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Today in Soap Opera History (April 3)

1956: Edge of Night's Jack was impacted by a kiss.

1972: Return to Peyton Place premiered on NBC.

1984: Edge of Night's Raven reflected on her past.

2013: General Hospital's Helena was shot by Luke."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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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1956: On second ever episode of The Edge of Night, Mattie Lane's (Betty Garde) $20 disappeared from her sewing machine which led to tension between Sarah (Teal Ames) and Mike (John Larkin). Both Mike and Sarah, especially Mike, suspected Jack (Don Hastings) was the culprit.

1970: On Another World,
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 4)

1954: The Brighter Day made its television premiere.

1979: Alice Horton performed in a hospital benefit on Days of our Lives.

1983: General Hospital's Edward learned Jimmy Lee was his son.

1985: Santa Barbara's Lionel learned Dominic's identify."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1954: Daytime soap opera The Brighter Day premiered on CBS-tv. Set in New Hope, Wisconsin, the series revolved around Reverend Richard Dennis (Blair Davies) and his four children: Althea (Brook Byron), Patsy (Lois Nettleton), Babby (Mary Linn Beller) and Grayling (Hal Holbrook). The Brighter Day
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Today in Soap Opera History (April 3)

1956: Edge of Night's Jack was impacted by a kiss.

1972: Return to Peyton Place premiered on NBC.

1984: Edge of Night's Raven reflected on her past.

2013: General Hospital's Helena was shot by Luke."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.

On this date in...

1956: On second ever episode of The Edge of Night, Mattie Lane's (Betty Garde) $20 disappeared from her sewing machine which led to tension between Sarah (Teal Ames) and
See full article at We Love Soaps »

Today in Soap Opera History (January 4)

1954: The Brighter Day made its television premiere.

1979: Alice Horton performed in a hospital benefit on Days.

1983: Gh's Edward learned Jimmy Lee was his son.

1985: Santa Barbara's Lionel learned Dominic's identify."History is a vast early warning system."

Norman Cousins

"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...

1954: Daytime soap opera The Brighter Day premiered on CBS-tv. Set in New Hope, Wisconsin, the series revolved around Reverend Richard Dennis (Blair Davies) and his four children: Althea (Brook Byron), Patsy (Lois Nettleton), Babby (Mary Linn Beller) and Grayling (Hal Holbrook). The Brighter Day was based on Irna Phillips' NBC Radio serial of the same name that premiered
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