1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Sergeant Adams arrived at the Matthews home to question Pat (Susan Trustman) about Tom's shooting.
1965: DAYS OF OUR LIVES aired a long version of the end credits for the first time.
1981: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Helena Cassadine arrived in Port Charles, played by film legend Elizabeth Taylor.
1983: On KNOTS LANDING, Gary (Ted Shackelford) ordered room service at his hotel and was shocked when the waitress (Lisa Hartman) looked exactly like Ciji.
1983: On GUIDING LIGHT, Annabelle (Harley Jane Kozak) realized Eli murdered Bill Bauer (Ed Bryce).
1986: On ANOTHER WORLD, Cass (Stephen Schnetzer) and Kathleen (Julie Osburn) were married.
1986: On GUIDING LIGHT, Maeve interrupted Kyle (Larkin Malloy) and Reva's (Kim Zimmer) wedding.
1989: On DALLAS, the Ewing family was shocked by learn James was J.R.'s son.
1992: Chuck Connors, who played Jeb Hollister in THE YELLOW ROSE, died at age 71.
1995: The final episode of LOVING aired. THE CITY debuted the following Monday.
1998: Mary Millar, who played Joan Garwood in EASTENDERS, died at age 62.
2011: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, the ghost of Irene haunted Todd.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jack Scalia (ex-Chris, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Nicholas, DALLAS; ex-Danny, BERRENGER'S) - 62
Bob Orton (ex-Cowboy Bob Orton, WWE) - 62
Loanne Bishop (ex-Mrs. Carlisle, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Rose, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Rita, SANTA BARBARA) - 57
Mackenzie Phillips (ex-Rachel, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Ellen, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 53
Grant Cramer (ex-Shawn, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 51
Hugh Bonneville (Robert, DOWNTON ABBEY) - 49
Ellen Pompeo (Meredith, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 43
Jonathan Ryland (ex-Dale, HOLBY CITY) - 39
Heather Matarazzo (ex-Stacy, THE L WORD) - 30
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