Today in Soap Opera History (June 28)

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1966: On the second episode of DARK SHADOWS, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) watched as Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) collapsed, then went back back upstairs unseen.

1971: On ANOTHER WORLD, Russ (Sam Groom) and Cindy admitted they loved each other. Groom left the show two weeks later. When Russ and Cindy married in September 1972, Robert Hover was playing Russ.

1974: Actor Frank Sutton died at age 50. Best known for his role as Sgt. Carter in GOMER PYLE, Sutton also played Sgt. Fitzsimmons on THE EDGE OF NIGHT and Joe Sullivan in THE SECRET STORM.

1983: On RYAN'S HOPE, Siobhan (Marg Helgenberger) clashed with Bill (David Sederholm).

1984: On GUIDING LIGHT, Mike (Don Stewart) took Alexandra (Beverlee McKinsey) for a plane ride.

1991: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Anna (Finola Hughes) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) were married.

1996: Stephen Nichols debuted as Stefan Cassadine on GENERAL HOSPITAL.

1996: CBS aired the final episode of its short-lived primetime soap CENTRAL PARK WEST. CPW starred M├Ądchen Amick as Carrie Fairchild, John Barrowman as Peter Fairchild, Noelle Beck as Jordan Tate, Melissa Errico as Alex Bartoli Fairchild, Mariel Hemingway as Stephanie Wells, Lauren Hutton as Linda Smith Fairchild Rush, Justin Lazard as Gil Chase, Ron Leibman as Allen Rush, Michael Michele as Nikki Sheridan, Gerald McRaney as Adam Brock, Kylie Travis as Rachel Dennis, Tom Verica as Mark Merrill, and Raquel Welch as Diana Tate Brock Rush.

2010: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, after Alice's (Frances Reid) memorial service, memories of Alice filled everyone's minds.

2012: On THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, Ricky (Peter Porte) shoved Eden and she hit her head which caused her to go unconscious. Later, Kevin called Paul (Doug Davidson) and informed him that he was worried about Eden. Paul arrived at Ricky's door just as Ricky was preparing to slit Eden's throat.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Astrid Warner (ex-Sandy, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 79
Nancy Reardon (ex-Kathleen, RYAN'S HOPE) - 71
Bruce Davison (ex-Leonard, THE L WORD) - 67
Kathy Bates (ex-Belle, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Evelyn, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Phyllis, THE DOCTORS) - 65
Chris DeRose (ex-Dino, GENERAL HOSPITAL) - 65
David Gautreaux (ex-Austin, ONE LIFE TO LIVE; ex-Jordan, MELROSE PLACE) - 62
Tichina Arnold (ex-Zena, RYAN'S HOPE; ex-Sharla, ALL MY CHILDREN) - 44
Danielle Brisebois (ex-Mary-Frances, KNOTS LANDING) - 44
Craig Austin (ex-Shawn, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Lewis, GENERATIONS) - 40
Kirsty Mitchell (ex-Anita, HOLBY CITY) - 39
Libby West (ex-Julie, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 38
Felicia Day (Charlie, SUPERNATURAL; ex-Holly, EUREKA) - 34
Kellie Pickler (ex-Sally, 90210) - 27

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