On this date in...
1918: Actress Eileen Herlie was born. She was beloved in the role of Myrtle Fargate on ALL MY CHILDREN for many years. Herlie died on October 8, 2008 at age 90.
1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill begged Ann to tell him the real reason Missy didn't want to marry him.
1977: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper and Mike lamented the death of Harold Nivens.
1984: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Adam and Erica were married.
1984: On KNOTS LANDING, Gary is believed to be murdered. At the funeral, Abby made it clear to Valene that she was Gary's widow, not her.
1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Ted learned Sophia was alive.
1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Scott was happy the hospital was going through accreditation, and Alan decided to send Anna home.
1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Chelsea and Johnny had an awkward encounter.
1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, after Nina shot David, Danny and Cricket were questioned by the police.
1994: On EASTENDERS, Phil set the car lot on fire.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Booth Colman (ex-Hector, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Felix, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 90
Dagne Crane (ex-Sandy, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Molly, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Mrs. McLaren, GUIDING LIGHT) - 79
David Cryer (ex-Philip, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Luther, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 77
George Innes (ex-Stuart, CORONATION STREET) - 75
Mickey Dolenz (ex-The Vicar, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 68
Rita Walker (ex-Carol, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Wendy, THE SECRET STORM) - 62
Aidan Quinn (ex-Daniel, THE BOOK OF DANIEL) - 54
Leon (ex-Mike, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM) - 51
Andrea Parker (Jane, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 43
Freddie Prinze Jr. (ex-Cole, 24) - 37
James Van Der Beek (ex-Stephen, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Reese, ONE TREE HILL; ex-Dawson, DAWSON'S CREEK) - 36
Nick Zano (Preston, 90210; ex-Drew, MELROSE PLACE) - 35
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