Today in Soap Opera History (January 18)

1980: As the World Turns' Nick met Lisa.

1985: Santa Barbara's Peter kidnapped Eden.

1987: Brenda Dickson was honored.

2007: Guiding Light's Tammy and Jonathan were married."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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1937: Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories premiered on CBS Radio. The popular radio soap opera ran until November 16, 1956.

1968: On Another World, Rachel (Robin Strasser) gave Ada (Constance Ford) some money and told her to take Mary (Virginia Dwyer) out to lunch instead of bringing her to their shabby apartment.

1973: On The Doctors, Martha Allen (Sally Gracie) visited her friend,
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