Monday, October 29, 2012

Today in Soap Opera History (October 29)

On this date in...

1965: On ANOTHER WORLD, Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) fought with Tony.

1981: James Reynolds debuted as Abe Carver in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1991: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Paul (Doug Davidson) and Lauren (Tracey E. Bregman) had Scott and Sheila over for dinner.

1993: Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura (Genie Francis) returned to GENERAL HOSPITAL.  Jonathan Jackson debuted as their son, Lucky Spencer.

1993: Marcy Walker debuted as Tangie Hill in GUIDING LIGHT.

1995: Richard Guthrie, best known for his six-year run as David Banning in DAYS OF OUR LIVES, died at age 45.

2001: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Jessica (Erin Torpey) didn't want to accept Natalie.

2002: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Katherine (Jeanne Cooper) learned the truth about Jill and Larry.

2003: On GUIDING LIGHT, Sandy (Scott Bailey) wouldn't accept Reva's apology.

2005: Actor Lloyd Bochner died at age 81.  He starred as Cecil Colby in DYNASTY and Nicholas Lacey in ONE MAN'S FAMILY.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Kate Jackson (ex-Daphne, DARK SHADOWS) - 64
Dan Castellaneta (ex-Milton, GREEK) - 55
Finola Hughes (Anna, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Anna, GENERAL HOSPITAL: NIGHT SHIFT; ex-Alex/Anna, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Helena, Sunset Beach; ex-Kate, PACIFIC PALISADES) - 53
Laura Bonarrigo (ex-Rebecca, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Cassie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Lindsay, ANOTHER WORLD) - 48
Joely Fisher (ex-Nina, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 45
Grayson McCouch (Don, HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS; ex-Dusty, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Morgan, ANOTHER WORLD) - 44
Tracee Ellis Ross (ex-Ellen, PRIVATE PRACTICE) - 40
Ben Foster (ex-Russell, SIX FEET UNDER) - 32
Cherilyn Wilson (ex-Morgan, 90210) - 24
Ashley Greiner (ex-Faith, AS THE WORLD TURNS)

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  1. Not only did Luke and Laura returned to GH on this date back in 1993, but Jonathan Jackson also made his debut as their son Lucky on GH too on this same date as well, Roger!

  2. Guiding Light, helmed by JFP, sought to counter the Luke and Laura hoopla by having Marcy Walker debut as Tangie Hill on the same day that L&L returned.