1979: Atwt's Lisa faced off with Hester at The Willows.
1995: Another World's Donna sang to a suspicious Matt.
1998: Brooke's Bedroom made it's debut on B&B."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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1957: On The Edge of Night, Peter Dalton (Stephen Elliott) won the election by a landslide.
1968: Susan Seaforth (Hayes) debuted as Julie Olson in Days of our Lives. She has been nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on the soap. Check out our 2010 in-depth interview with Mrs. Hayes and her husband and Days co-star,