On this date in...
|Carlton E. Morse|
1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice tried to assure an upset Chris that things would go back to normal after Steve's memory returned.
1970: On DARK SHADOWS, in the mausoleum, Alexis touched Angelique's arm, and Angelique woke up and told her that it would be Alexis who will be destroyed.
1990: Actor Tom Rolfing, who played Cliff Tanner on ANOTHER WORLD from 1977-1978, died at age 40. The character of Cliff left Bay City with Regine after they were married.
1995: The ALL MY CHILDREN episode, in which Janet used a bomb, opened with a special episode from Robin Mattson referencing the recent Oklahoma City bombing in an attempt to alleviate fan concern about the story.
1995: Deborah Adair aired for the final time on DAYS OF OUR LIVES as Kate Roberts.
1998: Actor Frederic Downs died at age 81. He played Maggie's farm hand, Hank, on DAYS OF OUR LIVES for several years.
1998: Eileen Davidson aired for the final time during he first run on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She made a triumphant return to the soap in 2012.
2003: The FRIENDS episode, "The One With The Soap Opera Party," aired and featured guest stars Matthew Ashford, Kyle Lowder, Farah Fath, Alexis Thorpe and Ethan Erickson.
2006: SOAPnet began airing same day repeats of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. This summer Y&R will leave SOAPnet for TV Guide Network.
2008: Mark Lawson debuted on ONE LIFE TO LIVE as Brody.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Shirley MacLaine (Martha, DOWNTON ABBEY) - 79
Michael Parks (ex-Jean, TWIN PEAKS) - 73
Michael O'Keefe (ex-Wally, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 58
John Vargas (ex-Rico, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Marcos, SANTA BARBARA) - 55
Aidan Gillen (Petyr, GAME OF THRONES; ex-Stuart, QUEER AS FOLK) - 45
Stacy Haiduk (Patty, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Jane, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Hannah, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Colleen, MELROSE PLACE) - 44
Melinda Clarke (Amada, NIKITA; ex-Faith, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Julie, THE O.C.) - 44
Rory McCann (Sandor, GAME OF THRONES) - 44
Damon Lindelof (Creator, LOST) - 40
Derek Luke (ex-Boobie, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 39
Thad Luckinbill (ex-Nathan, NIKITA; ex-J.T., THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Kyle, UNDRESSED) - 38
Rebecca Mader (ex-Margaret, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Morgan, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Charlotte, LOST) - 36
Eric Balfour (ex-Gabe, SIX FEET UNDER) - 36
Austin Nichols (ex-Julian, ONE TREE HILL; ex-Noah, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 33
Sasha Barrese (ex-Lindsey, UNDRESSED) - 32
Courtnee Draper (ex-Mary, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 28
Sean Rademaker (ex-Jonathan, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Kirkland, ANOTHER WORLD) - 23
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