Today in Soap Opera History (August 19)

1996: Nathan Hastings died on The Young and the Restless.

1996: Frankie Frame was murdered on Another World.

1996: Gh's Jason and Robin arrived in Montauk on Stone's birthday.

2013: The series finale of One Life to Live aired online."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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1929: NBC Blue network broadcast Amos 'n' Andy, starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, for the first time. The show ran as a nightly radio serial from 1928 (starting at local Wmaq) until 1943, then as a weekly situation comedy from 1943 to 1955.

1953: On Search for Tomorrow, Arthur Tate (Terry O'Sullivan) told Nathan Walsh
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