Today in Soap Opera History (August 22)

1960: As the World Turns' Grace wanted to help her son.

1979: Guiding Light's Holly received a marriage proposal.

1986: Young and Restless aired the "It's Ok to Say No" concert.

1986: Days of our Lives' Marlena and "Roman" were remarried."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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1955: On The Brighter Day, Lydia's (Murial Williams) romantic life suffered as she became more stressed over her desire to confess that she had taken the silver clock.

1960: On As the World Turns, Dr. Cassen (Nat Polen) explained to Penny Hughes Baker (Rosemary Prinz) that he couldn't keep her husband,
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