Thursday, July 25, 2013

Today in Soap Opera History (July 25)

On this date in...

1966: On DARK SHADOWS, Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) accused Elizabeth (Joan Bennett) of knowing something about her past.

1979: Oscar nominee Quinn Redeker debuted as Alex Marshall in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.  It wasn't long before he was dating DAYS co-star Deidre Hall (Marlena).

1980: Caryn Richman and Randy Hamilton debuted on ANOTHER WORLD as their TEXAS characters Elena and Rikki Dekker. Elena sang at Mike Marshall's funeral. TEXAS premiered on August 4th.

1984: Jermaine Jackson and Whitney Houston taped their August guest appearance at the AS THE WORLD TURNS studio in New York.

1986: Billy Warlock debuted as Frankie in DAYS OF OUR LIVES.

1988: On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) were married.

1988: On GENERAL HOSPITAL, Terry (Robyn Bernard) led a group rendition of Three Dog Night's "Joy To The World."

1991: Jensen Buchanan debuted as Vicky Hudson in ANOTHER WORLD.

1994: On ALL MY CHILDREN, a tornado hit Pine Valley.

1997: On ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Patrick (Thorsten Kaye) used a pitchfork against Todd (Roger Howarth).

2006: Singer Rihanna appeared on ALL MY CHILDREN during the grand opening of "ConFusion." She sang both her blockbuster summer hit "S.O.S" and "Kisses Don't Lie" from her album, "A Girl Like Me."

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Bobbie Eakes (ex-Krystal, ALL MY CHILDREN; ex-Daniella, SORIDD LIVES; ex-Macy, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 52
Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 52
Darren Star (Creator, 90210; MELROSE PLACE; CENTRAL PARK WEST) - 52
Illeana Douglas (ex-Sheila, UGLY BETTY) - 48
D.B. Woodside (ex-Malcolmn, SINGLE LADIES; ex-Joe, PARENTHOOD) - 44
Yvonne Sciò (ex-Elyssa, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 44
Miriam Shor (ex-Cricket, GCB; ex-Janet, SWINGTOWN) - 42
James Lafferty (ex-Nathan, ONE TREE HILL) - 28
Lenny Platt (ex-Nate, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) - 27
Linsey Godfrey (Caroline, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) - 25
Jillian Clare (Tori, MISS BEHAVE; ex-Abby, DAYS OF OUR LIVES) - 21
Mason Cook (ex-Jasper, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) - 13

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  1. Roger, here's the youtube video link of Rihanna performing "S.O.S" on AMC back in 2006!: