Top News

Today in Soap Opera History (January 7)

1963: Search for Tomorrow's Marian faced troubled times.

1974: How to Survive a Marriage premiered on NBC.

1980: As the World Turns' Mary was shocked to see Joyce.

2005: Young and the Restless' Drucilla and Phyllis faced off."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"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...

1957: On The Edge of Night, Sara (Teal Ames) had a drink at the bar with the man she recognized from the photo, Roy Benson. When Mike (John Larkin) arrived, Sara pretended he was her boyfriend which caused the man to leave. Mike had Willy (Edward Holmes) follow him.

See full article on We Love Soaps