Coca-Cola patents its iconic contoured bottle, Al Capone leaves prison, Luke and Laura get married, Harry Potter makes his movie debut, and Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement, all on this day.
1981: The characters Luke Spencer and Laura Webber (played by Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) marry on the soap opera "General Hospital." The event, which stretched over two episodes of the show, was watched by 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.
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