Today in Soap Opera History (January 23)

1970: The Doctors' Julie stirred up trouble at Hope Memorial.
1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith realized what Kenneth was up to.
1981: Another World's Mac pleaded with Mitch for help.
2006: General Hospital's Bobbie threatened Tracy.
"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."
― 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.

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1939: Time magazine published a story about radio soap creators, Frank and Anne Hummert, explaining their prolific serial production operation (Blackett-Sample-Hummert Inc.). "By hiring dialogue writers, and not creators, the Hummerts save lots of money. Most serial writers in radio command $200 to $400 a week. For The Goldbergs, Gertrude Berg gets about $2,000. The Hummerts pay a minimum $25 per 15-minute script. Since most Hummert ghosts are glad to add caviar to bread-&-butter from other jobs, they have seldom squawked." Read the entire article here.

1968: On Another World, Mitchell Dru (Geoffrey Lumb, who also played the character on both As the World Turns and The Brighter Day) advised Alice Matthews (Jacqueline Courtney) not to conjure up trouble between her brother, Russ (Sam Groom), and his new wife, Rachel (Robin Strasser).

1970: On The Doctors, when Julie Forrest (Ginger Gerlach) helped nurse Amanda Buckley (Esther Benson) break into a lock box at the hospital, they found a coded list of illegal abortions.

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.
"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."
― 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...

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

1975: On The Doctors, Dr. Karen Werner (Laryssa Lauret) fantasized about living with Erich (Keith Blanchard) in Germany.

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.
"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."
― 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...

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.

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.
"Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."
― 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...

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.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (January 22-26, 2018)

What's coming up on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of January 22-26, 2018? Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out.

Monday, January 22
Ridge has a major meltdown upon learning of Steffy and Bill's night together; Hope pays Liam a visit and fills him in on what's happened in her life since she left Los Angeles.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (January 22-26, 2018)

What's happening on General Hospital during the week of January 22-26, 2018? Check out the day-to-day spoilers below to find out.

Monday, January 22
Anna pleads with Sonny; Jordan feels concerned; Laura updates Lulu; Bobbie runs into Nelle; Carly decides to take matters into her own hands.