Today in Soap Opera History (October 24)

1985: Siobhan married Max on Ryan's Hope.

1988: Another World's Felicia married Mitch.

1988: Guiding Light's Rick married Meredith.

2003: A candlelight vigil honoring Macy was held on B&B."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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1958: Australia's first television soap opera, Autumn Affair, premiered on Network Seven station Atn-7. The series was canceled in less than a year..

1979: On As the World Turns, Dr. John Dixon (Larry Bryggman) showed up at Kim Stewart's house where her step-daughter, Betsy, was having a party with loud music and friends drinking wine.

1980: On The Edge of Night,
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