Today in Soap Opera History (January 7)

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1963: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, Marian Rand (Jane McArthur) dashed in front of an oncoming car. Watch the episode below:



1969: On ANOTHER WORLD, Sam Lucas (Jordan Charney) married Lahoma Vane (Ann Wedgeworth) at Ada's house.

1972: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Orin (Lester Rawlins) begged Liz to take him home to Claybank.

1974: Daytime soap opera HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE premiered on NBC with a special 90-minute episode. The show was created by Anne Howard Bailey with Rosemary Prinz starring as Dr. Julie Franklin. It ran for 335 episodes until April 17, 1975.

1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) told her mother she needed Lauren (Tracey Bregman) to forgive her.



1997: UK soap QUAYSIDE premiered. It only lasted 17 episodes.

1997: On SUNSET BEACH, Casey (Timothy Adams) was intrigued by Rae (Kelly Hu).



2013: Prospect Park confirmed the return of ALL MY CHILDREN and ONE LIFE TO LIVE.

Camryn Grimes turns 23 today
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Joe Ponazecki (ex-David, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Larry, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Phil, RYAN'S HOPE) - 79
Fern Fitzgerald (ex-Marilee, DALLAS; ex-ALL MY CHILDREN) - 66
Kristen Meadows (ex-Victoria, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Mimi, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 56
Kevin Rahm (Lee, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 42
Esta TerBlanche (ex-Gillian, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Bienke, EGOLI: PLACE OF GOLD) - 40
Josh Blake (ex-Craig, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Jamie, SPYDER GAMES) - 38
Lyndsy Fonseca (Alex, NIKITA; ex-Colleen, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 26
Camryn Grimes (ex-Cassie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 23

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