Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (April 24)

1978: Ryan's Hope's Pat called Delia on her miscarriage deception.
1987: Days of our Lives' Patch made chili.
2007: All My Children's Zoe performed.
2009: Drew Garrett debuted as Michael on General Hospital.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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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1959: NBC Radio soap The Woman in My House aired its final episode after an eight year run. One Man's Family creator Carlton E. Morse produced WIMH about the Carter family of Miami.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (April 23)

1968: Dark Shadows' Angelique appeared to Barnabas in a dream.
1986: Santa Barbara's Pearl remembered his name under hypnosis.
2002: Passions' Sheridan came face to face with Luis.
2008: As the World Turns' Luke and Noah shared a kiss.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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 Dark Shadows, Angelique Bouchard Collins (Lara Parker) appeared to Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) in a dream and told him that he could not escape her or her revenge. She warned him to beware of dreams, as that is the way the curse would return to him.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (April 22)

1985: Guiding Light's India discovered Floyd was a killer.
1986: Santa Barbara's Kirk was released from the hospital.
1996: Days of our Lives' Kristen saw The Woman in White.
2008: As the World Turns' Lily left Oakdale.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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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1938: The Life of Mary Sothern ended its run on CBS Radio. The show continued in transcription form for four more years.

1963: On The Edge of Night, Nancy Pollock (Ann Flood) and Mike Karr (Laurence Hugo) were married.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (April 21)

1961: ATWT's Penny wasn't sure about Ellen's custody case.
1967: Dark Shadows' Barnabas met Roger and Carolyn.
1978: Faith and Tom were married on Ryan's Hope.
1983: All My Children's Angie and Jesse enjoyed married life.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1961: On As the World Turns, Penny (Rosemary Prinz) told Ellen (Patricia Bruder) the Bakers had extended the lease of the house she and Jeff lived in. Penny question whether Ellen should continue her custody battle, especially after Mitchell Dru told her she didn't have a case. Later, Ellen asked Don Hughes for help with her case.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Soap of the Week Poll (April 15-19, 2019)


It is time to vote in our new Soap of the Week reader poll! Vote for the daytime drama, actor, actress and couple that were your favorites this week. In our last poll, Days of our Lives was voted the favorite show by our readers for the 28th week in a row. Days' Chandler Massey (Will) and Camila Banus (Gabi) were favorite actor and actress, while Days' Will & Sonny were favorite couple.

You can vote for your favorites below (one vote per person per day). This week's poll closes on Tuesday, April 23 at 4 p.m. ET.

Today in Soap Opera History (April 20)

1970: Days of our Lives' Julie married Scott.
1978: Ryan's Hope's Faith prepared to married Tom.
1981: Dynasty's first season ended with the return of Alexis.
1987: Days of our Lives' Bo & Hope left Salem.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1942: The Second Mrs. Burton premiered on the Blue Network. The radio soap opera had previously aired on CBS Radio, and would return to CBS four months later.

1970: On Days of our Lives, Julie (Susan Seaforth) finally settled the score with former best friend Susan Martin (Denise Alexander) by marrying the man Susan loved, Scott Banning (Mike Farrell).

Thanks to Scott for sending in the item above.

1978: On Ryan's Hope, Pat (Malcolm Groome) arrived in the middle of Faith's (Karen Morris) wedding to Tom Desmond (Thomas MacGreevy).