Today in Soap Opera History (January 22)

1980: ATWT''s Jay tried to calm Carol outside the Wade Bookstore
fire.  1986: Dynasty's Krystle battled her look-a-like. 1986: GH's
Frisco worked on the Brownstone murder. 1993: Alison
Sweeney debuted as Sami on Days of our Lives.
"More and more, I tend to read history. I often find it more up to date than the daily newspapers."
― Joe Murray

"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...

1958: On The Edge of Night, Toni Fescina was kidnapped by one of Sgt. Fitzsimmons' (Frank Sutton) goons.

1973: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) felt guilty about agreeing to put Cathy Ryker back on staff.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (January 23-27, 2017)

Ridge crossed the line, and now his secret with Quinn will rock their world.
What's happening on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of January 23-27, 2017? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what happens next.

Monday, January 23
Eric puts Ridge on the spot demanding info about his time with Quinn in San Francisco; Wyatt selflessly gives Steffy what she needs so that she may start the life that she's been wanting with Liam.

Soap of the Week Poll (January 16-20, 2017)


It is time to vote in our new Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. In last week's poll, General Hospital was voted the favorite show by our readers for the seventh consecutive week. General Hospital's Roger Howarth (Franco) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were favorite actor and actress once again, with GH's Franco & Elizabeth repeating as favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Tuesday, January 24 at 4 p.m. ET.



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Today in Soap Opera History (January 21)

1980: As the World Turns' Wade Bookstore caught on fire.
1988: Another World's Mary and Jason were caught in an explosion.
1988: General Hospital's Anna was held hostage.
1997: Sunset Beach's Annie held a gun on Ben.
"More and more, I tend to read history. I often find it more up to date than the daily newspapers."
― Joe Murray

"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...

1966: On Another World, an argument between John and Lee led to a devastating car crash.

1967: Actress Ann Sheridan died at age 51. She played Kathryn Corning in Another World.

Soap of the Week Results (January 9-13, 2017): 'General Hospital' Is Favorite for 7th Straight Week

General Hospital was voted favorite soap opera of the week.
The results are in from the We Love Soaps "Soap of the Week" poll for January 9-13, 2017. ABC's General Hospital was voted favorite soap opera by our readers for the seventh week in a row.

NBC's Days of our Lives came in second, followed by CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful.

The Favorite Couple again this week was General Hospital's Franco & Elizabeth. GH's Roger Howarth (Franco) and Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) were voted Favorite Actor and Favorite Actress.

Check out the complete show ranking below as well as the favorite couples, actors and actresses.

RANKSHOWLAST WEEKTOP 3
1General Hospital (ABC)1269
2Days of our Lives (NBC)2368
3The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)4139
4The Young and the Restless (CBS)3154

Today in Soap Opera History (January 20)

1976: Pat wanted to stop seeing Faith on Ryan's Hope.
1981: Guiding Light's Jennifer made a courtroom confession.
1986: Santa Barbara's Mason was shocked his father was well.
1995: General Hospital's Monica met 11-year-old Emily.
"More and more, I tend to read history. I often find it more up to date than the daily newspapers."
― Joe Murray

"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...

1936: Radio soap opera Dan Harding's Wife premiered. It ran until on NBC Radio until February 10, 1939. Isabel Randolph starred as Rhoda Harding.

1958: On The Edge of Night, Roy Benson called Fitzsimmons to tell him trouble was brewing.

1967: On Another World, Liz (Audra Lindley) encouraged Danny to take Missy and split, even though she couldn't get Fred to help her unlock the trust fund.