Today in Soap Opera History (June 8)

1981: Another World's Mac wanted to know if Sandy was his son.

1988: Santa Barbara's Tori was rushed into surgery after a car crash.

1999: All My Children's Adam knocked off Erica's mask.

2006: Guiding Light's Olivia made love with Frank."All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut."

Anne Brontë in "Agnes Grey"

"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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1942: Clara, Lu and Em, one of radio's earliest network soap operas in 1930 (first on Wgn then NBC Blue), was brought back by CBS Radio.
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