1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) devised a plan to trick Irene into leading the police to Mary.
1965: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Mickey (John Clarke) and Ben clashed over Julie. Ben was unhappy with how Mickey had prioritized the shoplifting case, and Mickey felt Ben could have been a better father.
1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, the crew prepares to shoot the last two scenes of Mansion of the Damned.
1981: Jim Poyner aired for the final time as Dennis on TEXAS. He would reprise the role during ANOTHER WORLD's 25th anniversary week (May 22-23, 1989).
1981: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Slick (Eddie Ryder) offered three antique cars for Luke and Laura's wedding.
1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Danny's (Michael Damian) trial ended with a "not guilty" verdict.
1992: David Oliver, who won the hearts of ANOTHER WORLD fans in the mid-1980s as Perry Hutchins, died at the age of 30.
1993: Jaime Lyn Bauer debuted as Laura Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1994: AS THE WORLD TURNS Emmy winner Martha Byrne married Michael McMahon.
2001: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Stephanie's (Susan Flannery) doctor told her Eric could not be Ridge's father.
2003: Actor Jonathan Brandis, who played Kevin Lord Riley Buchanan when he was six years old, died at age 27 after hanging himself in his Los Angeles apartment.
2004: Actor Norman Rose died at age 87. His soap roles in Marcus Polk in ONE LIFE TO LIVE and Alex Gura in THE EDGE OF NIGHT.
2008: ALL MY CHILDREN celebrated its 10,000th episode with a special appearance by Agnes Nixon and a tribute to Myrtle Fargate (Eileen Herlie).
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jerry Douglas (John/Alistair, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 80
Ann Flood (ex-Nancy, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Rose, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Bitsy, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Ella, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Helen, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Ruth, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Liz, FROM THESE ROOTS) - 78
Louan Gideon (ex-Liza, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 57
Vincent Irizarry (ex-David, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-David, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-David, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Nick/Lujack, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Scott, SANTA BARBARA) - 53
Teddy Quinn (ex-Scotty, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 53
Radha Mitchell (ex-Catherine, NEIGHBOURS) - 39
Ashley Williams (ex-Dani, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 34
Heather Lauren Olson (ex-Jan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 30
Kelly Kruger (ex-Mackenzie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Mandy, UNDRESSED) - 30
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