Monday, February 25, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (February 25)

On this date in...

1966: On ANOTHER WORLD, Lee told Mike Bauer she had come to depend too much on her relationship with her father, which was why she was happy Hope felt close to Emily.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Raven took the stand as Elliott's mystery witness.

1986: SEARCH FOR TOMORROW's "We'll Search for Tomorrow" theme was used for the final time. The song was written by by Jon Silbermann, Jack Cortner and John Barranco.

1992: Tristan Rogers hugely successful first run as Robert Scorpio on GENERAL HOSPITAL came to an end. Robert was presumed dead in a boat explosion. He would return to show many times over the years including in 2012.

1993: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Michael (Christian LeBlanc) made a plan to get to Cricket by busting through a wall in Hilary's apartment.

2009: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, David (Tuc Watkins) was revealed to be Bo's son.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Michael Fairman (Murphy, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; ex-Archbishop Damien, SUNSET BEACH, ex-Harry, GENERAL HOPSPITAL; ex-Nick, RYAN'S HOPE) - 79
Leann Hunley (ex-Anna, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Dana, DYNASTY) - 58
Jean Bruce Scott (ex-Jessica, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 57
Tommy Lynch (Executive Producer/Writer, SOUTH OF NOWHERE) - 57
Alexis Denisof (ex-Wesley, ANGEL/BUFFY) - 47
Anson Mount (Cullen, HELL ON WHEELS) - 40
Kathryn O'Sullivan (Creator, THURSTON)
Andrew Miller (Executive Producer/Writer, THE SECRET CIRCLE; Creator, IMAGINARY BITCHES)
Jennifer Ferrin (ex-Jennifer, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 34
Heather Lindell (ex-Jan, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Lynn, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 31

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  1. Didn't Tristan Rogers leave GH for a year or two in the mid 80's and then return following the presumed death of Holly in a plane crash circa around 1987? If so, his departure in 1992 would have been his second.

  2. I hated how David Vickers and Rex Balsom were made Buchanans. Unknown or long-lost children is a soap opera staple but these stories were horrible.