1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lee (Barbara Rodell) killed Lefty (Laurence Keith) with a fire poker after he attacked her.
1974: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Doug (Bill Hayes) and Alice (Frances Reid) discussed the best course of action for an ill Addie.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve (Denny Albee) was shocked when Miles (Joel Crothers) claimed that "Mrs Corey" was really Nola Madisson in disguise.
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Cruz (A Martinez) visited Peter's doctor (Michael Swan).
1986: Drake Hogestyn debuted as John Black in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1995: The infamous O.J. Simpson trial began. Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden delivered their opening statements.
1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Julia (Sydney Penny) met an AIDS patient named Paul at the hospital. The beginning of the episode was interrupted by the O.J. Simpson trial.
2000: On PASSIONS, Timmy (Josh Ryan Evans) called Dr. Bombay (Bernard Fox from BEWITCHED) to help Tabitha.
2005: Peyton List aired for the final time as Lucy Montgomery in AS THE WORLD TURNS.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Natalie Ross (ex-Enid, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 81
Michael Shannon (ex-Jim, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Bill, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 70
Michael Ontkean (ex-Harry, TWIN PEAKS) - 67
Tonya Crowe (ex-Olivia, KNOTS LANDING) - 42
Steve Silverman (Creator, THE INN; PRETTY)
Johann Urb (ex-Will, EASTWICK) - 36
Kyle Brandt (ex-Philip, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 34
Tatyana Ali (ex-Roxanne, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Quincy, BUPPIES) - 34
Justin Baldoni (ex-Graham, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 29
Mischa Barton (ex-Sonja, THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE; ex-Marissa, THE O.C.; ex-Lily, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 27
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