|THE GUIDING LIGHT premiered on NBC radio on January 25, 1937.|
The show ended its run on CBS TV on September 18, 2009.
1937: NBC Radio premiered a new radio soap opera, THE GUIDING LIGHT, created by Irna Phillips. The show ran on radio (NBC then CBS) until 1956. In 1952, the series debuted on CBS-TV and ran until September 2009 making it the longest running scripted series in broadcast history.
1972: On ANOTHER WORLD, a distressed Pat (Beverly Penberthy) filled Mary and Alice in on Walter's disappearance.
1974: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Maggie Simmons (Suzanne Rogers) married Marty Hansen (aka Mickey Horton with amnesia played by John Clarke).
1990: Actress Ava Gardner, who played Ruth Galveston in KNOTS LANDING, died at age 67.
1991: NBC daytime soap GENERATIONS aired its final episode.
2005: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Jonathan (Jeff Branson) asked Maggie (Elizabeth Hendrickson) to marry him.
2007: GUIDING LIGHT recreated its early years in a special 70th anniversary episode.
2012: The death of actor Nick Santino made national headlines after he committed suicide on his 47th birthday following euthanizing his dog, Rocco.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jack Axelrod (ex-Victor, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 83
Leigh Taylor-Young (ex-Katherine, PASSIONS; ex-Elaine, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Rachel, PEYTON PLACE) - 68
Scott Palmer (ex-Tim, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Joshua, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Farley, DALLAS; ex-Dr. Cannon, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 60
Kevin O'Rourke (ex-Stan, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 57
George Alvarez (ex-Ray, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Enrique, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Alex, GENERAL HOSPITAL/PORT CHARLES) - 53
Ana Ortiz (Marisol, DEVIOUS MAIDS; ex-Hilda, UGLY BETTY) - 42
Mia Kirshner (ex-Isobel, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES; ex-Sherry, THE L WORD) - 38
Paul Taylor (ex-Isaac, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 37
Michael Trevino (Tyler, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 28
Natalie Hall (ex-Colby, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 25
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