|1988: Kayla and Steve were married on Days of|
- 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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1966: On Dark Shadows, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) accused Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) of knowing something about her past.
1979: Oscar nominee Quinn Redeker debuted as Alex Marshall in Days of our Lives. It wasn't long before he was dating DAYS co-star Deidre Hall (Marlena).
1980: Caryn Richman and Randy Hamilton debuted on Another World as their Texas characters Elena and Rikki Dekker. Elena sang at Mike Marshall's funeral. Texas premiered on August 4th.
1984: Jermaine Jackson and Whitney Houston taped their August guest appearance at the As the World Turns studio in New York.