Today in Soap Opera History (May 27)

1968: Dark Shadows' Carolyn fainted in the woods.

1993: AMC's Tad's appeared to be in two places at once.

1994: B.J.'s memorial service on General Hospital.

1999: Another World's Joe made a stunning revelation."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.

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1940: Radio soap opera Lone Journey, sometimes billed as "the distinguished American radio novel," debuted on NBC radio. Sandra Michael wrote the show in collaboration with her brother,
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