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Today in Soap Opera History (December 20)

1982: The Doctors' Kit and Mike were stranded during a snow storm.

1985: Lujack's spirit visited Beth on Guiding Light.

1996: All My Children's Adam and Liza were married.

2007: General Hospital's Dillon returned and found out about Georgie's death."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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Bebe Spode (Renne Jarrett) came back home and told her father, Martin Spode (Eric Dressler), how much she loved him.

1965: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) met Martin Peyton (George Macready).

1968: On The Doctors,
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Today in Soap Opera History (December 3)

1984: Days of our Lives' Carrie decided where to live.

1985: The freedom flag was raised in Gh's Asian Quarter.

1998: Guiding Light's Danny and Michelle shared their first kiss.

2001: Atwt's Barbara & James plotted against Carly, Emily & Rose."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different 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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1946: On Life Can Be Beautiful, Stanley (Ralph Locke) tried to take charge of Chichi's (Alice Reinheart) affairs, but Chichi refused. She had her own ideas.

1964: On Peyton Place, Leslie Harrington (Paul Langton) became incensed when Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins
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Today in Soap Opera History (November 30)

1979: Miss Ellie saved Southfork on Dallas.

1981: Beverly McKinsey played Iris for the final time on Texas.

1981: General Hospital's Rick proposed to Lesley.

1995: Rebecca Budig debuted as Michelle 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

"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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1965: On Peyton Place, Miss Choate (Erin O'Brien-Moore) mentioned to Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) that Stella Chernak's (Lee Grant) personnel file had gone missing. Miss Choate then caught Betty in the act of returning the file. Later, Miss Choate defended Betty to Mike (Ed Rossi). Note: You'll notice David Canary as Dr.
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 7)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven prepared for his weddding.

1981: Another World's Sandy took care of Mac after an explosion.

1986: Santa Barbara's Kelly confessed to Nick before their wedding.

1989: Days of our Lives' Steve and Kayla became Gideon and Emily."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 Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) and Steven Cord (James Douglas) prepared for their wedding.

1976: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 11)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven married Betty.

1978: Ryan's Hope's Tom was drunk and angry.

1986: Lynn Herring debuted as Lucy Coe on General Hospital.

2007: All My Children's Krystal gave birth."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 Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) married her second husband, Steven Cord (James Douglas). Later, Steven showed Betty their new house. Note: Betty's first marriage to Rodney Harrington was annulled.
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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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