Today in Soap Opera History (May 28)

On this date in...

1970: On DARK SHADOWS, Barnabas tried to calm down a distraught Maggie.

1980: Ed anticipated Rita's return home on GUIDING LIGHT.

1982: Elizabeth Berridge aired for the final time as Allison Linden on TEXAS.

1984: Beth and Lujack talked about where they stand on GUIDING LIGHT.

1986: Original AS THE WORLD TURNS cast member Don MacLaughlin died at age 79 shortly after the soap celebrated its 30th Anniversary.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Sally Stark (ex-Sharon, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Trish, GUIDING LIGHT) - 74
Clement von Franckenstein (ex-Guy, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 68
Leah Ayres (ex-Marcia, THE BRADYS) - 55
Kylie Minogue (Charlene, NEIGHBOURS) - 44
Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 38
Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Herself, ALL MY CHILDREN; UGLY BETTY) - 35
Jesse Bradford (ex-Ryan, THE WEST WING) - 33
Emily O'Brien (ex-Jana, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 27
Joseph Cross (ex-Casey, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 26


  1. Big Birthday Greetings To Past & Present Soap Stars Today--Yay!

    Brian :-)

  2. Leah Ayres is best known to soap fans for playing Valerie Bryson on Edge of Night from 1981-1983. She also played Christy Bringham on Love of Life in 1979.