Days of Our Lives: Anniversary Tribute


November 8 marked 43 years of Days of Our Lives on our screens. I know lately we have been less than satisfied at what the show has had to offer, but to celebrate the rich history of the show, I felt the need to take a trip back down memory lane. Soaps have that effect on people. You get carried away to a place filled with fantasy and nostalgia – after all this is where it all began soaps. We hope one day our favourite shows will return to the landmark it once used to be. Big Sigh.

There are so many characters in this clip, too many to mention, but it’s actually worth the 9 or so minutes. The scary thing about this, at the halfway mark, you actually begin to think of your age. I know I did anyway – a frightful experience. Ok, so I’ve just turned 30, but why in God’s name can I remember things like Kimberly giving birth to Andrew in a stable just like it was yesterday. See, that’s nostalgia for you.

I know many fans of Days of Our Lives have at one time or another thought wow, that was brilliant or, are you serious, what were they thinking! You do that when you are loyal to a show – that is something us Days of Our Lives fans are without a shadow of a doubt. In saying that, let’s remain loyal to the history of the show, even if in the current day and age the current team at NBC are not ‘up to scratch’.

Tell us who your favourite couple is or was. Your favourite storyline? The best Days of Our Lives wedding? Birth? Death? If I had to choose, my favourite moments were in the 1987 – 1991 era. Marlena reuniting with Roman at the cliff top, Kayla and Steve’s boat wedding, Justin and Adrienne’s Greek wedding, Steve’s ‘death’ and Bo’s motorcycle rescue of Hope from her wedding to Larry…so many to choose from. I can almost say that I have had at least one fond moment which involves each and every cast member to pass through the show in the time I have been watching. How old am I again?

7 Responses

  1. Profile photo of ABCJunky73

    Even thou I have only watched DAYS a couple times when the storyline has grabed me, I found this vedio very touching. I know this will move all of the longtime DAYS fans, as it did me, a once in a while veiwer.

    I do every year at Christmas tune in to see the hanging of the ornaments at the Hortons house. That I beleave is one of the very few true and honest soap triditions left in an industry that has lost it’s sparkle. Happy 43rd DAYS! And many more!



  2. Profile photo of elbugten

    I watched Days faithfully from 1982 until the “Meleswen” s/l when I finally got fed up enough to quit (Alice Horton’s “death” by donut was the straw that broke the camel’s back, as well as Ken Corday deliberately lying to the press about these actors being “fired”). This video reminded me why I used to love Days. NOBODY does romance like Days did. So many great couples here. Alice and Tom, Doug and Julie, Liz and Neil, Pete and Melissa, Tony and Anna, Mickey and Maggie, Shane and Kim, Justin and Adrienne, Jack and Jennifer, and of course current couples like Steve and Kayla and Bo and Hope. Though I gave up on the show, it will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for sharing the video.

  3. Profile photo of MeghannOC

    So pretty! I don’t watch anymore, but that video made me long for the “good old days”! *Sigh* Days was the bomb back in the day with all the great supercouples they had!

  4. Profile photo of Brian Peel
    Brian Peel

    Very emotional huh? Just goes to show what we are missing and what the show is lacking. I think Days is stuck in some kind of rut and the only way they can get back on track is to write for the show properly and bring the vets, all the vets…back in. Front and centre.

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