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Today in Soap Opera History (October 1)

1976: Days of our Lives' Doug and Julie were finally married.

1985: John Sanderford joined Ryan's Hope as Frank Ryan.

1990: Dutch soap Goede Tijden Slechte Tijden premiered.

2003: Kelly Monaco debuted as Sam McCall on General Hospital."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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1968: On Another World, seething with anger after a fight with his mother, Liz (Audra Lindley), Bill Matthews (Joseph Gallison) crashed his car.

1976: On Days of our Lives, Doug Williams (Bill Hayes) and Julie Olson (Susan Seaforth Hayes) were married.

Below are Doug and Julie's vows:

Bill and Susan Seaforth Hayes as Doug

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