Today in Soap Opera History (August 19)

On this date in...

1953: On SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, Nathan tried to talk Arthur into seeing Joanne and Patti. Watch below.

1981: Kin Shriner aired for the final time as Jeb in TEXAS.

1996: Frankie Frame was brutally murdered on ANOTHER WORLD by Fax Newman.

2005: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Chelsea yelled at Billie for embarrassing her.

2008: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, life was complicated for Lulu at Shadybrook.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Jonathan Frakes (ex-Tom, THE DOCTORS; ex-Sandy, PAPER DOLLS; ex-Damon, FALCON CREST) - 60
Peter Gallagher (ex-Chuck, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Sandy, THE O.C.) - 57
Paul Satterfield (ex-Spencer, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Pierce, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Paul, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 52
John Stamos (ex-Blackie, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 49
Kyra Sedgwick (ex-Julia, ANOTHER WORLD) - 47
David Gregory (Ford, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 26

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  1. Absolutely the worst day in ANOTHER WORLD history and for many fans the beginning of the end.

  2. It was heart breaking! I taped my shows then and would watch in evenings. I couldn't sleep that night, it was so intense and Frankie actually getting murdered wasn't expected because she was Frankie Frame Winthrope...I cried because I felt the lost...?