Today in Soap Opera History (August 22)

On this date in...

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) accepted Burke's (Anthony George) marriage proposal.

1979: THE EDGE OF NIGHT's Terry Davis taped a celebrity guest appearance on $20,000 PYRAMID.

1985: Roger Aaron Brown aired for the final time as Danny Grant in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Kim (Kathryn Hays) lectured John (Larry Bryggman) about his relationship with Susan.

1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Victor (Eric Braeden) summoned Jack (Peter Bergman) to his office and they both agreed Brad would not be a good husband for Ashley.

1997: On ANOTHER WORLD, Shane (Robert Kelker-Kelly) made love to Lila (Lisa Peluso) thinking she was Vicky.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
George Reinholt (ex-Steve, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Tony, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Erik, THE SECRET STORM) - 73
Valerie Harper (ex-Claire, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 73
Ty Burrell (ex-Tom, THE WEST WING) - 46
Richard Armitage (ex-Lucas, MI-5; ex-Tom, DOCTORS) - 41
Rodrigo Santoro (ex-Paulo, LOST) - 37
Jennifer Finnigan (ex-Bridget, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 33
Chris Heuisler (ex-Cole, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 33
Elena Goode (ex-Jade, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30
Katie Stuart (ex-Sage, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 28
Kayla Ewell (ex-Caitlin, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 27

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  1. I miss seeing George Reinholt's performances!

    Brian :-)

  2. That must have been the last time that Jack and Victor agreed on anything! Victor has been turned into such a cartoon character and Jack has developed an addiction to marriage. I'm reminded by episodes like this of when Y&R had balance in its storytelling.