Monday, October 22, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (October 22)

On this date in...

1982: Paul Coufos aired for the final time as Mike Horton in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1982: On ANOTHER WORLD, Sandy (Christopher Rich) was left hanging on the edge of a cliff in Wyoming after a battle with Buzz.

1985:  Rod Arrants aired for the final time as Richard Cates in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1986: Gloria Loring aired for the final time as Liz Chandler in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Traci wondered by Jill wanted to stand up for her at her wedding.  Molly desperately tried to communicate with Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman).

1997: On GUIDING LIGHT, Reva (Kim Zimmer) reunited Cassie and Tammy.

2001: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Bryant Montgomery (Todd Rotondi) was in a fatal car crash.

2004: Justin Melvey aired for the final time as Colin Murphy in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2004: On GUIDING LIGHT, Cassie finally told Tammy that J.B. -- the man to whom she lost her virginity -- is actually her cousin Jonathan, and that Jonathan seduced her to get back at Reva for abandoning him as a child. Jonathan and Reva then had their own face off, with Jonathan telling Reva that his quest for revenge on her was just beginning. Recognizing her own culpability, Reva tried to reason with him, at which point Jonathan lunged and started to strangle her.

2009: On ALL MY CHILDREN, Zach (Thorsten Kaye) threatened David.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Tony Roberts (ex-Lee, THE EDGE OF NIGHT) - 73
Charles Keating (ex-Carl, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Niles, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-James, PORT CHARLES; ex-Damon, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 71
Catherine Deneuve (ex-Diana, NIP/TUCK) - 69
Robert Torti (ex-Salvatore, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Everett, BEVERLY HILLS, 90210; ex-Jim, MELROSE PLACE; ex-Charlie, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Kyle, GENERATIONS) - 51
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (ex-Gabe, UGLY BETTY) - 37
BethAnn Bonner (ex-Kat, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Natasha, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Talia, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 30

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