Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Today in Soap Opera History (December 28)

On this date in...

1964: A FLAME IN THE WIND debuted on ABC Daytime. It lasted just under two years.

1984: THE EDGE OF NIGHT aired its final episode.

1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva and Josh wanted answers from Alan.

2002: HONG KONG soap VIRTUES OF HARMONY aired its final episode.

2008: France's SOUS LE SOLEIL aired its last episode.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
William Bassett (ex-Wolfgang, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Phillip, RITUALS; ex-Pete, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 76
Fay Hauser (ex-Salena, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Annie, DALLAS) - 63
Terri Garber (ex-Iris, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Allison, TEXAS; ex-Victoria, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Suzanne, SANTA BARBARA; ex- Leslie, DYNASTY) - 51
Aaron Stanford (Seymour, NIKITA) - 35
Bree Williamson (Jessica, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 30
Thomas Dekker (Adam, THE SECRET CIRCLE; ex-Phillip, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 24

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  1. Was it really 27 years ago that Edge of Night aired its final episode? 27 years!

    I still have that final 2 weeks of episodes on tape. Transferred them to DVD a few years ago and rewatched it all. Was such a nice farewell episode. Tied up everything with the characters nicely but also created a new mystery in the final few minutes to let us know the characters would live on even if we wouldn't see them again.

  2. I still miss Edge so much after all these years--sigh!