1993: Maureen Bauer died on Guiding Light.
2009: As the World Turns Luke and Noah made love.
2012: One Life to Live's Viki gave a speech for the ages about
beloved canceled soap Fraternity Row."History is a vast early warning system."
― Norman Cousins
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1967: The character of Hope Bauer, who crossed over from The Guiding Light, appeared on Another World for the final time. Elissa Leeds played the role on both shows.
1976: Days of our Lives stars Bill Hayes (Doug) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie) appeared on the cover of Time magazine. Read the article here.