Monday, August 8, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (August 8)

On this date in...

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper received the news that he did not get the job with Seward, Paxton & Whiteside.

1994: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Lesley Lu "Lulu" Spencer was born. EDITOR'S NOTE: They grow up so fast.

1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Trevor told Michael's class about Vietnam. Watch it here.

2006: ABC announced they were changing UGLY BETTY's timeslot before the show had even premiered moving it to Thursday instead of Friday.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Dustin Hoffman (Chester, LUCK) - 74
Veronica Redd (ex-Maimie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 63
Keith Carradine (ex-Wild Bill, DEADWOOD; ex-Frank, DEXTER) - 62
Steve Callahan (ex-Police Officer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 44
Chris Beetem (ex-Tate, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Jordan, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 42
Enzo Cilenti (ex-Carlo, MI-5) - 37
Tawny Cypress (ex-Brenda, ARMY WIVES; ex-Simone, HEROES; ex-Shambala, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 35
Lindsay Sloane (ex-Marcy, GROSSE POINT) - 34
Michael Urie (ex-Marc, UGLY BETTY) - 31
Guy Burnet (ex-Craig, HOLLYOAKS) - 28
Peyton List (ex-Lucy, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 25
Laura Wiggins (Karen, SHAMELESS; Lisa, PRIVATE PRACTICE) - 23
Jake Goldsbie (ex-Toby, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) - 23

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a piece of soap opera history for this daily column, please email it to [email protected].

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