Today in Soap Opera History (February 5)

On this date in...

1958: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Harris told Martin (Henderson Forsythe) more hot cars came in that needed converting.

1970: Bill Hayes taped his first episode of DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Doug Williams. The episode aired on February 18, 1970.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jim (Hugh Marlowe) and Barbara (Roberta Maxwell) wondered why Iris wasn't enthusiastic about her father's wedding.

1980: John Wesley Shipp debuted on GUIDING LIGHT as Kelly Nelson.

1982: Michael Woods debuted in the role of Mark Wheeler on TEXAS replacing Ernie Garrett.

1992: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Sheila (Kimberlin Brown) seduced a passed out Scott.



1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, the jury was back with a verdict in Noah's (Keith Hamilton Cobb) murder trial.



2008: Julie Pinson aired for the final time as Billie Reed in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Stuart Damon (ex-Alan, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Jim, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, ex-Ralph, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 76
Laura Linney (ex-Mary Ann, TALES OF THE CITY) - 49
David Chisum (ex-Miles, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Bret, SUNSET BEACH) - 42
Diego Serrano (ex-Diego, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Tomas, ANOTHER WORLD) - 40
Crystal Hunt (ex-Stacey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Lizzie, GUIDING LIGHT) - 28
Brittany Allen (ex-Marissa, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 27
Darren Criss (Blaine, GLEE; ex-Josh, EASTWICK) - 26
Jeremy Sumpter (ex-J.D., FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 24

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