|1984: Charles Shaughnessy debuted as Shane Donovan on Days |
of our Lives. 1990: Another World's Frankie and Cass married.
2003: Guiding Light's Ben Reade died. 2008: Molly Burnett made
her first appearance as Melanie on Days.
- Alexis de Tocqueville
"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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1967: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) admitted to Mary (Virginia Dwyer) that she had kissed Mike Bauer (Gary Pillar) in the park before he left Bay City.
1967: On Dark Shadows, Willie admitted to Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) he was trying to tell Victoria the truth about him.