Today in Soap Opera History (November 19)

On this date in...

1957: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Mike tried to convince a distraught Roger that he should admire Mary for what she did.

1976: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, Eunice died. The clip below is of Eunice (Ann Williams) being shot by Morgan Fairchild's Jennifer the previous week.

1981: Elizabeth Taylor aired for the final time as Helena on GENERAL HOSPITAL.

1981: Harley Kozak debuted on TEXAS as Brette Wheeler.

2010: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Ryan and Greenlee broke the news that Zach's plane exploded.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Glynnis O'Connor (ex-Margo/Dee, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 54
Allison Janney (ex-Ginger, GUIDING LIGHT) - 52
Meg Ryan (ex-Betsy, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 50
Nicole Forester (ex-Cassie, GUIDING LIGHT) - 39

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