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Today in Soap Opera History (August 29)

1966: Mia Farrow left Peyton Place.

1979: Calvin had a big day on Edge of Night.

1985: Ryan's Hope's D.J. celebrated her 16th birthday.

2006: Sami and Austin's wedding began."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1966: On Dark Shadows, Bill Malloy (Frank Schofield) set up a meeting with Roger Collins (Louis Edmonds), Burke (Mitchell Ryan) and Sam Evans (David Ford) to settle the manslaughter case once and for all.

1966: Mia Farrow aired for the final time as Allison Mackenzie in Peyton Place.

1974: Christopher Allport aired
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 13)

1982: Days of our Lives' Jessica and Joshua were married.

1984: A Martinez debuted as Cruz on Santa Barbara.

1993: Maurice Benard debuted as Sonny on General Hospital.

2001: Bold and the Beautiful's Tony told Kristen he was HIV+."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1968: On Dark Shadows, Adam (Robert Rodan) vowed to kill Victoria, the woman Barnabas loved, unless Barnabas (Jonathan Frid) made someone for him to love.

1980: On The Edge of Night, April (Terry Davis) confronted Emily (Margo McKenna) with the fact that "Kirk Michaels" was dead.
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 5)

1976: Ryan's Hope's Delia talked her way around Frank's suspicions.

1999: Passions premiered on NBC.

2001: As the World Turns' Simon found Katie on an island.

2002: Stephanie Gatschet debuted as Tammy on Guiding Light."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1966: On The Guiding Light, Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) met Leslie Jackson (Lynne Adams).

1966: New head writer William J. Bell's first Days of our Lives script aired. By this point NBC had canceled Ted Corday's other two daytime soaps launched in 1965, Morning Star and Paradise Bay,
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 15)

1981: Edge of Night's Raven planned on becoming Mrs. Whitney.

1983: All My Children's Opal held a press conference.

1984: Guiding Light's Beth and Lujack hit the beach on horseback.

1999: Another World's Tyrone told Marley he loved her."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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1966: Antony Ponzini debuted as Danny Fargo on Another World. Danny hit Missy Palmer (Carol Roux) with his car. He helped her into the car with her wallet left behind on the street. She passed out and woke up at his place where
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 14)

2008: All My Children's Greg and Jenny married.

1986: Another World's Felicia and Zane tied the knot.

1991: Guiding Light's Beth and Phillip were finally married.

2002: Atwt's Nancy felt her late husband's presence in a special Valentine's Day episode."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1967: On Peyton Place, Chris began a new journey, gunfire brought police to the Webber house, and Constance made plans with Edward.

1975: On Another World, Mackenzie Cory (Douglass Watson) married Rachel Davis Matthews Clark Frame (Victoria Wyndham) at Mac's New York City townhouse.
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 28)

1984: The final episode of Edge of Night aired on ABC."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

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1964: Daytime soap opera A Flame in the Wind premiered on ABC. Producer Joseph Hardy, whose creative efforts helped turn Love of Life into one of the top-ranking daytime dramas, changed things up for the new series.

"With most new serials it takes months to build up audience awareness," Hardy explained at the time. "The story usually doesn’t begin unfolding until long after each of the characters has been introduced. I
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 20)

1978: Anthony Geary debuted as Luke Spencer on General Hospital.

1978: Rita Stapleton and Ed Bauer were married on Guiding Light.

1980: Donna Mills debuted as Abby Fairgate on Knots Landing.

2012: Edward Quartermaine passed away on General Hospital."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1929: Radio serial The Rise of the Goldbergs premiered on the NBC Blue network.

1944: The Frank and Anne Hummert soap opera The Strange Romance of Evelyn Winters premiered on CBS Radio.

1964: On General Hospital, Steve Hardy asked Audrey March to marry him.

1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) at in
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Today in Soap Opera History (September 27)

1965: Four new daytime soap operas premiered: Morning

Star and Paradise Bay on NBC, along with The Nurses and

Never Too Young on ABC."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

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1962: Primetime serial The Nurses premiered on CBS. The was titled was changed to The Doctors and The Nurses a year later.

1965: Two new Ted Corday daytime soap operas, Morning Star and Paradise Bay, premiered on NBC. Both shows lasted less than a year, with the final episodes airing on July 1, 1966.

1965: The Nurses premiered on ABC. The show, set at Alden General Hospital, was a daytime continuation
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 29)

1966: Mia Farrow left Peyton Place.

1979: Calvin had a big day on Edge of Night.

1985: Ryan's Hope's D.J. celebrated her 16th birthday.

2006: Sami and Austin's wedding began."The best prophet of the future is the past."

― Lord Byron

"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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1966: On Dark Shadows, Bill Malloy (Frank Schofield) set up a meeting with Roger Collins (Louis Edmonds), Burke (Mitchell Ryan) and Sam Evans (David Ford) to settle the manslaughter case once and for all.

1966: Mia Farrow aired for the final time as Allison Mackenzie in Peyton Place.

1974: Christopher Allport aired for the last time as Tim McGowan in Another World.
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Bill Murray Allegedly Assaulted a 71-Year Old Photographer

Bill Murray Allegedly Assaulted a 71-Year Old Photographer
Not all Bill Murray sightings in the wild end on a note of whimsy. The comedic icon has always had a fiery temper, and it may have recently gotten the better of him after he allegedly assaulted a famed photographer in a Martha's Vineyard restaurant.

The victim is 71-year-old Peter Simon, who is a well-respected and award-winning photographer, not a member of the paparazzi crowd. Murray apparently did not know this. Peter is the brother of iconic singer Carly Simon, and the siblings grew up on Martha's Vineyard, and are considered island royalty.

So what? That doesn't mean Murray wants his picture snapped by the guy, and the former SNL Not Ready for Prime Time Player made that fact very well know. By his own account, Simon was sent off to Lola's a restaurant in the town of Oak Bluff. His assignment was to shoot some Bill Cunningham-like images of 'interesting people'.
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Bill Murray Accused of Slamming Carly Simon’s Brother Against a Door in Martha’s Vineyard (Report)

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Bill Murray Accused of Slamming Carly Simon’s Brother Against a Door in Martha’s Vineyard (Report)
Bill Murray was involved in a dispute with Carly Simon’s brother, photographer Peter Simon, at a restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday night, according to the Boston Globe.

According to a police report obtained by the Globe, Simon says he was on assignment taking pictures at the establishment, Lola’s in Oak Bluffs, when the actor “accosted” him.

Simon told the Globe during a phone interview Thursday that when he stepped into an alcove to check his photos, he felt someone grab him from behind, turn him around and slam him up against a door. The photographer told the Globe the man said he should throw Simon out of the restaurant and injure him.

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“He looked like he was ready to strangle me,” Simon told the Globe, noting that he did not recognize Murray.
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Today in Soap Opera History (July 5)

1976: Ryan's Hope's Delia talked her way around Frank's suspicions.

1999: Passions premiered on NBC.

2001: As the World Turns' Simon found Katie on an island.

2002: Stephanie Gatschet debuted as Tammy on Guiding Light."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.

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1966: On The Guiding Light, Bert Bauer (Charita Bauer) met Leslie Jackson (Lynne Adams).

1966: New head writer William J. Bell's first Days of our Lives script aired.
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Today in Soap Opera History (June 19)

1984: Dark Shadows' Maggie saw Sarah outside the Old House.

1984: All My Children's Edna didn't want Dottie to see Tad.

1995: One Life to Live's Dorian was up to no good with Viki.

2009: EastEnders' Christian and Syed shared a kiss."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.

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1966: Antony Ponzini debuted as Danny Fargo on Another World. Danny hit Missy Palmer (Carol Roux) with his car. He
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Today in Soap Opera History (June 15)

1981: Edge of Night's Raven planned on becoming Mrs. Whitney.

1983: All My Children's Opal held a press conference.

1984: Guiding Light's Beth and Lujack hit the beach on horseback.

1999: Another World's Tyrone told Marley he loved her."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.

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1966: Antony Ponzini debuted as Danny Fargo on Another World. Danny hit Missy Palmer (Carol Roux) with his car. He helped her into the
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Today in Soap Opera History (May 29)

1984: All My Children's Jenny wanted a baby.

1989: Another World's Nicole confessed to murder.

2003: Days of our Lives' Lexie gave birth.

2006: The execution of One Life to Live's "Todd" began."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.

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1939: Radio soap opera The Affairs of Anthony debuted on the Blue Network. Henry Hunter starred as Anthony.

1975: On Another World, Alice Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) agreed to let her husband,
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 14)

1986: Aw's Felicia married Zane. 1991: Gl's Beth and Phillip

were finally married. 2002: Atwt's Nancy felt her late

husband's presence in a special Valentine's Day episode.

2008: Singer Pat Benatar visited Y&R."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1967: On Peyton Place, Chris began a new journey, gunfire brought police to the Webber house, and Constance made plans with Edward.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 29)

1973: The Doctors' Carolee received more bad news.

1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith taped a note to her captor's back.

1985: Santa Barbara's Carnation Killer murdered Veronica.

2008: Billy Magnussen debuted as Casey on As the World Turns."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1945: Procter & Gamble bought Spic and Span for $1.9 million. It would later become one
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 17)

1975: The Doctor's Carolee made a decision.

1980: Atwt's Dee and Ian arrived in Italy.

1988: Australian soap opera Home and Away premiered.

2007: General Hospital's Elizabeth made a confession."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"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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1958: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) called Willy and asked him to put two investigators on Toni for protection.
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 11)

1968: Angelique's bat continued to spy on Dark Shdows' Barnabas.

1974: Y&R's Chris and Snapper were married.

1980: Atwt's Barbara remembered a past mystery man.

2005: Gh's Jason and Sam made love for the first time."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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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1966: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) testified in court. After the hearing, Julie Anderson (Kasey Rogers) worried Elliot Carson (Tim O'Connor) would print articles in the newspaper which portrayed her in a negative way, but Constance Mackenzie (Dorothy Malone, who returned to the show after a medical leave) assured her that would not happen.

1968: On Dark Shadows,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 12)

1981: Primetime soap Dynasty premiered on ABC.

1993: Maureen Bauer died on Guiding Light.

2009: As the World Turns Luke and Noah made love.

2012: One Life to Live's Viki gave a speech for the ages about

beloved canceled soap Fraternity Row."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

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1967: The character of Hope Bauer, who crossed over from The Guiding Light, appeared on Another World for the final time. Elissa Leeds played the role on both shows.

1976: Days of our Lives stars Bill Hayes (Doug) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Read the article here.
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