Today in Soap Opera History (July 23)

1966: Days of our Lives creator Ted Corday died.

1983: Edge of Night's Raven and Sky were thrown in jail.

1993: Days' Salem mourned Carly, who wasn't actually dead.

2009: Y&R's Victor gave Adam his acceptance."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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1966: Producer and director Ted Corday died at age 58. Corday moved from Broadway to radio dramas to television directing at The Guiding Light and As the World Turns. In 1965 NBC asked Corday to create three new daytime soap operas leading to the premieres of Days of our Lives, Paradise Bay and Morning Star. Days continues to
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