On this date in...
1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill (Joseph Gallison) pressed Missy (Carol Roux) to marry him while they were at the Kopper Kettle, but she declined.
1965: On PEYTON PLACE, after the interrogation of Kim, Stella (Lee Grant) was called to the witness stand.
1965: Ted Corday's DAYS OF OUR LIVES premiered on NBC starring Macdonald Carey and Frances Reid as Tom and Alice Horton. Read "The Complete Story of DAYS" from 1965 to 1973 here. Watch the first episode below:
Watch the rest of the first episode here.
1966: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Laura (Millette Alexander) confessed to the murder of Rick Oliver.
1976: Australian evening soap opera THE YOUNG DOCTORS premiered. It ran for 1,396 episodes until 1983.
1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Miles (Joel Crothers) informed Deborah (Frances Fisher) the chocolates that poisoned her had been lightly coated with bug spray.
1999: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Vicky McKinnon (Jensen Buchanan) was presumed dead in a plane crash.
2000: DAYS OF OUR LIVES celebrated its 35th anniversary with a musical montage.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Alfre Woodard (Ruby Jean, TRUE BLOOD; ex-Betty, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 60
Courtney Thorne-Smith (ex-Allison, MELROSE PLACE) - 45
Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 45
Bruno Gunn (ex-Rawley, GUIDING LIGHT) - 44
Parker Posey (ex-Tess, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 43
Joe Duer (ex-George, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Ralph, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Agent Morrison, PASSIONS) - 43
Gretchen Mol (Gillian, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) - 40
Matthew Rhys (ex-Kevin, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 38
Azura Skye (ex-Fiona, AMERICAN HORROR STORY) - 31
Connie Fletcher (ex-Erin, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 29
Jessica Lowndes (Adrianna, 90210; ex-Mandi, GREEK) - 24
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