Today in Soap Opera History (September 20)

1979: The Edge of Night's Trent arrived in Monticello.

1985: Santa Barbara's Augusta crashed into Brick and Janice.

1990: Knots Landing's Danny wanted to hurt Gary.

2001: MTV aired the final episode of Spyder Games."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.

On this date in...

1948: On radio soap opera Claudia, Claudia (Patricia Ryan) and David (Richad Kollmar) Naughton spent an evening at home.

1952: The first commercial Uhf television station in the world, Kptv, began broadcasting in Portland, Oregon on channel 27.

1968: On Another World, Bill Matthews declared to his mother, Liz (Audra Lindley): "As far as I'm concerned, I have no mother.
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