.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Mark Margolis (ex-Harry, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Helmut, SANTA BARBARA) - 73
Tandy Cronyn (ex-Charlotte, GUIDING LIGHT) - 67
Susanne Zenor (ex-Margo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 65
Scott Jacoby (ex-Hubcap, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 56
Paul Carlin (ex-Craig, RYAN'S HOPE) - 56
Jamie Rose (ex-Vickie, FALCON CREST) - 53
Marcy Walker (ex-Liza, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Eden, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Tangie, GUIDING LIGHT) - 51
Garcelle Beauvais (ex-Cynthia, MODELS INC.) - 46
Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam, TRUE BLOOD; Jack's Mom, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER) - 46
Peter Facinelli (ex-Jimmy, SIX FEET UNDER) - 39
Usher (ex-Raymond, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 34
Brandon Buddy (ex-Cole, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 26
Katie Sagona (ex-Tammy, GUIDING LIGHT) - 23
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