On this date in...
1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike (John Larkin) called Willy and asked him to put two investigators on Toni for protection.
1966: Charles Baxter debuted as attorney Fred Douglas on ANOTHER WORLD.
1968: On DARK SHADOWS, Josette (Kathryn Leigh Scott) read the biography accompanying the photo of her in the book she found in Victoria's room which said she "died by her own hand in the winter of that same year, 1795."
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, April (Terry Davis) told Draper (Tony Craig) about the dream she had the night before.
1988: Australian soap opera HOME AND AWAY premiered. The show is set in the fictional town of Summer Bay, a coastal town in New South Wales.
1997: On SUNSET BEACH, Casey (Timothy Adams) told Meg (Susan Ward) he was not "S.B."
2000: SOMETHING IN THE AIR debuted in Australia. The show lasted until 2002.
2007: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) went to church and confessed to Father Ruiz she may never get the chance to tell Jason about the baby or that she loved him.
2007: During the TV critics tour, NBC Universal Television president Jeff Zucker remarked that DAYS OF OUR LIVES would most likely not "continue past 2009."
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Betty White (ex-Ann, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Brenda, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-SANTA BARBARA; ex-DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 91
James Earl Jones (ex-Jim, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Jery, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 82
Jane Elliot (Tracy, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Carrie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Angelica, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Cynthia, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Madge, A NEW DAY IN EDEN; ex-Linda, A FLAME IN THE WIND) - 66
Chris Whitesell (Writer, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; DAYS OF OUR LIVES; AS THE WORLD TURNS; SUNSET BEACH; GENERAL HOSPITAL; ANOTHER WORLD; GUIDING LIGHT) - 56
Naveen Andrews (ex-Sayid, LOST) - 44
Freddy Rodríguez (ex-Gio, UGLY BETTY; ex-Rico, SIX FEET UNDER) - 38
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