Today in Soap Opera History (February 2)

1968: The Doctors' Liz was on a ledge, and on the news.

1977: David Hasselhoff performed the Y&R theme song on Merv.

1995: Oltl's Viki had an emotional confrontation with Dorian.

2006: Gh's Port Charles faced an encephalitis outbreak."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into d ifferent 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.

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1955: On The Road of Life, Sybil Overton (Barbara Becker) became upset when the bank called with news her account was overdrawn. Sybil's father, Conrad Overton (Charles Dingle), later asked attorney Byron Unger if his daughter had a claim on the estate.

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