Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (August 8)

On this date in...

1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, John managed to make Lee believe he still loved her.

1979: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Draper received the news that he did not get the job with Seward, Paxton & Whiteside.

1985: Michael T. Weiss debuted as Mike Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1994: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Lesley Lu "Lulu" Spencer was born.

1995: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Trevor told Michael's class about Vietnam.

2006: ABC announced they were changing UGLY BETTY's timeslot before the show had even premiered moving it to Thursday instead of Friday.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Dustin Hoffman (ex-Chester, LUCK) - 75
Veronica Redd (ex-Maimie, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 64
Keith Carradine (ex-Wild Bill, DEADWOOD; ex-Frank, DEXTER) - 63
Steve Callahan (ex-Police Officer, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 45
Chris Beetem (ex-Tate, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Jordan, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 43
Enzo Cilenti (ex-Carlo, MI-5) - 38
Tawny Cypress (ex-Brenda, ARMY WIVES; ex-Simone, HEROES; ex-Shambala, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 36
Lindsay Sloane (ex-Marcy, GROSSE POINT) - 35
Michael Urie (ex-Marc, UGLY BETTY) - 32
Guy Burnet (ex-Craig, HOLLYOAKS) - 29
Peyton List (ex-Lucy, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 26
Laura Wiggins (Karen, SHAMELESS; Lisa, PRIVATE PRACTICE) - 24
Jake Goldsbie (ex-Toby, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) - 24

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