Some top soap opera stars are celebrating birthdays in June. Soap Hub has compiled all the dates, so you can send your favorite actors and actresses your very best wishes via Twitter and Instagram. Or you could go the old-fashioned route and mail them an actual card.
Soap Opera Stars And Their Big Day
The birthday revelry began on June 2, when General Hospital’s William Lipton (Cameron) turned 17. The following day, June 3, co-star Tristan Rogers (Robert; Colin, Y&R) toasted #74.
Over at Days of Our Lives, forever young and vibrant Bill Hayes (Doug) celebrated, too. He turned 95 on June 5.
GH’s Carolyn Hennessy, who plays power attorney Diane Miller, is commemorating her special day on June 10. The lovely actress turns 58.
Also going the cake and candles route is The Young and the Restless vet Peter Bergman. He toasts his 67th birthday on June 11.
The Bold and the Beautiful’s Laurence Saint-Victor (Carter) is the birthday boy of the hour on June 14. The actor turns 38.
Three daytime actors share June 15th as their birthday. Eileen Davidson (Ashley, YR) celebrates number 61; Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS) turns 47; and Jordi Vilasuso (Rey, YR) turns 38.
James Patrick Stuart is blowing out some candles on June 16 — 52 of them to be exact. Meanwhile, two BB stars share a June 20th birthday. John McCook (Eric, B&B) turns 75, and Kiara Barnes turns 25.
The month wraps up with two GH actors, both of whom are nominated for 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards, toasting special days. Katelyn MacMullen (Willow) celebrates #25 on June 27, and Steve Burton (Jason) turns 50 on June 28.
More on Soap Opera History
Soap opera began in the early 1900s, as radio broadcasts. Soap companies were behind the conception of the daytime dramas because they wanted to sell soaps to stay-at-home-moms. They did their job and also launched a lifelong programming format, the soap operas.
Spanning more than five decades, American sudsers have seen the rise and fall of daytime soaps. In the heyday of soaps in the early 1980s, there were up to 13 different soap operas broadcasted. However, over the years, the number has declined. Currently, there are only four American soap operas on the air.
Bringing the Drama
The four remaining soap operas currently on the air include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), General Hospital (GH), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). Check your local listings for air times.