Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (June 5)

On this date in...

1950: On radio soap opera THE GUIDING LIGHT, Ted told Meta he didn't think she made an effort to understand Chuckie.

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice decided to enter the Institute of Art.

1995: Daytime soap opera producer/writer Allen M. Potter died at age 75. Potter was producer and head writer for GUIDING LIGHT; producer for AS THE WORLD TURNS, OUR PRIVATE WORLD and THE DOCTORS; and executive producer of ANOTHER WORLD.

1996: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Julia's fairy Godmother arrived.

1999: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Thorne assured Ridge (Ronn Moss) and Eric (John McCook) that Spectra would not pull any surprises at the showing.

2005: ALL MY CHILDREN co-stars Alexa Havins and Justin Bruening were married.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Bill Hayes (Doug, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 87
Daniel von Bargen (ex-Joe, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Lt. Cody, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 62
Chad Allen (ex-Eric, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT) - 38
Scott Holroyd (ex-Paul, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 37
Liza Weil (Amanda, SCANDAL; ex-Dr. Glass, ANYONE BUT ME; Paris, GILMORE GIRLS) - 35

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you have a tip on a bit of soap history on this date or future dates, let us know. Send an email to [email protected]


  1. Wanted to take a moment to thank you Roger for putting this daily posting together. Without doubt this is one of my favorite postings to read and watch. It's a wonderful way to honor the shows that have added so much to our lives. Your hard work is sincerely appreciated!

  2. I agree. Today in Soap Opera History is probably my favorite post each day. I love the comprehensive birthday lists. Very well done.