1984: All My Children's Tad was celebrated at his bachelor
party. 1996: Days of our Lives' Sami and Austin married.
1998: One Life to Live's Bo grieved his son, Drew."The best prophet of the future is the past."
― Lord Byron
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1967: On Dark Shadows, while Willie Loomis remained in a coma, Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall) attempted to hypnotize David Collins (David Henesy) to stop his prying into Barnabas' (Jonathan Frid) affairs.
1970: ABC aired the final episode of The Best of Everything, a short-lived ABC daytime soap opera that had only