Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (June 19)

On this date in...

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Missy had dinner with the Matthews family.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Emily worried about 'Kirk' finding a job, then he called and April answered the phone.

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Phillip wanted to press charges against the Galahads for beating him up. Watch the episode below.

1991: Gene Palumbo took over as head writer of DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1995: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Dorian was up to no good, and Todd was in the middle of it.

2006: Jonathan shocked everyone at Lizzie and Coop's GUIDING LIGHT wedding by announcing that he sired the bride's baby.

2009: The character of Chad (played by Casey Deidrick) debuted on DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Gena Rowlands (ex-Adrienne, PEYTON PLACE) - 82
Ned Schmidtke (ex-Lucas, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS;ex-Dr. Wirtz, PASSIONS; ex-Peter, TEXAS; ex-Greg, ANOTHER WORLD) - 70
Phylicia Rashad (ex-Courtney, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Felicia, SANTA BARBARA) - 64
Constance Forslund (ex-Jenny, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 62
Kathleen Turner (ex-Nola, THE DOCTORS) - 58
Simon O'Brien (ex-Damon, BROOKSIDE) - 45
Eric Sheffer Stevens (Reid, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 40
Catherine Wadkins (ex-Joyce, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Mary, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 37
Greg Tulonen (Brian, RAGGED ISLE)

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