|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.
― Oliver Wendell Holmes
"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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1958: On The Edge of Night, Toni Fescina was kidnapped by one of Sgt. Fitzsimmons' (Frank Sutton) goons.
1968: On The Doctors, Dr. Matt Powers (James Pritchett) was upset after reading Bunker's negative article about him and Hope Memorial in the morning paper.
1973: On Another World, Steve (George Reinholt) begged Mary (Virginia Dwyer) and Jim (Hugh Marlowe) not to take Alice's things away as it would remove the last traces of her presence in his house. Over dinner, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) told Eliot (James Douglas) she was no longer in love with Steve and that he never really cared about her.