Today in Soap Opera History (January 6)

On this date in...

1972: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Liz phoned Jim to say she's on her way back to Monticello with Orin, who stared blankly ahead from his wheelchair.

1975: ANOTHER WORLD expanded to an hour full-time, the first daytime soap opera to go to 60 minutes daily. Liz told Alice it was all over between her and Mac thanks to Rachel. Iris promised Mac to do everything she could to make Rachel feel comfortable. Rachel agreed to let Mac handle Jamie's visits with Steve. Robert and Lenore spied on them from across the restaurant as Mac told Rachel that after many lonely years he had found in her something to look forward to.

On May 3, 1974, the show had aired a one hour special featuring Steve and Alice's wedding. It did well leading to the decision to go to 60 minutes full-time.

1987: On GUIDING LIGHT, Alexandra remembered good and bad times with Simon.

1997: Aaron Spelling's SUNSET BEACH premiered on NBC.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Michael Wilding Jr. (ex-Jackson, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Alex, DALLAS) - 59
Andrea Thompson (ex-Genele, FALCON CREST) - 52
Scott Bryce (ex-Craig, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Dr. Crosby, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 54
Daniel Pintauro (ex-Paul, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 36

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1 comment:

  1. I'm sending warm birthday greetings to all these wonderful stars who appeared on these wonderful memorable series!

    Brian :-)