On this date in...
1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Virginia (Cathleen Cordell) bumped into Phillips and identified him as "Mr. X".
1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel (Robin Strasser) told Walter (Val Dufour) she no longer had plans for Hollywood.
1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Estelle (Elizabeth Hubbard) bragged to Dorian (Robin Strasser) she may win the Community Service Award thanks to her many efforts. Watch it below.
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Cruz (A Martinez) tried to save Eden (Marcy Walker).
1986: Derya Ruggles debuted as Robin Jacobs in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1989: On RYAN'S HOPE, Roger (Ron Hale) and Delia (Ilene Kristen) were married.
1991: Michael Easton made his first appearance as Tanner Scofield in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
1997: ON SUNSET BEACH, Olivia (Lesley-Anne Down) found herself in an awkward position.
2006: Actor Don Stewart died at age 70. He was best known to soap fans for his 15 year run as Mike Bauer in GUIDING LIGHT. Watch him sing on the 1979 Christmas episode below:
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Pierre Jalbert (ex-Gustave, SANTA BARBARA) - 88
Kathryn Walker (ex-Eileen, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Barbara, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Emily, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 70
Crystal Gayle (Herself, ANOTHER WORLD) - 62
Kimberly Beck (ex-Julie, CAPITOL; ex-Claire, DYNASTY; ex-Samantha, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Kim, PEYTON PLACE) - 57
Joely Richardson (ex-Julia, NIP/TUCK) - 48
Philip Tanzini (ex-Jeremy, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 46
Nina Dobrev (Elena, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES; ex-Mia, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) - 24
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