Sunday, August 21, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (August 21)

On this date in...

1967: AS THE WORLD TURNS broadcast in color for the first time.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve shot "Tobias" saving Paige in the nick of time. Tobias turned out to be Jed in disguise.

1997: Indian soap opera AMANAT premiered on Zee TV.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Loretta Devine (ex-Adele, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 62
Kate Robbins (ex-Kate, CROSSROADS; ex-Leslie, HOLBY CITY) - 51
Alicia Witt (ex-Cheryl, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Gersten, TWIN PEAKS) - 36
John Brotherton (ex-Jared, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 31
Hayden Panettiere (ex-Lizzie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Sarah, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 22

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