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Today in Soap Opera History (December 31)

Four NBC daytime soap operas aired for the final time on
December 31st: Somerset (1976), Texas (1982), The
Doctors
(1982) and Sunset Beach (1999).
"A page of history is worth a pound of logic."
― 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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1965: On Scarlett Hill, Kate (Beth Lockerbie) and Pearl discussed their fears that Ruth was only marrying Mr. Quill for his money. Sheila became extremely rude to Pearl when Pearl tried to show her pictures of the five-year-old she was about to adopt. Sheila revealed a bit of her tragic life to Stan. Ruth openly admitted to Kate that she was only getting married for the money, knowing there was nothing Kate could do to stop her, and Ruth discovered the recording device Pearl planted in the hopes of catching the avaricious woman's plans on tape.

Today in Soap Opera History (December 29)

1967: Days' Mickey and Laura were married. 1975: AW's
Marianne had an abortion.  1982: KVIK hosted a telethon
on Texas.  1995: GH's Ned found Jason unconscious after
he was thrown from a drunk AJ's car.
"A page of history is worth a pound of logic."
― 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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1961: NBC aired the final episode of From These Roots after a three and a half year run. FTR actress Ann Flood starred as Liz, a successful writer who had returned to her New England hometown of Strathfield to run her family's newspaper, the Strathfield Record.  The cast included Robert Mandan (Sam), Millette Alexander (Gloria) and Barbara Berjer (Lynn).

1967: On The Edge of Night, Julie Jamison (Millette Alexander) could not escape from the menacing Harry Constable.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Mickey Horton (John Clarke) married Laura Spencer (Susan Flannery) in a church wedding. Susan Martin (Denise Alexander) was honor attendant.

Today in Soap Opera History (November 12)

1981: Another World's Clarice was raped by Jerry. 1993: General
Hospital's
Luke and Laura paid a visit to Bill Eckert.  2004: Days
of our Lives'
Abby reunited with Jennifer. 2008: ABC aired the
10,000th episode of All My Children.
"History never looks like history when you are living through it."
― John W. Gardner

"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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Mike (John Larkin) devised a plan to trick Irene into leading the police to Mary.

1965: On Days of our Lives, Julie Olson (Charla Doherty) paid a visit to her aunt, Marie Horton. Craig Merritt also visited Marie, his future daughter-in-law. Julie's father, Ben, had a fight with her lawyer and uncle, Mickey (John Clarke), over a case concerning a fur Julie allegedly stole. Craig's son, Tony, called Marie from Boston, but chose not to tell her that something was wrong.

Today in Soap Opera History (October 12)

1953: VALIANT LADY premiered. 1979: Lisa Colman was spooked
on ATWT. 1981: David Canary debuted on AW. 1993: DAYS'
Jack Deveraux left Salem.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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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1950: NBC aired the final primetime episode of Hawkins Falls, one of network television's first successful soap operas. The show premiered in June 1950 as an hour-long weekly nighttime drama in a summer replacement slot but was cut back to a half-hour in August until the end of its run. Hawkins Falls returned to the air in April 1951 as a fifteen-minute weekday soap for NBC.

1953: Daytime soap opera Valiant Lady premiered on CBS-TV. The series was created by Adrian Spies and written by Charles Elwyn. Helen Emerson was the central character during the show's four year run and was played by two actresses along the way, Nancy Coleman and Flora Campbell. As the World Turns legend Helen Wagner played Jane Lyman for a year.

Today in Soap Opera History (September 18)

2009: CBS aired the final episode of GUIDING LIGHT.
"History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future."
― Robert Penn Warren

"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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1967: Love is a Many Splendored Thing premiered on CBS. The show, created by Irna Phillips, ran until March 23, 1973. In its finale months, Linda Fidler Wendell took over as executive producer.

1968: On Peyton Place, a confused Tom (Robert Hogan) returned home and announced he was divorcing Susan.

Today in Soap Opera History (August 11)

1986: Another World's Zane died after being hit by a stray
bullet in a police shootout with Herman Ludwig.
Zane had married Felicia Gallant six months earlier.
"To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"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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1967: ABC broadcast Dark Shadows in black and while for the final time. The episode was actually the first one shot in color but ABC aired it in black and white (a Friday episode). Having fainted at the sight of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) began to remember what happened to her. Before she could reveal Barnabas' vampiric activity, she was placed under a hypnotic spell by Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall).

Today in Soap Opera History (August 9)

1968: Dark Shadows' Liz lied to protect David. 1984: Guiding 
Light's Alex and Beth were held hostage by Darcy. 1994: All 
My Children's Kendall crashed Mona's funeral. 1994: One Life 
to Live's Todd met Blair.
"To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"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, to protect David, Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) lied to Constable Jonas Carter (Michael Currie ) when she told him they had discovered the bleeder valve fell off by itself.

Today in Soap Opera History (August 8)

1984: Guiding Light's Darcy held Beth and Alexandra hostage.
1984: Santa Barbara's Jade was upset when her brother was
called "Killer Perkins". 1985: Mike Horton arrived in Salem.
1994: General Hospital's Lulu was born.
"To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"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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1968: On Another World, John (Michael M. Ryan) managed to make Lee (Barbara Rodell) believe he still loved her.

1979: On The Edge of Night, Margo (Ann Williams) reminded David he owed her a favor. David later told Draper (Tony Craig) he did not get the job with Seward, Paxton & Whiteside.

Today in Soap Opera History (August 6)

1980: It was "Fascination" as  General Hospital's Luke and
Laura danced through Wyndham's department store.
"To believe what has not occurred in history will not occur at all, is to argue disbelief in the dignity of man."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"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...

1928: Real Folks from Thompkins Corner, one of the earliest documented radio serials, premiered on NBC.

1968: On Another World, Liz (Audra Lindley) cried to Bill and Missy that they would have been happier if she had died of her heart attack.

1968: On Dark Shadows, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) recognized Adam (Robert Rodan), who took her hostage as she was walking home from the Old House.

1979: On The Edge of Night, Louise tried to kill Paige (Margaret Colin).