Today in Soap Opera History (November 24)

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1981: Scott Palmer debuted as Joshua Fallon in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1983: On KNOTS LANDING, Gary (Ted Shackelford) invited Cathy (Lisa Hartman) to live and work at the ranch.

1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Keith (Justin Deas) demanded answers from Tori (Kristen Meadows) about Katie's death.

1988: John William Corrington died at age 56. Along with his wife, Joyce, he was a writer for daytime soap operas including SEARCH FOR TOMORROW, ANOTHER WORLD, TEXAS, GENERAL HOSPITAL, CAPITOL and ONE LIFE TO LIVE. He was also a story consultant for RITUALS.

1990: Geoffrey Lumb died at age 85. He was Daytime's first crossover actor playing the role of Mitchell Dru on AS THE WORLD TURNS, THE BRIGHTER DAY and ANOTHER WORLD. He also played Geoffrey Crane in SEARCH FOR TOMORROW.

1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Cole (J. Eddie Peck) proposed to Victoria (Heather Tom).

1995: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Tony (Thaao Penghlis) framed John (Drake Hogestyn) for shooting him.

1999: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Jake (Tom Eplin) and Julia (Annie Parisse) were trapped in a warehouse while the Hughes family gathered at WOAK to serve food to the homeless.

1999: Nadia Bjorlin made her first apperance as Chloe Lane in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

2003: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Colleen (Lyndsy Fonseca) and Sierra tried to convince Lily (Christel Khalil) she would change her mind about boys, after she gets over the Kevin debacle.

2006: CBS aired a one-hour special INTURN "best of" episode from the first season of the AS THE WORLD TURNS casting reality show.

2008: John Callahan debuted as Dr. Richard Baker in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Roscoe Born (ex-Mitch, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Trent, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Tom, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Peter, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Nick, THE CITY; ex-Jim, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Joe, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Quinn/Robert, SANTA BARBARA; ex-Warden, PASSIONS; ex-Adamski, AS THE WORLD TURNS; ex-Mark, PAPER DOLLS; ex-Kyle, FAMILY PASSIONS) - 62
Susan Bedsow-Horgan (Former Head Writer and Producer, AS THE WORLD TURNS; Former Producer, ONE LIFE TO LIVE)
Wortham Krimmer (ex-Andrew, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Cal, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 59
Lisa Howard (ex-April, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Meg, RYAN'S HOPE) - 49
Garret Dillahunt (ex-Charlemagne, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 48
Rick Dalton (Rick, RAGGED ISLE)
Katherine Heigl (ex-Izzie, GREY'S ANATOMY) - 34
Sarah Hyland (ex-Heather, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Rain, ANOTHER WORLD; ex-Karen, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Ali, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 22

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