1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Ellie reluctantly agreed to see Willy (Edward Holmes).
1972: James Douglas debuted as Eliot Carrington in ANOTHER WORLD. Anne Meacham made her first appearance in the same episode as Louise Goddard.
1994: Canada's FAMILY PASSIONS, starring Gordon Thomson, Roscoe Born, Dietmar Schönherr and a young Hayden Christiansen, premiered. The daytime soap, written by Bruce Neckels and Thom Racina, lasted 130 episodes.
1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Victor (Eric Braeden) promised Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) to help with her drinking problem.
1995: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Lexie (Renee Jones) wanted answers from Parrot Man and Celeste in Aremid.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Peter Hansen (ex-Lee, PORT CHARLES/GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 91
Harris Yulin (ex-Michael, AS THE WORLD TURN) - 75
Patricia Harty (ex-Patti, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 71
Pamela Blair (ex-Elizabeth, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Rita Mae, LOVING; ex-Ronda, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 63
Lewis Arlt (ex-David, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-David/Ken, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Richard, RYAN'S HOPE) - 63
J. Cynthia Brooks (ex-Taylor, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 61
Morgan Brittany (ex-Katherine, DALLAS) - 61
Kelley Miles (ex-Dana, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 60
Howard McGillin (ex-Roy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 59
Philip Moon (ex-Keemo, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 51
Andrea McArdle (ex-Wendy, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 49
Famke Janssen (ex-Ava, NIP/TUCK) - 48
Keith Coulouris (ex-Reid/David, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Keith, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 45
Joseph Barbara (ex-Joe, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Paolo, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 45
Judy Reyes (Zoila, DEVIOUS MAIDS) - 45
Sam Page (Craig, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; Greg, MAD MEN; ex-Sam, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Colin, GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Trey, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 36
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