Days: The Hourlgass is Flipped for 44th year


“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the Days Of Our Lives”

We’ve heard the words spoken each weekday, since November 8, 1965. Today, “Days Of Our Lives” celebrates 44 years on television. With more than 11,000 episodes, it has aired more time on NBC than all of their other programs, except the Today show. From organ music and medical mysteries to demonic possessions and everything in between, Days has failed to entertain viewers over the past 4 decades.

The show was created by husband and wife team Ted & Betty Corday. Ted produced “The Guiding Light” and was the director of “As The World Turns” from it’s debut in 1956 until 1965. Ted was brought to NBC Daytime to help them with a soap to add to their growing daytime line-up of “The Doctors” and “Another World”. He created first “Paradise Bay” and “Morning Star”. Both soaps were cancelled less than a year after their debuts. But it was Days that stayed on the daytime line-up. And in 1975, Days celebrated 10 years by becoming just the second soap to expand to an hour (after fellow Peacock sudsier “Another World”). The soap has been well-known for numerous famous storylines, including “Buried Alive”, “Marlena’s possession”, “Cruise Of Deception”, “Lady In A Cage”. And let’s not forget all the couples!! Bo & Hope, John & Marlena, Roman & Marlena, Steve & Kayla, Jack & Jennifer, Shane & Kimberly, Doug & Julie. The list goes on!!
So take a moment today. If you watched the show years ago and continue to watch, or if you’ve been an on-and-off viewer for the past years. Think about all the times that the Horton’s have hung their ornaments each Christmas. Think about where you were when Bo & Hope got married in an extravagant ceremony in England. Recall how you felt when Kayla was finally able to say “I do” to Patch at their wedding, after being mute for so long. Think about the reunion of RoJohn (referring to when Drake Hogestyn played Roman Brady) and Marlena “Doc” Evans on Salem’s Pier. Or when Carrie punched Sami, at her wedding to Austin. Just take a moment to recall your favorite stories and moments from the show. And, as always, please feel free to share them with us in this comment section!

Click this link to see the very first Days Of Our Lives opening:

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