Saturday, August 11, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (August 11)

On this date in...

1967: DARK SHADOWS aired its first color episode.  Having fainted at the sight of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) begins to remember what happened to her. Before she can reveal Barnabas' vampiric activity, she is placed under a hypnotic spell by Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall).

1977: Australian soap opera NUMBER 96 aired its final episode.

1982: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Tom and Alice reminisced and danced to their song, "Always."

1989: On GUIDING LIGHT, Phillip clashed with Holly.

1992: On ANOTHER WORLD, Jenna reeled from the news that Lorna was Lucas and Felicia's daughter.

1997: THE VIEW premiered on ABC Daytime.

2010: Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Brenda.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Ashley Jensen (ex-Christina, UGLY BETTY) - 43
Drew Nelson (ex-Robbie, QUEER AS FOLK) - 33
Elisabeth Lund (ex-Lisa, UNDRESSED) - 31
Chris Hemsworth (ex-Kim, HOME AND AWAY; ex-Jamie, NEIGHBOURS) - 29

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