1984: Kathleen McKinnon arrived on Another World.
1985: Santa Barbara's Christy shot and killed Steve.
2010: Atwt's Reid was stalled on a busy train track."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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1945: On radio soap Portia Faces Life, Portia Blake (Lucille Wall) was confused at breakfast when Marie implied it was a "good" day.
1951: Search for Tomorrow premiered on CBS. Created by Roy Winsor, Search for Tomorrow starred Mary Stuart as Joanne Barron for its entire 35-year run. The show was moved from CBS to NBC on March 29, 1982. It continued on