Friday, December 23, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (December 23)

On this date in...

1964: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, while Gerry McGrath awaited trial for the murder of Dave Hansen, Malcolm (Ed Kemmer) lied to Cookie (Fran Sharon) to make time with Eve Morris.

1981: SEARCH FOR TOMORROW debuted a new opening title sequence (watch below). It ran until February 25, 1986.

1983: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, Sunny (Marcia McCabe) and Hogan (David Forsyth) toasted Christmas with two milk cartons followed by a special closing with "O Holy Night" playing in the background (watch below).

1987: On GUIDING LIGHT, Amanda (Kathleen Cullen) returned surprising Ross.

1992: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Jack had a Christmas Eve warning for Victor.

1995: Belgian television soap opera, THUIS, premiered featuring Pol Goossen, Janine Bischops, Merel De Vilder Robier, Sally-Jane Van Horebeeck, Annick Segal, Monika Van Lierde, Rik Andries and the late Donald Madder.

2009: Spanish soap opera EL COR DE LA CIUTAT (The Heart of the City) aired its final episode after a nine year run.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Susan Lucci (ex-Erica, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 65
John Callahan (ex-Mackenzie, THE BAY; Dr. Baker/ex-Artie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Edmund, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Craig, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Leo, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 58
Martha Byrne (Alexis, ANACOSTIA; Walmart Employee, PRETTY; ex-Andrea, GENERAL HOSPITAL; FCatherine, GOTHAM; ex-Lily/Rose, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 42
Robert Benvenisti (ex-Kevin, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 38

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for these wonderful holiday clips from GL & SFT. These are 2 shows I still miss so much!

    Brian :-)