Today in Soap Opera History (August 13)

On this date in...

1980: On TEXAS, Iris worried she couldn't live up to the ideal Alex had created in his mind about her. Watch the episode below:

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, April told Emily she found out that "Kirk" was dead.

1982: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Josh and Jessica were married.

1984: A Martinez debuted as Cruz Castillo in SANTA BARBARA.

1991: On ANOTHER WORLD, a drunk Jake kissed Paulina.

1993: Maurice Benard debuted as Sonny Corinthos on GENERAL HOSPITAL.

2001: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Paul told Isabella that Christine saw them making love.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Alex Donnelley (ex-Diane, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 53
Dawnn Lewis (ex-Denise, ONE TREE HILL) - 51
John Slattery (Roger, MAD MEN; ex-Victor, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; ex-Peter, JACK & BOBBY) - 50
Hank Cheyne (ex-Ricardo, SUNSET BEACH; ex-Scott, ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Sebastian Stan (ex-Carter, GOSSIP GIRL) - 29

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  1. A Martinez first appearence on SB: August 13 1984

  2. I still miss Texas very much!

    Brian :-)