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Today in Soap Opera History (May 19)

1967: Dark Shadows' Maggie disappeared from the hospital.
1980: Edge of Night's "Kirk" (aka Draper) was hit by a car.
1992: Days of our Lives' Brady was born. 1994: General
Hospital's Tony listened to B.J.'s heart in Maxie.
"The whole past is the procession of the present."
- Thomas Carlyle

"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.

On this date in...

1964: On Another World, Janet (Liza Chapman) learned that her father, Will, had a cardiac condition for the past five years which he kept secret from his family. Note: Another World began just after Will's death.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) disappeared from Collinsport Hospital.

Today in Soap Opera History (May 19)


On this date in...

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Janet (Liza Chapman) learned that Will had a cardiac condition for the past five years which he kept secret from his family.

Doug Davidson
1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) disappeared from Collinsport Hospital.

1976: At the 3rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included ANOTHER WORLD (Drama Series), Larry Haines and Helen Gallagher.

1978: Doug Davidson made his first appearance on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS in the role of Paul Williams. Happy 35th Anniversary, Doug! He is now the longest-running cast member at Y&R. Check out a video retrospective of Davdison's work at Y&R below made by a fan:

FLASHBACK: What's next at 'General Hospital'? After Luke & Laura's Wedding 1981

What's next at 'General Hospital'?

By Jay Maeder
Knight-Ridder
November 15, 1981

Hey, all the kids want to do is quietly get married and live happily ever after. But Luke and Laura are famous now and everything's suddenly bigger than the both of them, and the telephones keep ringing and ringing and ringing and there's no peace and quiet anywhere and everybody is pulling and pushing and it's starting to look as if practically everybody is coming to this wedding. Elizabeth Taylor is coming, for God's sake. Why, this wedding is about the biggest thing ever to happen in Port Charles.