On this date in...
1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Janet (Liza Chapman) learned that Will had a cardiac condition for the past five years which he kept secret from his family.
1976: At the 3rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included ANOTHER WORLD (Drama Series), Larry Haines and Helen Gallagher.
1978: Doug Davidson made his first appearance on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in the role of Paul Williams. Happy 35th Anniversary, Doug! He is now the longest-running cast member at Y&R. Check out a video retrospective of Davdison's work at Y&R below made by a fan:
1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Kirk (aka Draper) was involved in an accident.
1981: At the 8th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included GENERAL HOSPITAL (Drama Series, Directing), Douglass Watson, Judith Light, Larry Haines and Jane Elliot.
1992: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Brady Black was born.
1995: At the 22nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included GENERAL HOSPITAL (Drama Series, Writing), Justin Deas, Erika Slezak, Jerry verDorn, Rena Sofer, Jonathan Jackson and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
1998: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nina (Tricia Cast) wanted answers from Ryan (Scott Reeves).
2000: At the 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included GENERAL HOSPITAL (Drama Series, Directing), Anthony Geary, Susan Flannery, Shemar Moore, Sarah Brown, David Tom and Camryn Grimes.
2001: Former daytime soap opera writing Pat Falken-Smith died at age 75.
Celebrating a birthday today are:
Marilyn Chris (ex-Wanda, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Edie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 75
Marie Wallace (ex-Molly, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Johnsie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-India, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Megan, DARK SHADOWS) - 74
Archie Manning (Himself, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 64
Leslie Denniston (ex-Carolyn/Karen, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Maeve, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Jessica, RYAN'S HOPE) - 63
Steven Ford (ex-Andy, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 57
Joshua Beckett (ex-Josh, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 48
Cwennen Corral (Maddie, THE CAVANAUGHS)
Drew Fuller (Trevor, ARMY WIVES) - 33
Jessica Fox (Nancy, HOLLYOAKS) - 33
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