Today in Soap Opera History (October 10)

On this date in...

1913: Longtime ONE LIFE TO LIVE director David Pressman was born on this day. He would have turned 98 this year but sadly passed away on August 29. Read his obit here.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, despite Lauren's objections, she and Paul have Sheila and Scott over for dinner.

1995: On ANOTHER WORLD, Nick and Maggie (birthday girl Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) get close in the barn.

2004: Former soap star Christopher Reeve (featured in the video below) passed away at age 52. He played Ben Harper on LOVE OF LIVE in the mid-1970s.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Walter Mathews (ex-Clyde, GENERAL HOSPITAL)- 85
Peter White (ex-Linc, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Jerry, THE SECRET STORM; ex-Sanford, LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING; ex-Breslin, DALLAS) - 74
Helmut Huber (Susan Lucci's husband) - 74
J. Eddie Peck (ex-Jake, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Cole, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Hawk, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 53
Martin Kemp (ex-Steve, EASTENDERS) - 50
Mario Lopez (ex-Mike, NIP/TUCK; ex-Christian, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 38
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe (ex-Maggie, ANOTHER WORLD) - 33
Aimee Teegarden (Julie, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) - 22
Louisa Lytton (ex-Ruby, EASTENDERS) - 22

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