Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (April 3)

On this date in...

1956: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, when Mattie Lane's (BETTY GARDE) $20 dissappeared from her sewing machine, tension arose between Sarah (Teal Ames) and Mike (John Larkin) since both Mike and Sarah, especially Mike, suspected Jack (Don Hastings), Mattie's youngest son and Sarah's wannabe bad brother, as the culprit.

1970: On ANOTHER WORLD, Liz emceed a fashion show which featured Rachel, Lenore, Pat, Peggy, Lahoma, Susan and Alice as models. Lahoma told Pat about life in Somerset, then bit her tongue when she compared India Delaney to Liz. Alice's dressing-down of Rachel was interrupted by Pat collapsing on the runway. Liz let Lahoma know that Missy will be staying put in Bay City.

1972: RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE, a spin-off of the primetime hit, premiered on NBC Daytime and ran until January 4, 1974.

1975: Cory Publishing was mentioned for the first time on ANOTHER WORLD.

1985: On DYNASTY, Sammy Jo met her real father, Daniel Reece.

1986: On KNOTS LANDING, Greg asked Laura to marry him.

1992: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Victor and Nikki tried to figure out how to handle the Victoria and Ryan situation.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Eric Braeden (Victor, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 71
Billy Hayes (ex-Len, CAPITOL) - 65
Gregg Marx (ex-Tom, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-David, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 57
Alec Baldwin (ex-Billy, THE DOCTORS; ex-Joshua, KNOTS LANDING) - 54
Mark Dobies (ex-Daniel, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Noah, GUIDING LIGHT) - 53
Laura Bryan Birn (ex-Lynne, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 47
Michael Malone (ex-Val, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 44
Jennie Garth (ex-Kelly, 90210/BEVERLY HILLS, 90210) - 40
Chrissie Fit (Mercedes, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 28

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1 comment:

  1. Big Birthday Love To All These Wonderful Soap Stars!

    Brian :-)