Light's Phillip and Beth spent New Year's Eve in New York.
2002: The "Surrender" arc began on Port Charles. 2003: One
Life to Live's Dorian visited All My Children's Pine Valley."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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1963: ABC shifted General Hospital to the 3 p.m. Et time slot after nearly 9 months of airing at 1 p.m.
1964: On Another World, Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) refused to give John Randolph (Michael M. Ryan) permission to access her medical records.
1968: NBC daytime soap opera Hidden Faces premiered. Created by Irving Vendig, the