Thursday, March 29, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (March 29)

On this date in...

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Maggie began to figure out what went down between her father and Roger 10 years ago.

1979: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris informed Brian that Elena intended to seduce both their sons.

1982: SEARCH FOR TOMORROW aired its first episode on NBC after nearly 31 years on CBS.

1982: CAPITOL aired its first episode in its regular daytime time slot.

1986: Con Roche returned to AS THE WORLD TURNS as Rick Ryan.

1993: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Jack watched while Billie was on a hot streak playing poker.

2005: On GENERAL HOPSITAL, Jason and Sam met in the park.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Scott Wilson (Hershel, THE WALKING DEAD) - 70
Dianne Kay (ex-Jennifer, GLITTER; ex-Annabelle, FLAMINGO ROAD) - 60
Christopher Lawford (ex-Charlie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 56
Terri Ivens (ex-Simone, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 45
Lucy Lawless (Marybeth, THE L WORD) - 44
Marnie Saitta (ex-Casting Director, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 43
Todd Grinnell (ex-Alex, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 36
Megan Hilty (Ivy, SMASH) - 31

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