Today in Soap Opera History (October 5)

1964: ABC daytime soap The Young Marrieds premiered.

1979: Mary Crosby took over the role of Kristin on Dallas.

1984: Cbn aired the final episode of Another Life.

2009: Days of our Lives' Ej confronted Nicole about Sydney."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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1964: The Young Marrieds premiered on ABC. The daytime soap opera was created by James Elward and written by Elward with Frances Rickett. Among its cast were future Days of our Lives actors Peggy McCay, Brenda Benet and Susan Seaforth Hayes. The show ran until March 25, 1966.

1977: On One Life to Live, Marco (Gerald Anthony
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