Today in Soap Opera History (October 15)

On this date in...

1951: I LOVE LUCY premiered on CBS. Longtime THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS star Melody Thomas Scott is a founding board member of the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center, which runs the Lucy-Desi Museum in Ball's home town of Jamestown, New York.

1970: Actor Herb Holcombe died at age 65.   He played Adam Bilodeau in DARK SHADOWS.

1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Eden (Marcy Walker) and Cruz (A Martinez) argued at the airport. Watch the scenes below:

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Drucilla tried a new tactic with Neil, Traci feared she would lose her baby, and Jack asked Ashley for help.

1991: On ANOTHER WORLD, Paulina tried to quell her increasing attraction to Jake. Elsewhere, Rachel recovered from her sudden blindness, and Sharlene feared that Taylor has returned.

1999: Jason Cook debuted as Shawn Brady in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.  This episode was Lorraine Broderick's first as head writer, a stint that lasted less than a month.

2007: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Noah asked Luke, "Do you want me to be your boyfriend?"

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Renée Jones (ex-Lexie/Nikki, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Toni, SANTA BARBARA) - 54
Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 44
Dominic West (ex-Jimmy, THE WIRE) - 43
Paul Logan (ex-Glen, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 39
Joy Bisco (ex-Casey, PORT CHARLES; ex-Gabby, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 37
Chaunteé Schuler (ex-Bonnie, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 30
Jessica Rey (ex-Marita, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 30
Jeremy Zelig (ex-Luke, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 18
Bailee Madison (Young Snow White, ONCE UPON A TIME) - 13

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  1. Great Dru/Neil and Luke/Noah scenes!

  2. A truly great Luke and Noah episode. I would probably select it for the DVD collection (hint - hint - I hope!). I also hope that when the collection is released they do it right with 20 episodes instead of 10. Goodness knows there are so many worthy Nuke episodes - Jake and Van always made magic!