1995: Loving spinoff The City premiered on ABC.
1998: Guiding Light's Danny met Michelle.
2003: One Life to Live's Blair married Walker."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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1942: On Clara, Lu and Em, Emma "Em" Krueger (Helen King) threw a party.
1964: On Another World, Mitchell Dru (Geoffrey Lumb) asked John Randolph to take on Pat Matthew's case. Michael M. Ryan and Gaye Huston made their first appearances as John and Lee Randolph.
1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall) panicked when Woodard's ghost appeared.
1979: On As the World Turns,