On this date in...
1955: On THE INNER FLAME, Dorie (Jean Gillespie) asked Amelia for money.
1955: On GOLDEN WINDOWS, Carl was ready to tell Julie (Lelia Martin) the truth.
1955: On VALIANT LADY, Helen (Flora Campbell) told Mickey to be kind to Bonny. Campbell was the second actress to play Helen (Helen Wagner was the first).
1955: On MISS MARLOWE, gossip spread about Barbara and Mike (Byron Sanders).
1962: Ann Flood debuted on THE EDGE OF NIGHT in the role of Nancy Pollock.
1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Missy agreed to marry Bill (Joseph Gallison) in June after they both agreed they each could love only the other.
1967: Dennis Patrick debuted on DARK SHADOWS as Jason McGuire.
1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Sonni (Michelle Forbes) desperately searched for Josh.
1990: John O'Hurley made his first appearance on SANTA BARBARA taking over the role of Stephen Slade.
1994: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Tad (Michael E. Knight) wanted answers from Del.
2005: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Emily (Natalia Livingston) held the men beating up Sam at gunpoint, then flashed back to her rape.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Linden Chiles (ex-Edward, SANTA BARBARA) - 80
Veleka Gray (ex-Lyla, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Sharon/Ruby, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Mia, LOVE OF LIFE; ex-Vicki, SOMERSET; ex-Susan, HOW TO SURVIVE A MARRIAGE; ex-Laura, LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING) - 66
Carlton Cuse (Executive Producer, BATES MOTEL; LOST) - 54
Dax Griffin (ex-Wade, ONE TREE HILL; ex-Tim, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Shane, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Justin, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 41
James Wolk (ex-Douglas, POLITICAL ANIMALS; ex-Bob/Robert, LONE STAR; ex-Sailor, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 28
Tania Raymonde (ex-Zarra, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Sonia, 90210; ex-Alex, LOST) - 25
Mick Hazen (ex-Parker, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jason, GUIDING LIGHT) - 20
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