Today in Soap Opera History (November 9)

1964: Another World's Pat murdered Tom Baxter.

1967: Dark Shadows' Barnabas charmed Julia.

1995: Loving's Neil proposed to Kate.

2004: Gh's Jason begged Sam to live after they lost their baby."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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1962: Joseph Allen, who played roles in CBS soap operas Love of Life (Miles Pardee) and The Edge of Night, died at age 44.

1964: On Another World, Frank Andrews (Peter Brandon) arrived home and found Pat Matthews (Susan Trustman) standing over the dead body of his roommate, Tom Baxter (Nicholas Pryor).

1965: On Days of our Lives second episode, Marie Horton
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