Days of Our Lives Celebrates 43 Years on the air!
November 8 is a special day in the history of Days of Our Lives.
It will mark the 43rd anniversary for the series. Over those decades, Days has gone in all sorts of different directions, introducing some of Daytime’s major supercouples and some of its most daring, and at times bizarre, plot twists. Created by the inventor of soap operas, Irna Philips, with the help of Ted and Betty Corday, the show survived years at the bottom of the ratings pile to climb up near the top in the sixties. In the following decades, it would stay at the top of NBCs soaps (they had quite a few back then) and, according to some, sparked a major recovery for the genre in the nineties when soaps were starting to decline. Over the past four decades, there has been shortage of love, madness, serial killings, amnesia, live burials, gender confusion, lengthy flashbacks, bad hair days, demonic possessions, abductions, mistaken identities and pseduo-incestuous affairs — everything that makes Daytime such a guilty a pleasure.
Soap Opera Fan Blog salutes Days of Our Lives on making it to the ripe age of 43 and wish it many happy returns. Please leave your thoughts and comments below and have a great weekend!
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