1966: On DARK SHADOWS, Burke (Mitchell Ryan) realized that Vicki was still at Collinwood.
1974: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Phil Brewer (Martin West) was murdered.
1974: On ANOTHER WORLD, after Rachel broke down Mac (Douglass Watson) skipped his dinner plans with Liz at Pat and John's place. Mac took Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) out to dinner at Tallboys, listened to her life story, and advised her to give up on Steve and make new friends.
1977: FOR RICHER, FOR POORER, the revamped version of LOVERS AND FRIENDS, debuted. Created by created by Harding Lemay and Paul Rauch, LAF replace SOMERSET in the NBC lineup in 1976. When the retooling occurred, the show's setting was still Point Clair but many changes were made to the storylines. The show only lasted until September 29, 1978.
1998: Emmy-winning actor Michael Zaslow passed away. He was best known for his work as Roger Thorpe in GUIDING LIGHT and David Renaldi in ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Watch a clip of Zaslow as Pete Chernak in LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING below.
1999: Actor Ed Bryce died at age 78. He appeared in a number of daytime soap operas but was best known for his portrayal of& Bill Bauer in GUIDING LIGHT for many years.
2010: ONE LIFE aired its first episode in 16:9 widescreen picture format.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Leon Russom (ex-Willis, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Jack, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Peter, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Joe, LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING) - 71
JoBeth Williams (ex-Brandy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Carrie, SOMESET) - 64
Kin Shriner (ex-Scott, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Scott, PORT CHARLES; ex-Jeffrey, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Jon, GOTHAM; ex-Keith, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Mickey, FAMILY PASSIONS; ex-Mike, RITUALS; ex-Jeb, TEXAS) - 59
Janine Turner (ex-Laura, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Katie, FRIDAY NIGHT NIGHTS) - 50
Lindsay Price (ex-Victoria, LIPSTICK JUNGLE; ex-Janet, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210; ex-Michael, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL ex-An Li, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Mary, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 36
Ashley Madekwe (Ashley, REVENGE) - 31
Ryan Carnes (ex-Justin, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Lucas, GENERAL HOSPITALS) - 30
Nora Kirkpatrick (ex-Katherine, GREEK) - 30
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