1956: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Larry (Bill Zuckert) attempted to murder Mike Karr (John Larkin).
1978: Leon Mirell, former executive producer of GENERAL HOSPITAL, died at age 55.
1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve found a barely conscious Deborah.
1984: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, John (Larry Bryggman) and Lucinda (Elizabeth Hubbard) found Dusty (Brian Bloom).
1988: On ANOTHER WORLD, Sharlene (Anna Holbrook) borrowed a necklace from Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) to wear at the Snowflake Ball.
1990: DARK SHADOWS actress Joan Bennett died at age 80.
1998: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Alan (Stuart Damon) found Tammy in bed next to his dead drug dealer.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Teal Ames (ex-Sarah, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 81
Melanie Vincz (ex-Corinne, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 63
Kevin Stapleton (ex-Kevin, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 49
Patrick Fabian (ex-Ted, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 48
Shiri Appleby (ex-Cate, LIFE UNEXPECTED; ex-Little Girl, SANTA BARBARA) - 34
Nicholas Hoult (ex-Tony, SKINS) - 23
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