Today in Soap Opera History (May 26)

On this date in...

1941: NBC Radio soap opera BUCK PRIVATE AND HIS GIRL premiered. It ran only three months.

1948: On radio soap CLAUDIA, Claudia was later for her train.

1964: On ANOTHER WORLD, tempers flared between Liz (Audra Lindley) and Janet (Liza Chapman).

1980: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Marlena (Deidre Hall) and Don's (Jed Allan) son, DJ. died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Watch below:

1986: On SANTA BARBARA, Mary (Harley Jane Kozak) remembered good times.

1989: On AS THE WORLD TURNS, Lily (Martha Byrne) was under duress in Montega.

1993: At the 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winners included THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS (Drama Series), David Canary, Linda Dano, Gerald Anthony, Ellen Parker, Monti Sharp and Heather Tom.

1999: On ANOTHER WORLD, Cass (Stephen Schnetzer) tried to reassure Paulina (Judi Evans).

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Barbara Stock (ex-Nicole, PORT CHARLES; ex-Liz, DALLAS) - 57
Margaret Colin (ex-Eleanor, GOSSIP GIRL; ex-Margo, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 54
Robyn Bernard (ex-Terry, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 54
Doug Hutchison (ex-Sebastian, GUIDING LIGHT) - 53
Genie Francis (Laura, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Genevieve, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; Dr. Kate, PRETTY; ex-Ceara, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Diana, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 51
Tamara Clatterbuck (ex-Barb, DAYS OF OUR LIVES; ex-Alice, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS) - 50
Lauryn Hill (ex-Kira, AS THE WORLD TURNS) - 38

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