On this date in...
1977: On ANOTHER WORLD, Marianne (then Ariane Muenker, now Ariana Chase) told Michael (Lionel Johnston) she saw Russ at Liz's house. Michael later relayed the news to Sharlene (Laurie Heineman).
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Nicole (Jayne Bentzen) was knocked unconscious during a struggle with an out of control Miles (Joel Crothers).
1982: Joseph Mascolo debuted as Stefano DiMera in DAYS OF OUR LIVES. Two other actors made their first appearances on the same day: John de Lancie as Eugene Bradford and Catherine Mary Stewart as Kayla Brady.
1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Carla (Ellen Holly) had a heart to heart talk with Sadie (Lillian Hayman).
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Eden (Marcy Walker) was knocked out and kidnapped by Peter Flint (Stephen Meadows), also known as the Carnation Killer.
2006: Adrianne Leon debuted as Colleen Carlton in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.
2008: Debbi Morgan returned to ALL MY CHILDREN as Angie Hubbard.
2007: On GUIDING LIGHT, Jonathan (Tom Pelphrey) and Tammy (Stephanie Gatschet) were married.
2008: Actress Lois Nettleton died at age 80. She played Virginia Benson in GENERAL HOSPITAL, Carly's adoptive mother.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Peter Looney (ex-Buster, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 76
Paul Freeman (ex-Terry, CORONATION STREET) - 70
Mark Rylance (ex-Charlie, LOVING) - 53
Jim Davidson (ex-Alonzo, GUIDING LIGHT) - 50
Jesse L. Martin (ex-Quincy, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 44
Brandy Brown (ex-Angela, ANOTHER WORLD) - 37
David Lago (ex-Raul, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 34
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