1972: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Nancy invited Martha to Vic and Laurie's engagement party.
1983: Actor Robert Christian died of AIDS-related complications in New York City at age 43. Christian had roles on ALL MY CHILDREN and SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, but his biggest soap role was as Bob Morgan on ANOTHER WORLD.
1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Simon said goodbye to Cassie.
1988: On ANOTHER WORLD, Felicia (Linda Dano) and Mitch became engaged.
1993: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Neal (Mary Kay Evans) received an offer she couldn't refuse.
1997: Florencia Lozano debuted as Téa Delgado on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
James Cromwell (ex-George, SIX FEET UNDER; ex-Gerald, DALLAS) - 73
Mimi Rogers (ex-Blair, PAPER DOLLS) - 57
Carrington Garland (ex-Kelly, SANTA BARBARA) - 49
Alan Cumming (Eli, THE GOOD WIFE; ex-Billie, THE L WORD) - 48
Lisa Cerasoli (ex-Venus, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 44
Davetta Sherwood (ex-Lily, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 29
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