Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (August 21)

On this date in...

1967: AS THE WORLD TURNS broadcast in color for the first time.

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Pat introduced Rachel to Liz.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Steve shot "Tobias" saving Paige in the nick of time. Tobias turned out to be Jed in disguise.

1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Jane and Gina got into a fight.

1997: Indian soap opera AMANAT premiered on Zee TV.

2000: Kyle Lowder debuted as Brady Black in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2007: On PASSIONS, Sheridan was shocked when she opened her cottage door, expecting Luis, and found Vincent.

2010: Actress Nancy Dolman, who played Annie Selig in SOAP, died at age 57.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Loretta Devine (ex-Adele, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 63
Kate Robbins (ex-Kate, CROSSROADS; ex-Leslie, HOLBY CITY) - 52
Alicia Witt (ex-Cheryl, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Gersten, TWIN PEAKS) - 37
Fay Wolf (ex-Sunny, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Leila, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 34
John Brotherton (ex-Jared, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 32
Hayden Panettiere (Juliette, NASHVILLE; ex-Lizzie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Sarah, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 23

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  1. Alicia witt was also Kristina Cassadine on GH.

  2. I thought Jamie Ray Newman played Kristina Cassadine

  3. ATWT began color telecasts in February 1967.