On this day: April 2

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 29, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 01, 2016 

Elvis heads north of the border, 10-year-old Tatum O'Neal strikes Oscar gold, Velcro hits the market, the MLB finds labor peace, and Pope John Paul II dies, all on this day.

OTD April 2 - As the World Turns
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CBS Television

1956: The soap operas "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night" premiere on television. The two shows become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format. Prior to that date, all serials had been 15 minutes in length.


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