Thursday, January 10, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (January 10)

On this date in...

1980: On KNOTS LANDING, Karen (Michele Lee) was attracted to Diana's teacher.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Calvin (Irving Allen Lee) married Star (Yahee), and Owen proposed to Deborah (Frances Fisher).

1982: Josh Ryan Evans (Timmy, PASSIONS) was born. He died August 5, 2002 at age 20.

1984: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Asa (Philip Carey) questioned Clint's (Clint Ritchie) family loyalty. Watch below.

1985: On SANTA BARBARA, Joe (Mark Arnold) was reluctant to take a job with C.C.

1986: Drake Hogestyn taped his first episode of DAYS OF OUR LIVES in the role of John Black.

1989: RYAN'S HOPE stars Helen Gallagher and Bernard Barrow appeared on GOOD MORNING AMERICA to discuss their soap, which ended its run a few days later. On RYAN'S HOPE that day, Roger and Delia celebrated their wedding night.

2006: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Zack Brady died.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Pat Benatar (Guest Star, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 60
Sherman Augustus (ex-Hank, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 54
Krista Tesreau (ex, Mindy, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Tina, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Andie, SANTA BARBARA) - 49
Magaly Colimon (ex-Ruth, GUIDING LIGHT) - 48
Sarah Shahi (ex-Carmen, THE L WORD) - 33

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  1. I miss Knots Landing SO much! I wish Warner Bros. would have released all of the seasons!

    As much as I love DAYS' Bo & Hope, the story of Zack's death was poorly written and poorly acted. I had such high hopes for that story and they were dashed. I think some of the repercussions years later were well done at points but overall a wasted opportunity.

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  3. When will you post the "Today In Soap Opera History" column for today 1/11, Roger?