Today in Soap Opera History (March 7)

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1979: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jamie (Tim Holcomb) told Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) he never wanted to see her again.

1980: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Tom (Macdonald Carey) and Alice (Frances Reid) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, and the Hortons sang their favorite song, "Always." John Lupton returned as Tommy Horton for the occasion. (Note: "Always" was also Chris and Nancy's song on AS THE WORLD TURNS, sang famously at their 50th anniversary as well in 1986.)



1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, the train taking Draper (Tony Craig) to prison derailed.



1983: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, an argument with her father-in-law turned violent for Liza (Sherry Mathis).



1986: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Craig (Scott Bryce) hoped to convince Betsy to work for him. Lily (Martha Byrne) offered to help Lucinda patch things up with Sierra.



1989: Leigh McCloskey debuted as Ethan Asher in SANTA BARBARA.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nina (Tricia Cast) shot David five times.



1995: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Asa (Philip Carey) told Cord that Blair would never change.



2004: Kiki McCabe, writer for ANOTHER WORLD, THE GUIDING LIGHT and ALL MY CHILDREN, died at age 75.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Daniel J. Travanti (ex-Spence, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 73
Lizbeth MacKay (ex-Leora, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 64
Mark Pinter (Marcus, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Thomas, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Roger, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Brian, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Grant, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Mark, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Tom, LOVE OF LIFE) - 63
Bryan Cranston (ex-Doug, LOVING) - 57
Donna Murphy (ex-Morgan, ANOTHER WORLD) - 54
Mary Beth Evans (Kayla, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; Sara, THE BAY/PRETTY; ex-Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Katherine, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Dakota, RITUALS) - 52
Bill Brochtrup (ex-Hank, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 51
Jennifer Roszell (ex-Eleni, GUIDING LIGHT) - 47
Jennifer Hammon (ex-Karen, PORT CHARLES/GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 40
Darryl Stephens (ex-Rudy, UNDRESSED) - 39
Chrystee Pharris (ex-Simone, PASSIONS; ex-Katie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 37
Heather Roop (Jane, ALL MY CHILDREN)
Jessica Jimenez (ex-Catalina, GUIDING LIGHT) - 31
Aarón Díaz (ex-Antonio, EL TALISMAN; ex-Miguel, PAN AM; ex-Mariano, TERESA) - 31

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