1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Molly (Rolanda Mendels) was excited Sharlene bought her a new dress, but Emma worried about Molly "putting on airs."
1987: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, in Argentina, the boat with Tina in it went over the waterfall. A distraught Cord (John Loprieno) took out his anger on Max.
1987: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Margo (Hillary B. Smith) was surprised to find Barbara and Paul at Hal's apartment.
1996: Aaron Spelling's MALIBU SHORES premiered on NBC.
2001: Diane Sommerfield, who played Valerie Grant on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the early 1980s, died at age 51.
2005: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Alcazar (Ted King) was arrested.
2006: On GUIDING LIGHT, Jonathan (Tom Pelphrey) and Tammy made love.
2007: Y&R's Ashley Abbott crossed over to THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL when Eric Forrester put plans in motion to launch a fragrance line for his new fashion house, Forrester Originals. Both characters will return to Y&R during the week of March 18.
2011: Gothic web series RAGGED ISLE premiered. The show has since won four Indie Soap Awards including Best Web Series (Drama) in 2012.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Taina Elg (ex-Olympia, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Ingrid, GUIDING LIGHT) - 83
Joyce Van Patten (ex-Janice, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Clara, YOUNG DOCTOR MALONE) - 79
Joseph Gallison (ex-Neil, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Steven, RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE; ex-Tom, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Bill, ANOTHER WORLD) - 78
Charles Siebert (ex-Wally, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Stuart, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Peter, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 75
Trish Van Devere (ex-Meredith, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Patti, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) - 70
Jaime Lyn Bauer (ex-Lorie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Laura, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 64
Conrad Dunn (ex-Nick, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - formerly known as George Jenesky
Lauren Koslow* (Kate, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Margo, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Lindsey, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 60
Brad Lockerman (ex-Zed, CAPITOL; ex-Casey, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 58
Finn Carter (ex-Sierra, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 53
Brian Lane Green (ex-Sam, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Brian, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 51
Kerr Smith (ex-Ryder, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Jack, DAWSON'S CREEK) - 41
Nathan Owens (Cameron, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 29
Brittany Snow (ex-Susan, GUIDING LIGHT) - 27
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