1921: Douglass Watson was born. The actor, best known for his long run as Mac Cory in ANOTHER WORLD, died on May 1, 1989 at age 68.
1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Mason blamed Gina for ruining Kelly's life.
1993: Deborah Adair debuted as Kate Roberts in DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She played the role until April 24, 1995.
1998: On ANOTHER WORLD, Joe and Paulina separated and he moved out of the Cory mansion.
2000: On PASSIONS, Ivy encouraged Theresa to come clean.
2009: On GUIDING LIGHT, Olivia tried to downplay her feelings about Natalia.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jean Alexander (ex-Hilda, CORONATION STREET) - 87
Barry Bostwick (Jerry, SCANDAL) - 68
Debra Jo Rupp (ex-Edna, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Victoria, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 62
Mark Moses (ex-Paul, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 55
Susan Scannell (ex-Gabrielle, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Roxanne, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Kathy, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Nicole, DYNASTY; ex-Becky, ANOTHER LIFE; ex-Kristin, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 55
Bonnie Somerville (ex-Caitlin, CASHMERE MAFIA; ex-Rachel, THE O.C.) - 38
Jay Kenneth Johnson (Phillip, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 36
Wilson Bethel (Wade, HART OF DIXIE; ex-Ryder, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 29
Andrew Trischitta (Jack, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 18
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