April is upon us, and some popular daytime stars are celebrating their birthdays. Soap Hub has compiled all the dates, so you can send your favorites your sincerest best wishes via Twitter and Instagram. Or you could go the old-fashioned route and mail them an actual card.
Soap Stars Celebrating In April
If you are an Aries (March 21 – April 19), here are a few of your traits. Aries is the first sign, the newborn of the zodiac, and the first of the fire signs. The symbol for Aries is the Ram, and the ruling planet is Mars, the planet of war and action. Rams are best known for their courage, confidence, optimism, honesty, and passion. They like action, dynamic experiences, speed, and competition.
Aries individuals make good leaders and loyal friends. They are known for taking initiative, bravely going in where others fear to go, and are capable of relentless determination. Negative traits include impulsiveness, quick temperament, impatience, and aggression. Since they are the babies of the zodiac, they have yet to acquire the knowledge of the other signs and experiences, and that can lead to the danger of being self-absorbed.
The revelry kicks off with a Young and the Restless vet commemorating his special day. Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) turns 82 on April 3.
The following day, April 4, Jessica Serfaty (Sloan Peterson, Days of our Lives) celebrates her birthday. She’s turning 32.
Over at The Bold and the Beautiful, Krista Allen (Taylor Hayes) is toasting her 52nd lap around the sun on April 5, as is former General Hospital star Max Gail (ex-Mike Corbin), who celebrates #80. The next day, beloved star Patrika Darbo (Nancy Miller, DAYS; Shirley, B&B) will be celebrating a milestone as she turns 75.
A couple of days later, GH’s Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) is going the cake and candles route. She turns 39 on April 8.
There are four reasons to get out the party hats and hang up some streamers on April 9. Austin Peck (ex-Austin Reed, DAYS) turns 52; Lamon Archey (ex-Eli Grant, DAYS) turns 42; Tanner Novlan (Dr. John “Finn” Finnegan, B&B) turns 38; and Delon de Metz (Zende Forrester Dominguez, B&B) turns 35.
On April 12, three faves from the past will be blowing out the birthday candles. Wayne Northrop, best known as Roman Brady on DAYS, will be celebrating #76, while Alicia Coppola (ex-Meredith Gates, Y&R; ex-Lorna, Another World) is turning 55. Also, former DAYS actor Mike Manning, who recently made some ghostly appearances as Charlie Dale, turns 36.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester Finnegan, B&B) will be 36 on April 17; also celebrating that day is GH alum Lindsay Hartley (ex-Sam), who marks her 45th birthday.
A trio of soap stars, past and present, call April 18th their natal day. Tamara Braun (ex-Ava Vitali, DAYS; ex-Kim Nero/Carly Corinthos, GH) turns 52; Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman, Y&R) turns 67, and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Quartermaine, GH) turns 53.
If you are a Taurus (April 20 – May 21), here are some of your traits. Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac and an earth sign, ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love. Of course, this is contradicted by the fact its symbol is a bull. But Taureans are ruled by their desires, love of food, wealth, creature comforts, nature, and sex. Other positive traits include perseverance, resilience, patience, sensuality, and hard-working.
Though they can have a fiery temper when crossed, they are mostly considered chilled and laid back. It takes a lot to cross that line, but when you do, watch out! They are known to want the very best but can be a little stingy when spending money on others. They can pinch pennies in creative ways when it comes to increasing their bank accounts. It can be very difficult for people ruled by this sign to make changes. Other negative traits include overindulgence, laziness, jealousy, and stubbornness.
Two former soap stars get the ball rolling by celebrating on April 20. That’s when William deVry (ex-Julian Jerome, GH; ex-Storm Logan, B&B) turns 55 while former Y&R and current S.W.A.T. star and new dad Shemar Moore (ex-Malcolm Winters) turns 53.
Dominic Zampogna (Dante Falconeri, GH) will be raising a glass of champagne, too. He turns 44 on April 21. The next day, April 22, former co-star Ingo Rademacher (ex-Jasper “Jax” Jacks) turns 52. The next day one-time DAYS and current Law & Order: SVU star Molly Burnett (ex-Melanie Jonas) will be turning 35.
Two soap stars share April 24 as their birthday. DAYS’ Stacy Haiduk (Kristen DiMera) is turning 55, and Thad Luckinbill (JT Hellstrom) turns 48.
The sweet twins who play General Hospital’s Avery Corinthos will be blowing out cake candles on April 26. Ava and Grace Scarola are turning 9.
The month comes to a close with parties for five more GH actresses. Maura West (Ava Cassadine) turns 51 on April 27, while Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma Scorpio-Drake) is turning 17. Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis) turns 67 on April 28. And last, but not least, one current and one former GH beauty will celebrate on April 30. Lydia Look (Selina Wu) turns 43, while Inga Cadranel (ex-Harmony Miller) turns 45.
April 2023 Overview
April hails the beginning of the eclipse season, starting with the New Moon Total Eclipse in Aries on April 19. Eclipses bring about transformation. Look for some shifts and changes in your life. A new opportunity or possibly a new person will enter your world. The astrological energies surrounding this eclipse signal a new chapter is ready to begin for all of us.
On April 3, Mercury enters the sign of Taurus, a sign to slow down. Act on stillness and clarity rather than jumping into a situation or decision. The Sun will conjunct Chiron, the wounded healer, on the 5th, shining a light on where you might need healing and showing you that no matter how painful, it could give birth to something remarkable. The Sun Conjunct Jupiter on the 11th is the perfect time to set your intentions as it magnifies all that is positive. Jupiter rules abundance, prosperity, and expansiveness.
Pluto squares the Sun for the first time since moving into Aquarius a few weeks ago. Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, and Aquarius, the sign of revolution, technology, freedom, healing, and community, will show us all the areas that can be transformed on a collective and personal level.
The pre-shadow phase of Mercury in Retrograde begins on the 8th, and you will notice signs as to how it will affect you later in the month. Mercury will turn Retrograde on April 21 and last through May 14. So, in the midst of all the shifts and changes, we are asked to pause and reflect. The North Node in Taurus aligns with the Sun on April 24, asking us to reflect on our material possessions and our own self-worth. What is your relationship with your possessions? Giving and receiving? How do you feel about yourself? Are you advocating for yourself? Where can you make adjustments? This time can trigger fated meetings or situations. Welcome to the Spring!