On this date in...
1962: Joseph Allen, who played roles in LOVE OF LIFE (Miles Pardee) and THE EDGE OF NIGHT, died at age 44.
1965: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES second episode, Tom (Macdonald Carey) asked Julie (Charla Doherty) to control her temper.
1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Julia (Grayson Hall) tried to help Barnabas (Jonathan Frid).
1982: Jean Scott Bruce aired for what appeared to be the final time as Jessica Fallon in DAYS OF OUR LIVES. This year, after a 30 year absence, she made another appearance with Jessica and Josh's son, Nick.
1983: On ANOTHER WORLD, David (Lewis Arlt) warned Sally (Mary Page Keller) that Donna would reveal that Kevin is his and Sally's natural son if Sally tried to marry Peter.
1983: ANOTHER WORLD continued to compete against DAYS OF OUR LIVES on the game show GO.
1995: On LOVING, Neil (Larry Haines) proposed to Kate.
2004: Ed Kemmer, who starred on THE CLEAR HORIZON, THE EDGE OF NIGHT, THE DOCTORS, THE SECRET STORM, AS THE WORLD TURNS, RYAN'S HOPE, ANOTHER WORLD and SOMERSET, died at age 83.
2004: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Jason (Steve Burton) sat with an unconscious Sam (Kelly Monaco) and told her about the memorial for her baby. Meanwhile, Alexis wanted the baby's stem cells.
2010: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Ridge (Ronn Moss) and Taylor (Hunter Tylo) were upset with Brooke and Thomas.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Robert Duncan McNeill (ex-Charlie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 48
Chris Jericho (WWE) - 42
Eric Dane (Mark, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 40
Nick Lachey (AS THE WORLD TURNS guest star as part of 98 Degrees) - 39
Ion Overman (ex-Gabby, PORT CHARLES) - 35
Nikki Blonsky (ex-Teri, UGLY BETTY) - 24
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