Today in Soap Opera History (April 6)


On this date in...

1951: Agnes Eckhardt married Robert "Bob" H.A. Nixon.

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, Quentin (David Selby) entered Angelique's room and found Alexis (Lara Parker) crying and playing the piano.

1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, talking with Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) and Scott (Michael Goodwin), Mac (Douglass Watson) wondered if Iris married Robert so quickly because she knew Clarice was pregnant.

1987: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Shawn Douglas Brady was born.



1992: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Lauren (Tracie Bregman) was stunned when Scott (Peter Barton) told her that Sheila came back from Michigan the day after she gave birth to Scotty.



1992: South African soap opera EGOLI: PLACE OF GOLD premiered on M-Net.

1995: Patrick Muldoon's final airdate as Austin Reed in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, until his return in 2011.

1998: Country music icon Tammy Wynette died at age 55.  She played waitress Darlene Stankowski on CAPITOL.

2004: Joan Van Ark debuted as Gloria in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.



2004: Heather Olson aired for the final time as Jan Spears in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2009: On GUIDING LIGHT, Olivia (Crystal Chappell) and Natalia (Jessica Leccia) shopped for a dress for Natalia's upcoming wedding to Frank.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Billy Dee Williams (ex-Touissant, GENERAL HOSPITAL/GH: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Jim, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Brady, DYNASTY; ex-Bo, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM) - 76
Roy Thinnes (ex-Roger/Rev. Trask, DARK SHADOWS; ex-Nick, FALCON CREST; ex-Phil, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 75
Gilbert Lewis (ex-Orval, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 72
Judith McConnell (ex-Sophia, SANTA BARBARA, ex-Eva, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Miranda, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Valerie, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Augusta, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 69
Patrika Darbo (Nancy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Dr. FREED, MISS BEHAVE) - 65
Jane A. Rogers (ex-Heather, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Julie, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Karen, FALCON CREST; ex-Celeste/Tess, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 53
Susan Miller (Creator/Producer, ANYONE BUT ME)
Candace Cameron Bure (ex-Summer, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT) - 37
Teddy Sears (ex-Chad, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Hayden, 666 PARK AVENUE) - 36
Emily Allyn Barth (ex-Mary, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 33
Spencer List (ex-Ace, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 15

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