|1984: Days' Carrie decided where to live. 1985: The freedom|
flag was raised in GH's Asian Quarter. 1998: GL's Danny and
Michelle shared their first kiss. 2001: ATWT's Barbara and
James plotted against Carly, Emily and Rose.
― Will Durant
"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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1946: On Life Can Be Beautiful, Stanley (Ralph Locke) tried to take charge of Chichi's (Alice Reinheart) affairs, but Chichi refused. She had her own ideas.
1964: On Peyton Place, Leslie (Paul Langton) became incensed when Betty (Barbara Parkins) insisted she was going to remain Mrs. Rodney Harrington. Leslie asked Betty's father, George Anderson (Henry Beckman), to talk some sense into her.