1984: Guiding Light
's Nola gave birth. 1986: Dynasty's Alexis
took over Blake's possessions and he was not happy.
1999: Another World's Alli faced a ticking time bomb.
1999: Susan Lucci
finally won her for Daytime Emmy Award."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.
On this date in...
1964: On Another World, Jim (Leon Janney
) convinced Russ (Joey Trent
) to attend summer school.
1971: The first episode of Upstairs Downstairs
was re-recorded in color after the original recording,