On this date in...
1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Dru (Geoffrey Lumb) asked John to take on Pat's case. Michael M. Ryan and Gaye Huston made their first appearances as John and Lee Randolph.
1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Julia (Grayson Hall) panicked when Woodard's ghost appeared.
1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Nola (Kim Hunter) prepared to kill Deborah Saxon.
1981: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, the women of Port Charles celebrated Laura's (Genie Francis) upcoming wedding to Luke with a bachelorette party.
1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Cruz (A Martinez) visited Eden (Marcy Walker) in jail.
1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Emily (Melanie Smith) was asked on the witness stand if her relationship with Paul had become sexual.
1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Phillip (Grant Aleksander) dug up Beth's grave until Rick (Michael O'Leary) and the cops stopped him.
1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, as Danny and Cricket (Lauralee Bell) prepared to leave for their wedding in Hawaii , they flashed back to their first meeting.
1995: THE CITY premiered on ABC.
1998: On GUIDING LIGHT, Michelle (Bethany Joy Lenz) met Danny (Paul Anthony Stewart).
1999: Hong Kong soap opera A KINDRED SPIRIT aired its final episode.
2003: Actress Kellie Waymire died at age 36. She played Emily Haynes in ONE LIFE TO LIVE and Melissa in SIX FEET UNDER.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Garry Marshall (ex-Jack, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 78
Daniel Pilon (ex-Alan, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Max, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Gavin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Renaldo, DALLAS) - 72
Joe Mantegna (ex-Juan, SOAP) - 65
Mary Gordon Murray (ex-Becky Lee, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 59
Tracy Scoggins (Grace, DANTE'S COVE; ex-Monica, THE COLBYS/DYNASTY; ex-Dianne, DALLAS; ex-Anita, DALLAS: J.R. RETURNS) - 59
Frances Conroy (Moira, AMERICAN HORROR STORY; ex-Virginia, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Ruth, SIX FEET UNDER) - 59
Chris Noth (Peter, THE GOOD WIFE; ex-Dean, ANOTHER WORLD) - 58
Whoopi Goldberg (Maris, 666 PARK AVENUE; Carmen, GLEE) - 57
Robert Aberdeen (ex-Greg, LOVE OF LIFE) - 50
Tari Signor (Margaret, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 45
Steve Zahn (Davis, TREME; ex-Spence, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 45
Melissa Hayden (ex-Julie, HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS; ex-Agnes, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Bridget, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Mouse, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 43
Cathy Janeen Doe (ex-Simone PASSIONS) - 42
Jordan Bridges (Oliver, DAWSON'S CREEK) - 39
Vail Bloom (ex-Heather, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS)
Austin Williams (ex-Shane, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 16
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