On this date in...
1937: Jackie Ormes, the first African American female cartoonist, created her earliest cartoon. It was an action, romance and soap opera comic featuring a Black heroine named Torchy Brown.
1939: Radio soap opera LOS JASMINES DEL '80 debuted in Argentina.
1968: On DARK SHADOWS, Joe ordered Willie to stay away from Maggie.
1969: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Alice (Frances Reid) told Julie (Susan Seaforth) that it's what we do after making a mistake that counts.
1972: Susan Sarandon debuted as Sarah Fairbanks in SEARCH FOR TOMORROW.
1972: Regina Gleason returned to DAYS OF OUR LIVES for one day as Kitty Horton.
1981: On the season finale of DALLAS, Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) found a brunette woman dead in the Southfork pool. It turned out to be Kristin Shepard (Mary Crosby), Sue Ellen's sister and the person who shot J.R.
1989: Actor Douglass Watson, best known to soap fans as Mackenzie Cory in ANOTHER WORLD, died at age 68. He won two Daytime Emmys for the role that he played from 1974 until his death. Watson also played roles on LOVE OF LIVE, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and MOMENT OF TRUTH.
1992: Roberta Flack performed at Hamp and Gilly's wedding reception on GUIDING LIGHT.
2004: PASSIONS co-stars Lindsay Korman and Justin Hartley were married. Lindsay later starred on DAYS OF OUR LIVES and is currently playing Cara on ALL MY CHILDREN.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Judy Collins (ex-Judith, THE DOCTORS) - 75
Stephen Macht (ex-Trevor, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Joe, KNOTS LANDING) -71
Joanna Lumley (ex-Elaine, CORONATION STREET) - 67
Chris Henry Coffey (ex-Rex, GUIDING LIGHT) - 42
Julie Benz (ex-Robin, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 41
Bailey Chase (ex-Chris, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 41
Darius McCrary (ex-Malcolm, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 37
Ben Easter (ex-Carl, UNDRESSED) - 34
Farah Fath (ex-Gigi, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Mimi, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 29
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