Thursday, July 26, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (July 26)

On this date in...

1938: YOUNG WIDDER BROWN, from Frank and Anne Hummert, premiered on NBC Radio. The show told the story of young Ellen, a 30 year old mother, who struggles to raise her children without the small town mentality that came with living in Simpsonsville.

1972: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Tom Hughes married Carol Deming.

1976: ONE LIFE TO LIVE and GENERAL HOSPITAL each expanded to 45 minutes. Up until this point, OLTL aired after GH, but starting on this day OLTL aired first and it remained that way until OLTL went off the air in 2012.

1976: On ANOTHER WORLD, Mac (Douglass Watson) accused Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) of neglecting Jamie (Bobby Doran).

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Duke surprised Julie when he invited Dr. Samuels to her apartment.

1993: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Vivian (Louise Sorel) buried Carly (Crystal Chappell) alive.

1999: MTV soap opera UNDRESSED premiered. It ran until 2002.

2001: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Colleen asked Brad to explain why he and Traci divorced.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Robert Colbert (ex-Stuart, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 81
Kathryn Hays (ex-Kim, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Leslie, GUIDING LIGHT) - 79
Nicholas Walker (ex-Frank, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Jimmy, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Jason, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Max, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Trey, CAPITOL) - 59
Miriam McDonald (ex-Emma, DEGRASSI) - 25
Taylor Momsen (ex-Jenny, GOSSIP GIRL) - 19

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