Today in Soap Opera History (March 26)

1973: Barbara looked for her husband on the first episode of The Young and the Restless.

1982: Capitol premiered in a primetime special on CBS.

1990: General Hospital's Casey met Robin.

1997: The City's Ally learned truth about Carla's baby."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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1967: On Another World, Ada (Constance Ford) mentioned having been married to “Lou”, which was probably the original name for the character of Gerald Davis, Rachel's father.

1968: The first episode of Dark Shadows that was directed by Dan Curtis aired. Nathan

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