1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) received a telephone call from an Arizona medical examiner. He confirmed that the real Clayton Pike had been murdered, meaning the man in Monticello was an imposter!
1985: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, Hogan (David Forsyth) was determined to get into Lloyd's (Joe Lambie) condo.
1990: Erin Torpey debuted as Jessica on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Traci (Beth Maitland) was upset that Paul continued to investigate Brad.
2007: The Writers Guild of America (WGA) went on strike.
2008: Susan Lucci was voted off DANCING WITH THE STARS.
2009: Sarah Brown debuted on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in the role of Sandy (who was actually Aggie).
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Chris Robinson (ex-Rick, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Jason, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Jack, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 74
Patricia Harty (ex-Patti, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Edie, THE DOCTORS) - 71
Howard McGillin (ex-Greg, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Dr. Cooper, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Colin, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Roy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 59
Robert Patrick (ex-David, THE SOPRANOS) - 54
Andrea McArdle (ex-Wendy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 49
Famke Janssen (ex-Diane, MELROSE PLACE) - 48
Keith Coulouris (ex-David/Reid, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Keith, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 45
Judy Reyes (Zoila, DEVIOUS MAIDS; ex-Tina, OZ) - 45
Sam Page (Craig, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; Greg, MAD MEN; ex-Sam, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Trey, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 37
Craig Lawlor (ex-Adam, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30
Meghan Benton (Vicki, RAGGED ISLE)
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