1969: Robert Milli debuted as Wayne Addison in ANOTHER WORLD. In the episode, Wayne told Bernice (Janis Young) it would take time to swindle Steve. Also, Ada (Constance Ford) and Ernie (Harry Bellaver) were married (offscreen) that day.
1982: Debbie Lytton aired for the final time as Melissa Anderson in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1984: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Liz (Marcia Cross) wanted to be left alone.
1989: Gregory Burke debuted as Ben Reade in GUIDING LIGHT.
1989: On ANOTHER WORLD, Donna (Anna Stuart) and Michael (Kale Brown) are given custody of Mikey.
1991: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Shane (Charles Shaughnessy) forgave Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) for keeping the truth about Jeannie's paternity from him.
1994: Cynthia Watros debuted on GUIDING LIGHT as Annie Dutton.
1995: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Stone (Michael Sutton) died after asking Robin (Kimberly McCullough) to stand in the light by the window so he could see her. Read our interview with Michael Sutton here. And check out our interview with former GH exec producer Wendy Riche here. Check back on Dec. 1 for our annual World AIDS Day features.
1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Adam (David Canary) bought a television station and offered Brooke (Julia Barr) her own show.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jerry Lawler (WWE/WWF) - 63
John Ashton (ex-Mickey, DOCTORS; ex-Cahill, EASTENDERS) - 62
Tom Wright (ex-Eugene, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Colt, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 60
Jeff Fahey (ex-Frank, LOST; ex-Gary, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 60
Charles Grant (ex-Grant, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Evan, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Preacher, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Connor, SANTA BARBARA) - 55
Elizabeth Storm (ex-Katherine, PASSIONS; ex-Hollis, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Janice, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 54
Kim Delaney (ex-Claudia Joy, ARMY WIVES; ex-Jenny, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 51
Jane Cameron (ex-Nancy, ANOTHER WORLD)
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