Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (May 30)

On this date in...

1938: Radio soap opera JOYCE JORDAN, M.D. debuted on the Mutual Network. Elspeth Eric was the original Joyce who worked at Heights Hospital. Other cast members during the show's run included Bill Johnstone and Agnes Moorehead.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS,  Roger promised to stand by Liz.

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Iris was annoyed by Louise's new-found scruples.

1995: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Marlena's exorcism began.

2003: The revival of the UK's CROSSROADS aired its final episode.

2006: James Scott debuted as EJ DiMera on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2008: Greek soap opera EROTAS aired its last episode.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Scott Holmes (ex-Tom, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Dave, RYAN'S HOPE) - 60
Colm Meaney (Doc, HELL ON WHEELS; ex-Patrick, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 59
Ted McGinley (ex-Clay, DYNASTY) - 54
Tonya Pinkins (ex-Livia, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Heather, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 50
Mark Sheppard (Crowley, SUPERNATURAL) - 48
Idina Menzel (Shelby, GLEE) - 41
Omri Katz (ex-John Ross, DALLAS) - 36
Gregory Michael (ex-Grant, GREEK; ex-Kevin, DANTE'S COVE; ex-Clark, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 31
Jared Gilmore (Henry, ONCE UPON A TIME; ex-Bobby, MAD MEN) - 12


  1. I remember the exorcism so clearly! Def my favorite Days storyline!!!

  2. Big Happy 6-0 To Fabulous Scotty Holmes--Yay!

    Brian :-)

  3. Happy Birthday, Scott Holmes!