Today in Soap Opera History (April 6)

On this date in...

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Liz's reasons for inviting Willie and Jason to live at Collinwood were questioned.

1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mac wondered to Rachel and Scott if Iris married Robert so quickly because she knew Clarice was pregnant.

1992: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Lauren was stunned when Scott told her that Sheila came back from Michigan the day after she gave birth to Scotty.

1992: South African soap opera EGOLI: PLACE OF GOLD premiered on M-Net.

2004: Joan Van Ark debuted as Gloria in THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS.

2009: On GUIDING LIGHT, Olivia and Natalia shopped for a dress for Natalia's upcoming wedding to Frank.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Roy Thinnes (ex-Roger/Rev. Trask, DARK SHADOWS; ex-Nick, FALCON CREST; ex-Phil, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 74
Billy Dee Williams (Bo, DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM; ex-Touissant, GENERAL HOSPITAL/GH: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Jim, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Brady, DYNASTY) - 75
Judith McConnell (ex-Sophia, SANTA BARBARA, ex-Eva, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Miranda, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Valerie, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Augusta, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 68
Patrika Darbo (Dr. FREED, MISS BEHAVE; ex-Nancy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 64
Susan Miller (Creator/Producer, ANYONE BUT ME; BESTSELLERS)
Candace Cameron Bure (Summer, MAKE IT OR BREAK IT) - 36
Teddy Sears (ex-Chad, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 35
Emily Allyn Barth (ex-Mary, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 32

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1 comment:

  1. Mmm, Phil and Augusta share the same Birthday! FYI..Augusta murdered Phil!