On this date in...
1977: On ANOTHER WORLD, Clarice insisted she was not interested in Jeff or Burt because Cory came first in her life.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Elliott Dorn was forced to verify his alibi during the trial.
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Peter took Amy hostage.
1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Harley and Alan-Michael were married.
1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, things were complicated after Laurel's funeral with Tad, Dixie and Liza.
1996: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, the governor granted John a stay of execution.
2008: Aloma Wright debuted as Maxine Landis in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
2011: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Carly interrupted Brenda and Sonny's wedding.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Donald May (ex-Grant, TEXAS; ex-Brad, FALCON CREST; ex-Adam, THE EDGE OF NIGHT; ex-Mayor, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 86
Geoffrey Scott (ex-Billy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Mark, DYNASTY; ex-Sky, DARK SHADOWS; ex-David, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Jeffrey, WHERE THE HEARAT IS) - 71
Leslie Charleson (Monica, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Iris; LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING; ex-Alice, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 68
Kyle MacLachlan (Orson, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Dale, TWIN PEAKS) - 54
Ethan Wayne (ex-Storm, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 51
James Wlcek (ex-Linc, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jack, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Ben, RYAN'S HOPE) - 49
Thorsten Kaye (ex-Zach, ALL MY CHIILDREN, ex-Ian, PORT CHARLES; ex-Patrick, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 47
Michael Rodrick (ex-Cameron, ANOTHER WORLD) - 43
Lea Salonga (ex-Lien, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 42
Liza Huber (ex-Gwen, PASSIONS) - 38
Dichen Lachman (ex-Katya, NEIGHBOURS) - 31
Zach Roerig (Matt, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES; ex-Cash, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Casey, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 28
Josh Helman (ex-Denni, HOME AND AWAY) - 27
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