Today in Soap Opera History (May 28)

1974: The first Daytime Emmys ceremony was held in New York.
1980: All My Children's Benny tried to get Estelle help.
1990: General Hospital's Shep Casey looked familiar to Anna.
2013: The Young and the Restless aired a special Jeanne
Cooper episode.
"If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree."
― Michael Crichton

"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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1968: On The Doctors, Liz (Pamela Toll) reassured Penny (Jami Fields) when they talked about feeling different.

1970: On Dark Shadows, Maggie Collins was trying to preserve her marriage to Quentin (David Selby) unaware his first wife, Angelique, had been brought back from the dead, murdered her twin, Alexis, and assumed her identity in Collinwood to get Quentin back. After he found Maggie reading love letters he wrote to Angelique, Quentin became angry and told the family to cancel the following night's masquerade ball. Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) remained suspicious of "Alexis" when she feigned sympathy over Maggie and Quentin's strained union. After Liz convinced Quentin to continue with the party, "Alexis" and her scheming servant, Hoffman, helped Maggie choose a period dress. Maggie didn't realize that it was Angelique's favorite gown until Quentin saw it on her at the gala and stormed off as "Alexis" savored her moment of triumph.

'The Bold and the Beautiful' Spoilers (May 30-June 3, 2016)

"Are you giving me an ultimatum?" Thomas asks Ridge.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful during the week of May 30-June 3, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, May 30
Sasha refuses to give Maya and Nicole the answers they want regarding her pregnancy.

'General Hospital' Spoilers (May 30-June 3, 2016)

"What I don't understand is why you're questioning me," Hayden tells Jordan.
"when you should be talking to the two people who arrived at my home before
I did."
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek video below to find out what's happening on ABC soap opera General Hospital during the week of May 30-June 3, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, May 30
ABC is airing an encore episode of GH on Memorial Day.

Tuesday, May 31
Sonny makes a surprising gesture; An investigation is launched; Brad has unsettling news.

'The Young and the Restless' Spoilers (May 30-June 3, 2016)

"There's been an accident," Jack tells Jill.
Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek below to find out what's happening on CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless during the week of May 30-June 3, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, May 30
Victoria finds Summer, Luca, and a woman in her office; Billy wants information from Natalie; Luca has surprising news for Noah; Sharon worries about Nick's bond with Christian.

Kirsten Storms Leaving 'General Hospital' as Maxie Jones Temporarily, Being Replaced by 'Days of our Lives' Star Molly Burnett

Molly Burnett will temporarily replace Kirsten Storms as Maxie on GH.
Kirsten Storms is taking a temporarily leave of absence from ABC soap opera General Hospital, according to Daytime Confidential's Jamey Giddens. While Storms is off the show, the role of Maxie Jones will be played by Days of our Lives alum Molly Burnett (Melanie Jonas).

Burnett will first air in July.

This is not the first time Storms has taken a leave from GH. Maxie was temporarily played by Jen Lilley (now Days' Theresa) from September 2011 to August 2012.



'Days of our Lives' Spoilers (May 30-June 3, 2016)

Joey takes responsibility for his actions and faces the consequences.
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Check out the day-to-day spoilers and a sneak peek below to find out what's happening on NBC soap opera Days of our Lives during the week of May 30-June 3, 2016.

[SPOILER ALERT]

Monday, May 30
Days is pre-empted due to NBC coverage of the 2016 French Open Tennis Championship.

Tuesday, May 31
Hope comforts a distraught Aiden; Adriana makes a mysterious phone call, summoning someone to town; Joey takes a dark turn and robs a souvenir shop for Jade; Kayla seeks comfort in Fynn's arms.