Today in Soap Opera History (September 1)

On this date in...

1975: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice's adoption of Sally was approved.

1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva butted heads with Alexandra.  Watch the episode below:

1989: Young female fans tossed panties and bras on stage during a pop concert by THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS heartthrob Michael Damien in Dubuque, Iowa. Police reported more than 60 people were slightly hurt when some in the crowd of four-thousand toppled barriers.

1994: "Soap Opera : The Inside Story of Procter & Gamble" was released by Simon & Schuster. Wall Street Journal reporter Alecia Swasy tells the chilling story of life within P&G.

2000: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Marian and Opal held a seance to try to contact Stuart.

2004: On THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, Ridge surprised Brooke with an impromptu honeymoon celebration in their bedroom by feeding her foods from exotic locations.

2010: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Reid found Chris on the golf course.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Lily Tomlin (ex-Roberta, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 73
 (Angus/ex-Henry, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Bradley, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Al, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW; ex-John, TEXAS; ex-Tom, THE DOCTORS) - 64
Philece Sampler (ex-Donna, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Lacey, RITUALS; ex-Renee, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 59
Ricardo Chavira (Carlos, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 41
Kevin McClatchy (ex-Nick, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Evan, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Vinnie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Brian, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
Adrienne Wilkinson (VENICE, ex-Lois, UNDRESSED) - 35

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