1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Missy (Carol Roux) told Liz that Bill drowned after his sailboat capsized during a storm.
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Miles (Joel Crothers), Nicole and Geraldine were devastated to receive the news that Draper and Sam Dwyer had died in the train crash.
1986: On GUIDING LIGHT, Claire (Susan Pratt) was determined not to let "those Bauers" take her baby.
1988: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, the Riverfront Knifer murdered Janice Barnes.
1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Julia found out she was not pregnant.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Donald Webster (ex-Nobby, CORONATION STREET) - 80
Courtney B. Vance (Benjamin, REVENGE; ex-Stanford, FLASHFORWARD) - 53
Jason Beghe (ex-Jeffrey, MELROSE PLACE) - 53
Titus Welliver (Glenn, THE GOOD WIFE) - 52
Julia Campbell (ex-Katie, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Courtney, SANTA BARBARA) - 51
Caroline Keenan (ex-Katie, UNDRESSED) - 43
Richard Harrington (ex-Owen, CORONATION STREET) - 38
John-Paul Lavoisier (ex-Rex, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 33
Samm Levine (ex-Hector, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 31
Jaimie Alexander (ex-Jessi, KYLE XY) - 29
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