Today in Soap Opera History (August 31)

On this date in...

1960: On THE SECRET STORM, Myra visited Grace. Watch the episode below which also features Frank Sutton (GOMER PYLE's Sgt. Carter).

1967: On ANOTHER WORLD, Bill told John and Liz that Danny's real murderer had been found.

1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Kelly was worried about Eden.

1987: Quatre Saisons network launches LA MAISON DESCHENES, a 30 minute drama (téléroman), and Canada's first daily TV soap opera.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lily had conflicted feelings about the men in her life.

1990: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Palmer's foul mood vanished when his "one true love" returned to Pine Valley.

2010: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, the Hughes family said goodbye to Nancy.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Lee Bryant (ex-Lyla, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 67
Randy Hamilton (ex-Ron, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Rikki, TEXAS) - 61
Rick Porter (ex-Larry, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Hank, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 58
Jonathan LaPaglia (ex-Bryan, BROTHERS & SISTERS) - 43
Sara Ramirez (Callie, GREY'S ANATOMY; ex-Hannah, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 37
Chad Brannon (ex-Zander, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Lucas, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS; ex-Stan, UNDRESSED) - 32
Ryan Kelley (ex-Ryan, SMALLVILLE) - 26

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1 comment:

  1. I would love to know the whereabouts of both Randy Hamilton & Rick Porter--Sigh!

    Brian :-)