Today in Soap Opera History (April 11)

1966: Peyton Place's Steven married Betty.

1978: Ryan's Hope's Tom was drunk and angry.

1986: Lynn Herring debuted as Lucy Coe on General Hospital.

2007: All My Children's Krystal gave birth."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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1966: On Peyton Place, Betty Anderson (Barbara Parkins) married her second husband, Steven Cord (James Douglas). Later, Steven showed Betty their new house. Note: Betty's first marriage to Rodney Harrington was annulled.

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1967: On Another World, Danny Fargo (Antony Ponzini) continued to
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