1978: Dallas' Sue Ellen told J.R. she was pregnant.
1981: Sid Fairgate died on Knots Landing.
2009: James Franco debuted on General Hospital."The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron
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1957: On The Edge of Night, Mike Karr (John Larkin) Mike convinced Da Thompson to withhold the Harper's involvement with Clayton Pike, so that Mary and Roger Harper could make peace first.
1974: On Another World, Alice Matthews Frame (Jacqueline Courtney) agreed to see Rachel (Victoria Wyndham) after Rachel arrived at the Matthews' home insisting theythey talk.
1976: On Search for Tomorrow,