Today in Soap Opera History (October 8)

1969: Dark Shadows' Petofi traveled to 1969 in Quentin's body.

1973: Another World's Steve and Alice finally talked about the past.

1985: Santa Barbara's Julia met Dylan.

2010: One Life to Live's Viki wanted Echo to leave Llanview."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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1968: On The Doctors, Congressman Jason Randall (M. Emmet Walsh) arrived at Hope Memorial for a hospital tour with a posse of reporters, flustering Nurse Simpson (Carolee Campbell).

1969: On Dark Shadows, Count Andreas Petofi (David Selby), in Quentin's body, informed Angelique she had to follow his orders in the future. Julia (Grayson Hall) realized
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