1980: On KNOTS LANDING, Karen (Michele Lee) was attracted to Diana's teacher.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Calvin (Irving Allen Lee) married Star (Yahee), and Owen proposed to Deborah (Frances Fisher).
1982: Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, PASSIONS) was born. He died August 5, 2002 at age 20.
1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Asa (Philip Carey) questioned Clint's (Clint Ritchie) family loyalty. Watch below.
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Joe (Mark Arnold) was reluctant to take a job with C.C.
1986: Drake Hogestyn taped his first episode of DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the role of John Black.
1989: RYAN'S HOPE stars Helen Gallagher and Bernard Barrow appeared on GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss their soap, which ended its run a few days later. On RYAN'S HOPE that day, Roger and Delia celebrated their wedding night.
2006: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Zack Brady died.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Pat Benatar (Guest Star, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 60
Sherman Augustus (ex-Hank, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 54
Krista Tesreau (ex, Mindy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Tina, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Andie, SANTA BARBARA) - 49
Magaly Colimon (ex-Ruth, GUIDING LIGHT) - 48
Sarah Shahi (ex-Carmen, THE L WORD) - 33
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