Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (March 20)

On this date in...

1953: On LOVE OF LIFE, Meg complained that Van (Peggy McCay) was harping at her.

1967: On DARK SHADOWS, Josette (Kathryn Leigh Scott) contacted Vicki for help finding David.

1980: On THE EDGE OF NIGHT, Cliff agreed to a lunch date with Raven (Sharon Gabet) who wanted information to help her case.

1987: CBS aired the final episode daytime soap CAPITOL. CBS canceled the soap to make room for THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. Sloane (Debrah Farentino) was left in front of a firing squad. Watch the ending below.

1987: On SANTA BARBARA, Victoria (Kristen Meadows) managed to escape when attacked by the rapist.

1998: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Robin tried to convince Tony to return Michael.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Chip Zien (ex-Donald, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Aidan, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Daniel, RYAN'S HOPE) - 66
John de Lancie (ex- Eugene, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Allen, TORCHWOOD) - 65
Tanya Boyd (ex-Celeste, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 62
Bryan Genesse (ex-Rocco, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 49
Michael Lowry (ex-Ross, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Dr. Hillman, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL; ex-Jake, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Les, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 45
Murray Bartlett (ex-Cyrus, GUIDING LIGHT; ex-Julian, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Luke, NEIGHBOURS; ex-Randy, HOME AND AWAY) - 42
Paula Garces (ex-Pilar, GUIDING LIGHT) - 39
Christy Romano (ex-Erica, GUIDING LIGHT) - 29
Chase Coleman (Dane, IN BETWEEN MEN) - 28

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