Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (September 19)

On this date in...

1979: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Nancy (Helen Wagner) received a phone call from Ellen telling her that Dan Stewart had died.

1980: On ANOTHER WORLD, crooks Danny and Sue found a barely alive Mitch (William Gray Espy) in the camper.

1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Gina (Robin Mattson) planted drugs in Keith's apartment.

1988: On GUIDING LIGHT, Harley (Beth Ehlers) had a fantasy of the good life.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, the state attorney decided Paul's (Andrew Kavovit) case would go before the grand jury.

1990: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Nikki's (Melody Thomas Scott) doctor told her she was pregnant.

1997: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Brooke (Julia Barr) freaked out on the plane. Once it landed, Derek escorted her off the plane and gave her a choice - submit for psychiatric evaluation or go to jail.

2008: Lisa LoCicero debuted as Olivia Falconeri in GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
David McCallum (ex-Maurice, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 79
Randolph Mantooth (ex-Kirk, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Hal, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Richard GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Alex, LOVING/THE CITY) - 67
Vladimir Horunzhy (Composer, SANTA BARBARA) - 63
Meg Wittner (ex-Ginger, SOMERSET; ex-Gloria, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Nancy, MELROSE PLACE) - 62
Tonja Walker (ex-Alex, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Marie, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Grace, PASSIONS; ex-Olivia, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Lisbeth, CAPITOL) - 52
Thor Fields (ex-Erich, THE DOCTORS) - 44
Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 36
Kevin Zegers (ex-Damian, GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Ethan, TITANS) - 28
Peter Vack (ex-Casey, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 26
Mandy Musgrave (ex-Chelsea, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Ashley, SOUTH OF NOWHERE) - 26
Katrina Bowden (ex-Britney, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 24

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  1. Alison Sweeney still looks 16 instead of 36--Yay!

    Brian :-)

  2. Elizabeth Hubbard and Martha Byrne had such a wonderful chemistry. I really miss it. You don't see something that beautiful on TV that much anymore.