|1982: GH's Luke ran into his old friend, Johnny. 1983: KL's Ciji|
was found dead. & 1987: RH's Max Dubujak fell to his "death".
1998: AW's Shane Roberts died following a car crash.
― 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.
On this date in...
1953: On The Guiding Light, sBert (Charita Bauer) told Papa Bauer (Theo Goetz) that she was worried Bill (Lyle Sudrow) might have an affair with Gloria LaRue or even return to the bottle. Later, Papa advised Bill to be more loving and patient with Bert. Bill admitted he's not sure how faithful he could be to Bert with her domineering ways interfering.
1961: On The Edge of Night, Sara Karr (Teal Ames) ran out of the house after her two-year-old, Laurie (Victoria Larkin), had wandered into the street, followed by the sound of screeching tires and an impact.
1972: Robin Strasser returned to the role of Rachel Clark on Another World after leaving the soap two months earlier in December 1971. The announcer said: "Today, Another World welcomes back Robin Strasser in the role of Rachel."