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Today in Soap Opera History (May 8)


On this date in...

1908: DAYS OF OUR LIVES co-creator Ted Corday was born.

1959: The final episode of early radio soap opera ONE MAN'S FAMILY aired on NBC Radio completing a 27 year run.

1964: At the end of the very first week of ANOTHER WORLD, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) told Granny that her parents and Russ drove to Oakdale. AW was originally planned as a spin-off of ATWT before ending up on NBC.

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, Yaeger discovered the chained coffin and prepared to open it.

1985: Actor Dolph Sweet died at age 64. His soap roles included Gil McGowan on ANOTHER WORLD and Harry Constable in THE EDGE OF NIGHT.

1987: Joseph Campanella made his first appearance as Harper Deveraux on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2008: Noelle Beck debuted as Lily Snyder on AS THE WORLD TURNS.



2008: Actress Dorothy Green, who played Jennifer Brooks on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, died at age 88.

2009: Rapper/actor Snoop Dogg made a guest appearance on ONE LIFE TO LIVE.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Eileen Barnett (Stephanie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 67
David Keith (ex-John Allen, LONE STAR) - 59
Melissa Gilbert (ex-Shari, NIP/TUCK) - 49
Cheryl Richardson (ex-Jenny, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 49
Julianne Morris (ex-Greta, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Amy, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 45
Kam Heskin (ex-April, COASTAL DREAMS; ex-Sheridan, PASSIONS; ex-Caitlin, SUNSET BEACH) - 40
Enrique Iglesias (Himself, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 38
Matthew Davis (Alaric, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) - 35
Stephen Amell  (Oliver, ARROW; ex-Scott, PRIVATE PRACTICE; ex-Adam, DANTE'S COVE) - 32
Elyes Gabel (Rahkaro, GAME OF THRONES) - 30

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