1985: Santa Barbara's Lionel fell off a train and had his ID stolen.
2008: Days of our Lives' Ej found John in Stefano's basement.
2014: Guy Wilson made his first appearance as Will on Days."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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1937: Clara, Lu & Em actress Isobel Carothers died suddenly at age 37. Clara, Lu, and Em was radio's first network daytime soap opera, beginning June 16, 1930 over Wgn-Am Chicago, Illinois. It moved to the Blue Network in 1931 and later NBC.
The show began as a Northwestern University sorority sketch by Louise