Today in Soap Opera History (June 24)

1966: Final episode of ABC's Never Too Young. 1983: Guiding
Light's Nola & Quint were married. 1987: As the World Turns'
Iva blurted out the truth about Lily. 1999: A gorilla plotted
to interrupt Cass & Lila's wedding on Another World.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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: Procter & Gamble radio soap opera Life Can Be Beautiful moved to the 3 p.m. ET timeslot on the NBC Radio network. The show had always run in the mornings previously. It would remain in this new timeslot until it went off the air in 1954.

1963: On Ben Jerrod, Abel Forsyte (Don Collier) made a surprising discovery.

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Another World's John
& Pat were married.
1965: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) married John Randolph (Michael M. Ryan) in the Matthews living room with Reverend Carlson officiating.

1966: On The Guiding Light, Johnny Fletcher (Don Scardino) wanted to move out.

1966: ABC aired the final episode of daytime soap opera Never Too Young.   The series, written by David Robert Kanter and Ron Sproat., starred Tony Dow as Chet, Cindy Carol as Susan, David Watson as Alfy, Jaclyn Carmichael as Joy, Norman Rambo as Tim, Michael Blodgett as Tad, Pat Connolly as Barbara, Tommy Rettig as JoJo, Patrice Wymore as Rhoda, and John Lupton as Frank..  ABC replaced Never Too Young with Dark Shadows in its afternoon lineup the following Monday.

Today in Soap Opera History (June 23)

1976: Days of our Lives' Marlena met Don Craig.
1982: General Hospital's Luke asked a favor from a prince.
1986: Santa Barbara's Santana did a striptease.
1999: Another World's Cass and Felicia were trapped.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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...
1965: On Another World, Jim (Shepperd Strudwick) walked Pat (Susan Trustman) down the aisle for her wedding to John (Michael M. Ryan).

1968: On Dark Shadows, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) entered the door to the old house in her dream and found an apparently dead Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) on the floor.

1970: On Days of our Lives, Doug (Bill Hayes) and Julie (Susan Seaforth) shared their first kiss.

Today in Soap Opera History (June 22)

1967: Dark Shadows' Elizabeth confessed to murder.
1981: General Hospital's Luke was drugged.
1987: Jess Walton debuted as Jill on The Young and the Restless.
1993: All My Children's Erica married Dimitri.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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...

1956: The final episode of radio soap opera Young Widder Brown aired on NBC Radio, completing a 22-year run. The show's epigraph: "Again we present the moving human drama of a woman's heart and a mother's love -- Young Widder Brown. In the little town of Simpsonville, attractive Ellen Brown, with two children to support, faces the question of what she owes to them and what she owes to herself. Here's the story of life and love as we all know it."

1966: On The Guiding Light, Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) confronted Maggie about her affair with Bill.

PHOTOS: Don Diamont Signs His New Book, 'My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other'

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos
Actor Don Diamont, who plays (Dollar) Bill Spencer on CBS soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful Don Diamont, visitted New Jersey recently to sign his new book, "My Seven Sons and How We Raised Each Other: (They Only Drive Me Crazy 30% of the Time)."

Diamont participated in a Question and Answer session with fans and signed copies of the book on May 31 at Books & Greetings in Northvale.

Check out more photos from the event below.

Today in Soap Opera History (June 21)

1976: Deidre Hall debuted on Days of our Lives.
1984: Guiding Light's Billy was out to destroy Reva.
1993: Days' Lucas and Sami went on their first date.
All My Children's Erica got emotional with her friends.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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...

1952: The first television version of One Man's Family aired for the final time. The once-a-week primetime take-off of the popular radio soap opera was brought back to TV in 1954 as a daily afternoon serial.

1966: Edward Mallory debuted as Bill Horton on Days of our Lives.

1976: Deidre Hall debuted as Dr. Marlena Evans on Days of our Lives. In the episode, Mickey Horton (John Clarke) was in a sanitarium and Marlena as the psychiatrist that treated him.

The closing credits in the clip below are from an episode shortly after Hall's arrival.

Kiara Barnes Joining 'The Bold and the Beautiful' as Zoe

Actress, model and singer Kiara Barnes has joined the cast of CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as Zoe.

Zoe, a contract role, is a mystery woman who has a secret past with a core character. Could it be the newly arrived Xander Avant (Adain Bradley)? Stay tuned.

In April, Barnes released an EP, "Sirens to the Moon," on iTunes and Spotify.

She was also featured in a recent Abercrombie & Fitch ad.