Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (May 15)

1985: General Hospital's Anna remembered the past.
1985: Dynasty wedding guests faced the Moldavian Massacre.
1987: Days of our Lives' Andrew was baptized.
2012: Days' Will Horton came out to his parents.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1964: On Another World, Pat (Susan Trustman) begged Alice (Jacqueline Courtney) to dip into her savings account to loan her enough money to buy a new bathing suit.

1967: On Days of our Lives, Susan (Denise Alexander) decided to give David (Clive Clerk) a divorce.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (May 14)

1968: Dark Shadows' Mrs. Johnson had a terrible dream.
1981: John Dixon took a tumble down the stairs on As the World Turns.
2002: All My Children's Bianca called her sister, Kendall, "evil".
2010: It was prom night for One Life to Live's Starr X'd Lovers.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1968: On Dark Shadows, Cassandra (Lara Parker) encouraged Mrs. Johnson (Clarice Blackburn) to get some sleep but Mrs. Johnson told her she was afraid of having a terrible dream. Once Mrs. Johnson fell asleep she had the dream, which involved David (David Henesy) and some scary bats.

1979: On Another World, Brian (Paul Stevens) shocked Mac (Douglass Watson) and Janice (Christine Jones) when he told them the extortion idea came from Iris. Note: This was first episode with Tom King credited as head writer. He replaced Harding Lemay, who departed after eight years.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (May 13)

1993: CBS aired the final episodes of Knots Landing.
1994: GH's Miguel pulled an injured BJ out of a bus crash.
2010: Emmerdale's Aaron revealed he was gay on the witness stand.
2011: Roger Howarth returned to One Life to Live.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) told her mother, Mary (Virginia Dwyer), that her brother, Russ, resented their sister, Alice, for being a honor student when he will be forced to go to summer school.

1982: On The Edge of Night, Smiley Wilson (Frank Gorshin), dressed as a biker, tried to steal money from from Raven Whitney (Frank Gorshin) but she outsmarted him.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (May 12)

1980: Edge of Night's Raven kidnapped Jamey.
1992: Y&R's Sheila pulled a gun on Lauren.
1994: GH's Luke found out Laura was having a baby girl.
1995: As the World Turns celebrated 10,000 episodes.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1964: On Another World, Bill (Joseph Gallison) accused Missy (Carol Roux) of not liking him.

1966: On Peyton Place, Ann agreed to let Allison help out in the therapy room.

1980: On The Edge of Night, Raven (Sharon Gabet) and Eliot (Lee Godart) kidnapped Jamey (James Noseworthy).

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (May 11)

1979: Ryan's Hope's Maeve reminisced.
1984: Guiding Light's Mindy was rushed to the hospital.
1989: The original Dynasty ended its run.
1990: Dallas' J.R. was double-crossed by James.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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.

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1964: On Another World, Jim (Leon Janney) questioned Pat (Susan Trustman) about her date with Tom Baxter (Nicholas Pryor).

1970: On Dark Shadows, William Loomis (John Karlen) continued to interview Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) for his book.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Today in Soap Opera History (May 10)

1967: Dark Shadows' Carolyn wanted to check out the locked room.
1982: GH's Laura Templeton did not want to leave Port Charles.
1985: Days of our Lives' Anna and Tony made love.
2002: Passions' Theresa confessed to Julian's murder.
"History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."
― Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1950: On Irna Phillips' Today's Children, Chris knew the only way to determine whether the fingerprints on the package were Janis's was to ask his mother to get Janis to touch something and then have it inspected by the lab.

1961: On The Edge of Night, Mike (John Larkin), Ed (Larry Hagman) and Teresa (Rebecca Sand) faced death in a deserted mine shaft.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) was determined to look at her father's things in the locked room, despite Victoria's pleas against it.