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Today in Soap Opera History (October 18)

1988: Gh's Julian shared a hotel room with college sweetheart

Cheryl. 1999: Shawn & Belle met on Days. 2002: Oltl's

Natalie & Jessica found out they were both Viki's daughters.

2002: Gl's Alexandra held an Ex-Wives Club board meeting."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.

On this date in...

1968: On The Doctors, Dr. Maggie Powers (Lydia Bruce) made up an excuse get Dr. Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) over to her place on Friday night for a surprise bridal shower.

1972: On The Doctors, Dr. Althea Davis explained to Dr. Matt Powers that Dr. Nick Bellini kicked her out when she showed up

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