Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (January 26)

Happy Australia Day! Our friend and contributor Nelson Aspen adds, "As an honorary Aussie for the last nine (!) years, please wish all the WLS readers a HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY from me, too! 'Good on ya, mates!'"

On this date in...

1967: Jordan Charney debuted as Sam Lucas on ANOTHER WORLD. Sam married Lahoma Vane (Ann Wedgeworth) in 1969 and the two of them moved to SOMERSET in 1970.

1972: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Adam urged Bill to search the house one more time just to make sure Frank Sloane wasn't hiding there.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Noah's trial continued. Watch the episode below:

1998: VERANO DEL '98 (Endless Summer), an Argentine telenovela, premiered on Telefe television.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Anne Jeffreys (ex-Amanda, PORT CHARLES/GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Sylvia, BRIGHT PROMISE) - 89
Walt Willey (ex-Jackson, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Joe, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Jim, ANOTHER WORLD) - 61
Allison Hossack (ex-Olivia, ANOTHER WORLD) - 47
Michael O'Hearn (ex-Luke, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 43
Tracy Middendorf (Babbette, BOARDWALK EMPIRE; ex-Laura, BEVERLY HILLS 90210; ex-Carrie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 42
Gilles Marini (Angelo, SWITCHED AT BIRTH; ex-Luc, BROTHERS & SISTERS; ex-Jean Claude, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 36
Kelly Stables (ex-Teenage Bobbie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 35
Sara Rue (ex-Penny, EASTWICK) - 33
Kelli Barrett (ex-Maddie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 28
Rebecca Ritters (ex-Hannah, NEIGHBOURS; ex-Jules, CORONATION STREET) - 28

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