Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (July 3)

On this date in...

1939: Radio soap opera THE MAN I MARRIED premiered on NBC Radio.   Van Heflin starred as Adam Waring.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Elizabeth heard the voices of the widows calling to her.

1969: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel (Robin Strasser) tried to convince Russ and Mary that she wasn't the right person to throw the engagement party for Steve and Alice.

1987: GUIDING LIGHT concluded its 50th Anniversary week with a tribute to the Charita Bauer and the Bauer family introduced by Ed Bryce (ex-Bill). You can buy this episode at SoapClassics.com.

1997: The first DYNASTY Season 1 DVD released in Germany.

2008: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, it was Gay Pride in Oakdale and Cyndi Lauper performed and sang to the Oakdale U crowd including Luke and Noah.

2008: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Antonio, Cristian and Tina arrived in Mendorra.

2009: Antony Alda, who played Johnny Corelli on DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the early 1990s, died at age 52.  He also appeared as Rick Elliot on KNOTS LANDING.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Tim O'Connor (ex-Jack, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Thomas, DYNASTY; ex-Elliot, PEYTON PLACE) - 85
Betty Buckley (Regina, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS; ex-Suzanne, OZ; RYAN'S HOPE) - 65
Montel Williams (ex-Clayton, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Judge Pearson, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 56
Hunter Tylo (Taylor, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Marina, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Robin, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 50
Thomas Gibson (ex-Sam, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Derek, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Peter, GUIDING LIGHT) - 50
Amy Van Horne (ex-Carla, LOVING) - 45
Jeff Phillips (ex-Matthew, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Hart, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Kevin, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 44
Mykel Shannon Jenkins (ex-Charlie, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 43
Amy Weber (ex-Lark, PORT CHARLES) - 42
Ryan McPartlin (ex-Hank, PASSIONS) - 37
Andrea Barber (ex-Carrie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 36
Elizabeth Hendrickson (Chloe, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESSS; Lizzie, IMAGINARY BITCHES; ex-Maggie/Frankie, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 33
Justin Torkildsen (ex-Rick, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 31


  1. A fantastic episode of As The World Turns!

  2. I still have this 7/3/1987 GL episode on VHS!

    Brian :-)