Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (September 4)

On this date in...

1968: On ANOTHER WORLD, Rachel (Robin Strasser) was pleased when she finagled season tickets to Steve's football team, the Bay City Bengals.

1969: On DARK SHADOWS, Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) told Magda what would happen when he used the rods--his body would remain while his spirit traveled into the future. He told her to go to Collinwood and warn Quentin to leave.

1970: Twins Michael and Marianne Randolph were born on ANOTHER WORLD.

1998: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, David (Daniel Markel) used Julia and a gun to get to Lily.

2006: German soap opera ALLES WAS ZAHLT (All That Matters) premiered on RTL.

2006: On PASSIONS, Fox was sucked into a black hole; he then told Tabitha that it was the kind of black hole that one gets sucked into on the Sci Fi Channel, which was the channel PASSIONS repeats aired on at the time. Tabitha then told him stick with NBC.

2009: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, John and Fish burst into the Mayor’s campaign headquarters only to find it empty.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (ex-Lucky, RITUALS) - 59
John Preston (ex-Greg, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 43
Carlos Ponce (Max, HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS) - 40
Kai Owen (Rhys, TORCHWOOD) - 37
Max Greenfield (ex-Nick, UGLY BETTY; ex-Michael, GREEK) - 32
Collin O'Donnell (ex-Shawn Douglas, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 27
Trevor Gagnon (Freddy, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 17

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