1985: Jon Hensley debuted as Holden Sndyer on Atwt.
1999: Jason Cook debuted as Shawn Brady on Days of our Lives.
1999: The Young and the Restless' Nikki battled Diane."The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron
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1964: On Peyton Place, Betty (Barbara Parkins) was afraid to tell Rodney (Ryan O'Neal) about her pregnancy out of fear he would believe she was trapping him into a relationship.
1970: Actor Herb Holcombe died at age 65. He played Adam Bilodeau in Dark Shadows.
1979: On As the World Turns, when Lisa Colman (Eileen Fulton