Today in Soap Opera History (February 20)

On this date in...

1967: AS THE WORLD TURNS made the shift from broadcasting in black-and-white to color.

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, Quentin and Maggie noticed they both had pitchfork marks on their hands.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris ripped up the announcement of Mac's marriage which included a "ghastly picture of the new Mrs. Cory."

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper's murder trial continued. Watch the episode below.



1995: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Eduardo (Nicolas Coster) died breaking Lisa's (Eileen Fulton) heart.



2006: ABC aired the 11,000th episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Marj Dusay (ex-Alexandra, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Vanessa, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Vivian, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Pamela, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Myrna, CAPITOL) - 77
Sandy Duncan (ex-Helen, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 67
David A. Kimball (ex-Dr. Lurie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Lieutenant Unger, KNOTS LANDING) - 61
Anthony Head (ex-Rupert, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) - 59
Rodney Van Johnson (ex-T.C., PASSIONS; ex-Trey, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Sebastian, PORT CHARLES) - 52
Andrew Shue (ex-Billy, MELROSE PLACE) - 46
Lauren Ambrose (Jill, TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY; ex-Claire, SIX FEET UNDER) - 35
Rihanna (Herself, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 25

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