Today in Soap Opera History (August 17)

1977: Leslie Charleson assumed the role of Monica on Gh.

1992: Elizabeth Keifer debuted as Blake on Guiding Light.

2007: The 10,000th episode of One Life to Live aired on ABC.

2007: As the World Turns' Luke and Noah shared an historic kiss."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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1933: On radio soap opera Ma Perkins, Ma (Virginia Payne) has found out about Cousin Sylvester's marriage proposal to Penny, and she wondered what kind of men the cousins were.

1967: On Dark Shadows, Julia (Grayson Hall) warned Victoria (Alexandra Moltke) not to become too chummy with Barnabas (Jonathan Frid).

1967: On Another World,
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