Today in Soap Opera History (August 19)

On this date in...

1953: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, Nathan tried to talk Arthur into seeing Joanne and Patti. Watch below.

1996: Frankie Frame was brutally murdered on ANOTHER WORLD by Fax Newman.

2005: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Chelsea yelled at Billie for embarrasing her.

2008: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, life was complicated for Luli at Shadybrook.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jonathan Frakes (ex-Tom, THE DOCTORS; ex-Sandy, PAPER DOLLS; ex-Damon, FALCON CREST) - 59
Peter Gallagher (ex-Chuck, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Sandy, THE O.C.) - 56
Paul Satterfield (ex-Spencer, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Pierce, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Paul, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 51
John Stamos (ex-Blackie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 48
Kyra Sedgwick (ex-Julia, ANOTHER WORLD) - 46
David Gregory (Ford, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 26

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  1. Though I'd rather forget I know I never will. On this date in 1996 Another World did the unthinkable....The brutal murder of our beloved Frankie Frame(played by Alice Barrett) changed this soap forever(and not for the better) and for many fans signaled the beginning of the end for the venerable daytime drama.

  2. Good one. Or actually bad one. :( I'm going to add that in for future reference.