Today in Soap Opera History (August 27)

1986: Ryan had a memory on RYAN'S HOPE. 1986: Patch was
there for Hope on DAYS. 1996: Bay City was hot on Fax Newman's
trail on ANOTHER WORLD.  Antonio was in jail on OLTL.
"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times."
-Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1974: On ANOTHER WORLD, Steve (George Reinholt) talked Janice (Victoria Thompson) into staying in Bay City.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Emily Michaels (Margo McKenna) was in a catatonic state.



1983: Former DARK SHADOWS writer Francis Swann died at age 70.

1984: Elaine Princi debuted as Linda Anderson in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1986: On RYAN'S HOPE, Ryan (Yasmine Bleeth) remembered she had seen Vinnie at the bus stop.



1986: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Steve (Stephen Nichols) sat by Hope's (Kristian Alfonso) bedside as she waited for a call from Bo (Peter Reckell).



1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Trevor was unhappy with his diagnosis.



1996: On ANOTHER WORLD, on the night of the hospital gala Fax Newman (Nick Gregory) tried to kill again.



1996: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Carlotta (Patricia Mauceri) was shocked to find out Antonio (Kamar de los Reyes) had been picked up by the police last night.



2001: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, at Mary's house, Isabella (Eva Longoria) smashed Paul and Christine's wedding photo.

2010: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Barbara (Colleen Zenk) and Henry (Trent Dawson) were married.



Celebrating a birthday today are:
Anne Whitfield (ex-Barbara, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 77
Michael Maitland (ex-Bruce, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-Michael, DARK SHADOWS; ex-Tommy, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 57
Robert Bogue (ex-Mallet, GUIDING LIGHT) - 49
Chandra Wilson (Miranda, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 44
Aaron Paul (Jesse, BREAKING BAD; ex-Adrian, GUIDING LIGHT) - 34
Kyle Lowder (Andrew, DEVANITY; ex-Rick, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Brady, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 33
Karla Mosley (Maya, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Christina, GUIDING LIGHT) - 32
Patrick J. Adams (ex-Nathan, LUCK; ex-Peter, LOST; ex-Matt, JACK & BOBBY) - 32
Kayla Ewell (Vicki, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES; ex-Caitlin, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 28
Francisco San Martin (ex-Dario, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 28
Blake Jenner (Ryder, GLEE) - 21

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