Saturday, June 9, 2018

Today in Soap Opera History (June 9)

1955: Search for Tomorrow's Joanne married Arthur.
1981: Another World's Sandy told Mac that he was his son.
2003: As the World Turns' Jack tracked Carly down in Montana.
2004: General Hospital's Carly interrupted Jason and Sam's wedding.
"All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."
― Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1944: NBC Radio aired the final episode of its soap opera Kitty Foyle, which starred Julie Stevens as Kitty.

1955: On Search for Tomorrow, Joanne Barron (Mary Stuart) married Arthur Tate (Terry O'Sullivan).

1964: On Another World, Missy (Carol Roux) introduced Bill (Joseph Gallison) to Ann.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Emily (Margo McKenna) wanted to buy April's (Terry Davis) home.

1981: On Another World, Sandy (Christopher Rich) admitted to Mac (Douglass Watson) that he was his son, and Mac explained his past with Miriam Sanderson. Sandy swore Mac to secrecy about their father-son relationship. At their new apartment, Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) assured Mitch (William Gray Espy) she didn't still have feelings for Steve Frame.

1982: On Guiding Light, Amanda struggled to accept Jennifer's marriage to Mark (Mark Pinter).

Thanks to Jennifer to sending in the clip above.

1982: On Texas, Grant (Donald May) was upset with Reena (Carla Borelli) after she revealed her bet with Justin Marshall (Jerry Lanning).

1993: Actress Alexis Smith, who played Lady Jessica Montford on Dallas, died at age 72.

1997: As the World Turns began showing a scene immediately following the opening theme.

Thanks to Na'Vell for sending in the item above.

2003: On As the World Turns, Carly (Maura West) was surprised to see Jack (Michael Park) in Montana.

2004: On General Hospital, Carly (Tamara Braun) interrupted Jason (Steve Burton) and Sam's (Kelly Monaco) wedding. Later, the ceremony resumed but Sam announced she couldn't go through with it.

2006: On Days of our Lives, Jack (Matt Ashford) was shocked when he saw an orderly that looked like Steve (Stephen Nichols, in his return to the show after 16 years).

2008: On The Young and the Restless, Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) told Paul (Doug Davidson) to stop investigating David.

Celebrating a birthday today are:
Nancy Williams Watt (Former Writer, Days of our Lives; Guiding Light; Search for Tomorrow; Passions) - 69
Ted Eccles (ex-Bobby, General Hospital) - 63
Aaron Sorkin (Creator, The Newsroom; The West Wing) - 57
Michael J. Fox (Louis, The Good Wife) - 57
Johnny Depp (Played Barnabas in 2012 Dark Shadows movie) - 55
Josh Hamilton (ex-Charlie, All My Children) - 49
Nick Kiriazis (ex-Antonio, Sunset Beach; ex-Ric, General Hospital) - 49
Ewa da Cruz (ex-Vienna, As the World Turns) - 41
Adamo Ruggiero (ex-Marco, Degrassi) - 32
Mae Whitman (ex-Amber, Parenthood) - 30
Danielle Chuchran (ex-Young Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful) - 25

EDITOR'S NOTE: If you would like to submit a soap history entry for this date or a future date, email [email protected].

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