Today in Soap Opera History (August 12)

1981: Another World's Cecile and Jamie were held captive.

1986: The Young and the Restless' Sven charmed Katherine.

1994: All My Children's Erica broke down at Mona's grave.

2002: Barbara interrupted Hal and Emily's wedding on As the World Turns'."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different 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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1969: On The Doctors, amnesiac Althea Davis (Elizabeth Hubbard) realized she was becoming good friends with the husband she didn't remember, Nick Bellini (Gerald Gordon).

1980: On Texas, Reena Cook (Carla Borelli) was pleased when Kevin (Lee Patterson) vowed to make their marriage
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