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Today in Soap Opera History (July 20)

On this date in...

1981: On As The World Turns, John Dixon threatened James Stenbeck at gunpoint.

2006: On General Hospital, Robert and Anna were in Port Charles, and decided to help out Robin with Patrick.

Celebrating a birthday today are:

Dean Winters (ex-Ryan, Oz) - 47

Michael Park (Richard, Gotham; Dirk, Steamboat; ex-Jack, As The World Turns) - 43

Josh Holloway (ex-Sawyer, Lost) - 42

Sandra Oh (Cristina, Grey's Anatomy) - 40

Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential)

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