Today in Soap Opera History (February 9)

On this date in...

1971: Philip Carey and Anthony Geary guest starred on ALL IN THE FAMILY in an episode titled "Judging Books by Covers."



1981: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mac and Rachel told Mitch about Janice, St. Croix, and Matthew’s paternity.

1989: On DYNASTY, Jeff saved Sammy Jo from the burning barn.

1990: THE BRADYS, a primetime soap featuring the sitcom and variety show family, premiered on CBS. Bobby became paralyzed after a racing accident.

1994: BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 aired its 100th episode on FOX, "Scared Very Straight." David's amphetamines addition was out of the control so he called Dylan for help.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Laurel was shot and killed.



2005: Lyndsy Fonseca aired for the final time as Colleen on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Barbara Young (ex-Doreen, CORONATION STREET) - 77
Mia Farrow (ex-Allison, PEYTON PLACE) - 68
Judith Light (Judith, DALLAS; ex-Claire, UGLY BETTY; ex-Karen, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 64
Charles Shaughnessy (Elliot, THE BAY; ex-Shane, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Alistair, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 58
Jim J. Bullock (ex-Serge, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 58
Jason George (Ben, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Michael, SUNSET BEACH) - 43
Sharon Case (Sharon, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Debbie, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Dawn, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 42
Colin Egglesfield (ex-Auggie, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Josh, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 40
Corey Parker Robinson (ex-Remy, GUIDING LIGHT) - 38
Margarita Levieva (Amanda, REVENGE) - 33
Rachel Melvin (ex-Chelsea, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 28
Michael B. Jordan (ex-Alex, PARENTHOOD; ex-Vince, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Reggie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 26

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2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to the always inspiring Judith Light! Really looking forward to seeing her again this Spring back on Broadway in the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties ... oh yeah, that Jake Silbermann chap too!

    http://www.broadway.com/buzz/167168/complete-casting-announced-for-mtcs-the-assembled-parties-starring-judith-light-jessica-hecht/

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  2. Happy Birthday Charles Shaughnessy!! Days just isn't the same without Shane the Super Spy.

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